NEC4: Supply Short Contract
The NEC4 Supply Short Contract (SSC) is a simpler alternative to the NEC4 Supply Contract (SC). It is for local and international procurement of goods that do not require sophisticated management techniques and impose only low risks on both the buyer and supplier.
It can be used for local and international procurement of goods under a single order or on a batch order basis. Examples include building materials, simple plant and equipment, personal protective equipment and manufactured parts.
It is a priced contract with additional NEC benefits, such as collaborative working, effective risk allocation and sound management. The document contains everything you need to prepare, tender and manage an NEC4 SSC contract, including all secondary options and forms for the contract data, price list and scope.
SSC 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 SSC are required to act in a ‘spirit of mutual trust and co-operation’ and give early warnings of anything that could affect cost, delivery date or performance of the goods 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 delivery programme, ensures there are no surprises.