NEC3: Providing for Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) using NEC3

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This training course is intended for clients and their supply chains to understand the provisions of the additional ECI clauses to enhance their relationships and benefit their businesses.


Early contractor involvement (ECI) allows the Contractor to be appointed under a two-stage ECC contract before details of what is to be constructed have been fully developed and priced. This enables the Contractor to take part in the design development and construction planning stage of a project. This approach supports improved team working, innovation and planning and is now widely recognised as beneficial.

NEC has developed an additional clause to be used with the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Options C and E where an ECI approach is required. This additional clause is aimed at promoting collaboration through the whole project, and sharing the benefits gained through collaboration.

Find out more about the clause.



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.

What is ECI and when and how is it best used?
  • A look at what ECI does and does not mean.
  • When the ECI should be used
  • Exploring the circumstances that allow ECI to work
  • Decisions needed to set ECI in place
What is the additional ECC clause to allow ECI and what opportunities does it present for other NEC3 contracts?
  • The additional clause to be used with the ECC
  • Managing the additional clause
  • Interactive case studies covering the pre and post ECI contract
  • The opportunities and complexities for ECI with other NEC3 contracts
Summary and open forum
  • An opportunity for you to discuss the potential impact on the ECI clause and your work including how it could benefit project teams, delivery and upcoming contracts
Learning Objectives

By the end of this course delegates should:

  • Know when to use ECI
  • Be able to prepare the additional parts of tender documents for ECI and appraise tenders
  • Understand important ECI clauses and processes
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the key parties
Who Should Attend?
This course is highly recommended for all involved in the use of ECI including:
  • Clients
  • Project Managers
  • Designers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors and other members of the supply chain
Included in the Fee


  • A free copy of the additional NEC3 ECI clause and its associated Guidance Notes

Delegates should bring a copy of the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) with them.

In-House Learning

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

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