NEC COVID-19 Advice

NEC has created an assortment of resources to support our users as they navigate through the key processes and procedures that Covid-19 could affect and work to ensure the best outcome for all parties within their contracts. 

Guidance Document 

Peter Higgins, NEC4 Contract Board Chair produced a short guidance document for projects being procured using NEC in the current global pandemic. This document briefly outlines the use of Clause 19 and how it can be applied in this situation.

Read the full guidance document

Guidance Video

Peter Higgins continued his guidance in producing a short video which considers procedures that should have happened and what good practice would be next. He examines the secondary option X2 and details the NEC processes following changes to the law. 

Questions and Answers Series

In this series Peter Higgins, NEC4 Contract Board Chair and Ian Heaphy, NEC4 Contract Board Member discuss some of the questions that have been raised and look to offer their advice and thoughts on the challenges as the sector moves to respond to Covid-19.  

Q & A Session One - Clause 19 - Prevention

In this session, they consider "Clause 19 - Prevention" and challenges around issuing new contracts during the pandemic, including specific procedures in the scope. 


Q & A Session Two - Site Closures

In the second session, Peter and Ian look at the responsibilities and procedures to take if site closures become necessary. 

Q & A Session Three - Compensation Events

In this next session, we discuss utilising compensation events during the pandemic, including who is responsible for notifying early warnings and compensation events and the procedures that should be undertaken. 

Q & A Session Four - Cost

In the final session, Peter and Ian look into "working areas", defined costs and recovery of costs for contractors. 

Do you have questions for NEC? Submit your questions through the NEC Users’ Group Helpdesk today. Find out more.

Note: All the information provided is correct at the time of recording. Any comments on the video are intended as general information on using NEC contracts under the current pandemic conditions. The comments should not be regarded as specific advice on specific projects. For specific support on any issues impacting your project please contact the NEC Helpdesk or your legal team.

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