Providing for Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) using NEC3
Early contractor involvement (ECI) allows the Contractor to be appointed under a two-stage ECC contract before details of what is to be constructed have been fully developed and priced. This enables the Contractor to take part in the design development and construction planning stage of a project. This approach supports improved team working, innovation and planning and is now widely recognised as beneficial.
NEC has developed an additional clause to be used with the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Options C and E where an ECI approach is required. This additional clause is aimed at promoting collaboration through the whole project, and sharing the benefits gained through collaboration.
What is ECI and when and how is it best used?
- A look at what ECI does and does not mean.
- When the ECI should be used
- Exploring the circumstances that allow ECI to work
- Decisions needed to set ECI in place
What is the additional ECC clause to allow ECI and what opportunities does it present for other NEC3 contracts?
- The additional clause to be used with the ECC
- Managing the additional clause
- Interactive case studies covering the pre and post ECI contract
- The opportunities and complexities for ECI with other NEC3 contracts
Summary and open forum
- An opportunity for you to discuss the potential impact on the ECI clause and your work including how it could benefit project teams, delivery and upcoming contracts
This course is highly recommended for all involved in the use of ECI including:
- Project Managers
- Subcontractors and other members of the supply chain
Delegates should bring a copy of the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) with them.