The Professional Service Contract is intended for use in the appointment of a supplier to provide professional services. It can be used for appointing project managers, supervisors, designers, consultants or other suppliers under NEC contracts and can also be used for appointing suppliers on non-NEC construction projects or for non-construction projects. This document contains the core clauses, the relevant main option clauses, the secondary option clauses and the contract data.
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Schedule of options Core clauses
- 1 General
- 2 The Parties’ main responsibilities
- 3 Time
- 4 Quality
- 5 Payment
- 6 Compensation events
- 7 Rights to material
- 8 Indemnity, insurance and liability style
- 9 Termination
Main option clauses
- A Priced subcontract with activity schedule
- C Target contract
- E Time based contract
- G Term contract Option
Secondary option clauses
- X1 Price adjustment for inflation Changes in the law
- X3 Multiple currencies Parent company guarantee Sectional Completion Bonus for early Completion
- Delay damages
- Collateral warranty agreements
- Transfer of rights
- X10 Employer’s Agent
- X11 Termination by the Employer
- X12 Partnering
- X13 Performance bond
- X18 Limitation of liability
- X20 Key Performance Indicators
- Y(UK)2 The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
- Y(UK)3 The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999
- Z Additional conditions of subcontract
Note Options X14 to X17, X19 and Y(UK)1 are not used
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