NEC4: Professional Service Short Contract
The NEC4 Professional Service Short Contract (PSSC) is a simpler alternative to the NEC4 Professional Service Contract (PSC). It is for appointing any provider of professional services on smaller-scale projects where sophisticated management techniques are not required. This includes project managers, service managers, supervisors, designers and other consultants associated with an NEC4 contract.
NEC4 PSSC uses a price list, with payments made either on a time charge plus priced expenses basis, or on completion of priced items and quantities. The document contains everything you need to prepare, tender and manage an NEC4 PSSC contract, including forms for the contract data, price list and scope.
The PSSC 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 and services on time, on budget and to the highest environmental and quality standards.
As with all NEC4 contracts, the parties to a PSSC 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 usefulness of the service so it can be mitigated without delay.
Change is dealt with by a fast and fair compensation event process which, together with a continually updated and agreed programme, ensures there are no surprises at the end of the contract.