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NEC 4 Suite of Contracts

April 2017 - Issue 92

The NEC 4 suite of contracts will be published in June 2017, replacing the NEC 3 suite published in 2005. The changes made to the NEC4 suite of contracts have been brought about as a direct result of feedback from industry, to support methods and provide solutions which the NEC has identified that employers are demanding.

The key changes will include –

The other key changes incorporate amendments that are commonly made to current NEC3 contracts. These include –

In addition, as part of the NEC4 suite, the NEC will be introducing two new contracts –

It is in the NEC Contract Board’s view that “the style, layout, terminology and key project management processes that run through in NEC contracts remain”. Only time will tell how swiftly employers will switch to using the NEC4 suite.

Anna Mulholland

Trainee Solicitor

e amulholland@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298218

 

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