Introduction to the NEC3 Professional Services Contract (PSC)

Introduction to the NEC3 Professional Services Contract (PSC)
This course focusses on the provisions of the Professional Services Contract (PSC) and equips delegates with the skills necessary to run a successful project under the PSC.

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Why enrol?

  • Appreciate the use of Contract Data and Scope
  • Be able to prepare tender documents
  • Understand important PSC clauses in particular Early Warning, Programme, Risk Register, Communications and Compensation Events
  • Comprehend roles and responsibilities of key parties
  • Solve problems effectively
  • Confidently apply the PSC in practice

[PRE-REQUISITE] NEC online learning module review
Recap of main points covered in Introduction to NEC3 online learning module: Prior to attending this training course, you will need to complete the short 40-60 minutes online module: Introduction to NEC3.

Details will be forwarded with your joining instructions two weeks prior to the course start date.

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

Structure of PSC

  • When the PSC should be use
  • The main and secondary Options that can be chosen
  • Other contract documents that need to be produced

General Provisions

  • Mutual trust and co-operation
  • Identified and defined terms
  • Communications and Early Warnings

The Parties' main responsibilities

  • How the Services are defined
  • Key people
  • Key dates
  • Subconsulting


  • The process for dealing with Defects


  • How payments are calculated
  • How payments are made

Compensation Events

  • What are Compensation Events?
  • How are Compensation Events managed?

Other aspects of the PSC

  • Title
  • Risks and insurances
  • Termination
  • Dispute Resolution

This introductory training course is highly recommended for all involved in providing or appointing a supplier of professional services. Delegates will include:

  • Employers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors and their supply chain

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