NEC ECC: Dispute Avoidance Board & HGCRA

is it possible to implement a dispute avoidance board when the HGCRA is applied?

The NEC published Practice Note number 5 on 28 April 2019 to address this very issue, a copy of which can be downloaded from the following link;

https://www.neccontract.com/About-NEC/News-Media/New-NEC4-Practice-Note-Using-a-Dispute-Avoidance-Board-for-contracts-covered-by-the-Housing-Grants

The paper includes the Dispute Avoidance Board as a referral under a revised Option W2, although the statutory right to refer a dispute to adjudication at any time remains.