What factors should the Employer consider when deciding what type of contract to use from within the NEC suite of contracts?
Factors to be considered when deciding what type of contract to use include:
Who has the necessary design expertise? Is there particular pressure to complete quickly? How important is performance of the completed works? Is certainty of final cost more important than lowest final cost? Where can a risk be best managed? What total risk is tolerable for contractors? How important is cross-contract co-ordination to achievement of project objectives? Does the Employer have good reasons for himself selecting specialist contractors or suppliers for parts of the work?