NEC3: Introduction to the Supply Short Contract (SSC)

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This one day training course focusses on the provisions of the Supply Short Contract (SSC). Delegates gain an understanding of the key pre- and post-contract aspects of SSC and will appreciate where, when and how to effectively use this form of contract.

Why enrol?

  • Enrich your knowledge of the philosophy of NEC
  • Be able to prepare tender documents and appraise tenders received
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the key parties
  • Be clear on the important SSC clauses, particularly Early Warnings, Communications, Compensation Events and Batch Orders
  • Confidently apply your new SSC knowledge in practice


Peer reviewed training courses delivered by NEC experts and industry specialists on scheduled dates and locations across the country. Ideal for those looking for NEC knowledge exchange with other users in an interactive learning environment.


Our training programmes, tailored to your requirements. Ideal for organisations with specific time, location, and learning and development objectives.


Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

  • Background and underlying principles - the concept
  • The SSC structure
  • Preparing the tender documents
  • Assessing tenders
  • Administering the SSC
Included in the fee

The Classroom course fee includes

  • Complimentary copy of the NEC3 Supply Short Contract (SSC) and its associated Guidance Notes
  • One month access to the Introduction to NEC3 online learning package
  • Certification on successful completion of all modules and assessment

Full details of our course locations can be found in venues.

In-house learning

Fees and particulars for this option, tailored to your specific requirements, are available upon request. Select the In-house icon above for further details.

Who should enrol

This training programme is ideal for all those involved in the procurement of low risk and value goods, including:

  • Purchasers
  • Procurement managers
  • Supply managers

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