NEC4: INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT (PSC)
To get an insight into when to use this form of contract, how to put it together, the contract strategy and how it is managed effectively.
The course is accompanied by a test to help cement knowledge and understanding gained upon completion.
The PSC has been developed for the appointment of a consultant to provide a service. This may or may not be related to a project, with a contractor also appointed under the NEC. It provides a modern method for clients, consultants and service managers to work collaboratively to achieve their objectives consistently.
People will be motivated to play their part in collaborative management if it is in their commercial and professional interest to do so. Uncertainty about what is to be done and the corresponding risks and liabilities can lead to disputes and confrontation. The ECC clearly allocates risks, and the collaborative approach will reduce those risks and uncertainty for all the parties.
At the end of the course participants should be able to:
Understand the philosophy of NEC
Recognise the differences between contract strategies using the PSC
Know how to use Contract Data, Scope and Site Information
Understand the roles and responsibilities of the key parties
Recognise critical PSC clauses and processes, in particular early warning, the programme, communications and compensation events
Describe how to apply PSC in practice & ensure effective delivery of the service