These guide notes explain the structure of the Professional Services Contract and the reasons for its provisions. They explain the “shell” of the contact and the need to provide important additional information such as the scope. The main options, dispute resolution options and the secondary options are all explained together with basis of appointing a consultant. Explanatory notes are then provided on individual clauses and worked examples are provided of contract data.
The second part of the book contains flow charts which set out the procedural logic of the 28 clauses that can be presented with benefit by flow charting.
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.