An Estimators Introduction to NEC3

Construction Related Training
Date: 18th October 2017 | Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm


This course is aimed at those involved in the bid management process. It will help estimators and bid managers to prepare competitive bids under the NEC contract, realise opportunities and to avoid costly mistakes.

While this course will focus on the 3rd edition of the contract, the course presenter will also highlight key changes in the newly released 4th edition.

At the end of the day, participants should:

  • Have a good understanding of how the NEC3 contract family achieves its 3 objectives of flexibility; clarity & simplicity; & stimulus to good project management.
  • Understand the risk allocation under main and secondary options, including how to assemble an Activity Schedule.
  • Know the change management process & timescales.
  • Appreciate the programming requirements of the contract and their implications.
  • Know what the thresholds are for compensation events and how they are assessed in terms of time & cost (including who owns the ‘float’).
  • Understand what the data put forward by the Employer in Contract Data Part 1 means.
  • Know the structure of the Schedule of Cost Components & how Employers evaluate it, so that they can put in competitive percentages and rates in Contract Data Part 2.
  • Be thoroughly versed in the contractual ‘bear traps’ and opportunities when tendering under the NEC3 form.

Course Presenter

Dr Jon Broome, an ex-contractor, is a leading consultant and trainer on the NEC, known for his engaging and responsive training style and pragmatic approach to its implementation. As well as having his contribution acknowledged in the ECC contract, he is the author of the already highly praised ‘NEC3 User’s Guide’ to be published mid-March.

Previous delegates on this course said:

“A pragmatic, practical course, well delivered and tailored to accommodate any queries, issues arising.  Very worthwhile and professionally delivered”.  J Heenan, Clive Richardson Ltd.

Cancellation Terms:

Cancellations made within 7 working days of the course/seminar start date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 5 working days are subject to a 100% cancellation fee. All cancellations must be notified to Construction Federation Services in writing. Email notifications are acceptable. A telephone message is not sufficient as a notice to cancel. Delegate substitutions are welcome. If delegates do not attend a course/seminar without giving a notice of cancellation within the appropriate timeframe, no refund will be given.

CEF Members - £250+vat (£300)

Non Members - £333+vat (£399.60)

CITB grant available.
CEF Offices, 143 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SX
Registration will commence at 9.00am. The course will finish at approximately 5.00pm.

Refreshments and lunch will be available. Please advise of any dietary requirements.


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