Introduction to the Supply Contract (SC)

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This one day course introduces delegates to the philosophy of the NEC family of contracts and focusses on the provisions of the Supply Contract (SC), ensuring a collaborative approach and the effective management of a supply, achieving the parties' objectives.

Why Enrol?

  • Enrich your knowledge of the philosophy of NEC
  • Appreciate the use of Contract Data, Goods Information and Supply Requirements
  • Be clear on the roles and responsibilities of key parties
  • Understand important SC clauses and processes, particularly Early Warnings, the Programme, Risk Register, Communications and Compensation Events
  • Confidently apply your new SC knowledge in practice


Peer reviewed training courses delivered by NEC3 experts and industry specialists on scheduled dates and locations across the country. Ideal for those looking for NEC3 knowledge exchange with other users in an interactive learning environment.


Our training programmes, tailored to your requirements. Ideal for organisations with specific time, location, and learning and development objectives.

Included in the fee

The classroom course fee includes

  • Complimentary copy of the NEC3 Supply Contract (SC) and its associated Guidance Notes
  • One month access to the Introduction to NEC3 online learning package
  • Certification on successful completion of all modules and assessment

Full details of our training venues can be found here.

In-house learning

Fees and particulars for this option, tailored to your specific requirements, are available upon request. Select the In-house icon above for further details.



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

  • Background and underlying principles - the concept
  • SC structure and the Options
  • Preparing the SC
  • General provisions and Supplier's main responsibilities
  • Time, testing and Defects
  • Payment
  • Compensation Events
  • Title, Risks, Liabilities, Indemnities and Insurance
  • Termination and Dispute Resolution
Who should enrol

This training programmme is ideal for all those involved in the procurement/supply of goods, including:

  • Purchasers
  • Procurement managers
  • Supply Managers
  • Suppliers
  • Commercial Managers

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