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NEC3 Procurement and Contract Strategies Guide

NEC3 Procurement and Contract Strategies Guide

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Procurement and Contract Strategies
This document provides guidance for users of NEC in determining theprocurement and contract strategies to achieve planned outcomes and in theapplication of contracts from the NEC3 family in meeting these strategies
An NEC document
December 2009
Construction Clients’ Board endorsement of NEC3
The Construction Clients’ Board (formerly Public Sector ConstructionClients’ Forum) recommends that public sector organisationsuse the NEC3 contracts when procuring construction. Standardisinguse of this comprehensive suite of contracts should help todeliver efficiencies across the public sector and promote behavioursin line with the principles of 
Achieving Excellence in Construction.
NEC is a division of Thomas Telford Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the owner and developer of the NEC.The NEC is a family of standard contracts, each of which has thesecharacteristics:
Its use stimulates good management of the relationship between the twoparties to the contract and, hence, of the work included in the contract.
It can be used in a wide variety of commercial situations, for a widevariety of types of work and in any location.
It is a clear and simple document – using language and a structure which are straightforward and easily understood.ISBN (complete box set) 978 0 7277 3675 8ISBN (this document) 978 0 7277 4065 6First edition June 2005Reprinted 2007Revised edition December 2009Cover photo, Golden Jubilee Bridge, courtesy of City of Westminster9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data for this publication is availablefrom the British Library.
Copyright nec 2009All rights, including translation, reserved. Except as permitted by theCopyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, no part of this publication may bereproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by anymeans, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, withoutthe prior written permission of the NEC Director, NEC, Thomas Telford Ltd,40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP.Typeset by Academic + Technical, BristolPrinted and bound in Great Britain by Bell & Bain Limited, Glasgow, UK 
Part 1 What is NEC? 1
Outline of NEC 1NEC3 contracts 2Option structure 4
Part 2 NEC3 Procurement and Contract Strategies 5
Traditional approaches 5Design and build 7Prime contracting 9Management contracts 9PFI/PPP 11Summary 12
Part 3 Other Procurement Aspects 13
Partnering 13Incentivisation 16Key Performance Indicators 16Risk management 18Supply chain management 20Operating, maintenance and compliance periods 20Framework contracts 21Value management 21Novation 22Early Contractor Involvement 22Sustainability 23

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