Option A is a priced contract with an activity schedule where the risk of carrying out the work at the agreed prices is largely borne by the contractor. He also carries the risk of measurement of work to be done at time of tender.
This document is the ECC3 black book with the other main Options B to F deleted and the Option A clauses merged into the core clauses in their appropriate place. It is useful to persons only ever likely to require an Option A type of contract.
The National Treasury Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management has, with the exception of the NEC3 Framework Contract (a head contract), endorsed the NEC3 family of contracts for use by organs of state in South Africa to serve their infrastructure needs.
The NEC3 family of contracts support a wide range of procurement strategies which can lead to improved project outcomes and in so doing realise value for money.
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