The advantages of using Early Contractor Involvement prior to proceeding to the construction stage of a project are increasingly being recognised by clients and their suppliers. For clients who may be considering using ECI for the first time and/or who may wish to obtain further guidance before doing so, there are some key issues to consider including:
- How to select a Contractor when a firm price is not provided at the appointment stage and
- How to establish the construction cost before starting the construction stage.
NEC has now released this practice note which considers the issues that need to be taken into account at the procurement stage and gives advice on how to establish the most advantageous offer. It provides guidance on what should be included in the Pricing Information, how to manage submissions in stage 1 and how to agree a price for the construction stage.
This practice note is based on the secondary option (X22) available for use with the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (Options C or E).
To accompany the release of this practice note, NEC will be holding a webinar to explain more about the new ECI practice note on the 21st March (3-4pm UTC). Click here to register for the webinar or to find out more.Download the practice note now.