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New NEC4 contracts kick off in June

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NEC4, the latest version of NEC contracts suite, is going live in June.

There will be two new contracts introduced: NEC4 Design, Build and Operate Contract (DBO) and the consultative NEC4 Alliance Contract (ALC).

The NEC contracts promote collaboration to improve procurement and help smoother and faster resolution of contractual problems. NEC4 improves on earlier versions, incorporating user feedback and industry developments.

Changes include increased contractural flexibility and a more user-friendly design for use at an international level.

It will be available after the NEC users’ group annual seminar on 22 June, where there will be workshops to support users.

“We believe NEC4’s diverse range of definitive end-to-end project management contracts will empower users to deliver projects on time, on budget and to the highest standards now and in the future to the benefit of both industry and society,” said NEC Contracts general manager Rekha Thawrani.

The NEC4 Design, Build and Operate Contract (DBO) will help clients procure more holistic projects. It brings responsibility for design, construction, operation and/or maintenance into one contract so it can be procured from a single supplier.

The NEC4 Alliance Contract (ALC) will be published in a consultation form to start. It is designed to be used as a single collaborative contract with many different parties delivering elements of the project. The aim is to bring all the parties together to align on client objectives.

It was created to support clients wanting to fully integrate delivery teams for large, complex projects.



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