Several approaches are included making it a family of options. There have been four editions, the first in 1993, the second in 1995, the third in engineering and construction contract pdf and the most recent in 2017. The NEC3 was launched in 2005 and it was amended in April 2013.
NEC4 was announced in March 2017 and will be available after June 2017. This new edition reflects procurement and project management developments and emerging best practice, with improvements in flexibility, clarity and the ease of administration. Its use stimulates good management of the relationship between the two parties to the contract and, hence, of the work included in the contract. It can be used in a wide variety of commercial situations, for a wide variety of types of work and in any location.
It is a clear and simple document – using language and a structure which are straightforward and easily understood. Reform Group of The UK Cabinet Office recommends the use of NEC3 by public sector construction procurers on their construction projects. The NEC contracts now form a suite of contracts, with NEC being the brand name for the “umbrella” of contracts. When it was first launched in 1993, it was simply the “New Engineering Contract”. This specific contract has been renamed the “Engineering and Construction Contract” which is the main contract used for any construction based project.