NEC4: Engineering and Construction Short Contract
The NEC4 Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC) is a simpler alternative to the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).
The ECSC is for projects which are relatively easy to manage, comprise straightforward work and impose only low risks on both the client and contractor. It uses a price list, with payments simply made for completion of priced items, or for quantities provided at the agreed rates, or for a combination of both.
The ECSC can include any level of design. The document contains everything you need to prepare, tender and manage an NEC4 ECSC contract, including forms for the contract data, price list, scope and site information.
The NEC4 ECSC is part of the NEC4 suite of collaborative, flexible and clearly written contracts for built environment procurement. The suite has a global track record for delivering all kinds and sizes of building and infrastructure projects on time, on budget and to the highest environmental and quality standards.
As with all NEC4 contracts, the parties to an ECSC are required to act in a ‘spirit of mutual trust and co-operation’ and give early warnings of anything that could affect time, cost or quality so it can be mitigated without delay. Change is dealt with by a fast and fair compensation event process which ensures there are no surprises at completion.