The subcontract is intended for use in appointing a subcontractor where the contractor has been appointed under the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC3). The contractual obligations and procedures are back to back with the ECC3 but times for performance are different to cater for the main contractor passing assessments and obtaining acceptances within the time periods in his contract with the employer.
The SA 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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