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Introduction to the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract for Public Sector Practitioners


Event summary

This webinar has been developed to support practitioners understand the complete NEC4 suite of contracts.


20 April 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:30

Standard price

£225.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£145.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The webinar will focus on the key provisions in the NEC4 contract. The NEC suite of contracts has become the contract of choice for many public sector procurers of construction and maintenance works, and it is critical that practitioners understand changes to the contracts, as well as accompanying guidance. NEC4 has been created as an improved, revised and updated version of the NEC3 suite of documents and is designed to streamline processes and improve contract administration. Attend the event to get up to speed and gain a better understanding of the underlying principles behind NEC4 and develop a working checklist to use clauses appropriately and at the right time.

Who should attend?

This webinar will be of interest to everyone (project managers, procurement, legal, estates, highways,) who want to develop a greater understanding of how the NEC4 suite of contracts, how to administer these contracts effectively, avoid costly and time-consuming disputes and manage issues that arise. Delegates will also gain an understanding of the fundamentals of contract law, appreciate the perils of amending contracts and by the end of the day go away with a practical awareness of the main provisions of the NEC4 Contracts.

How will you benefit from attending?

You will gain an understanding of:

  • how NEC4 contracts apply to public sector procurements
  • how you can make the best use of NEC4 contracts
  • the importance of clear communication between client, lawyers and procurement teams
  • the roles and responsibilities of the key parties under the NEC4 contracts
  • whether amendments and supplemental drafting is necessary to address project specific matters, as well as issues of interpretation

CPD hours

Four and a half hours.


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  • / Risk management
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