Option B is a priced contract with a bill of quantities where the risk of carrying out the work at the agreed prices being is borne by the contractor. This document contains all the core and secondary option clauses, the shorter schedule of cost components, and contract data, relevant to an option B contract.
Construction Clients' Board endorsement of NEC3
The Construction Clients' Board (formerly Public Sector Clients' Forum) recommends that public sector organisations use the NEC3 contracts when procuring construction.
Standardising use of this comprehensive suite of contracts should help to deliver efficiencies across the public sector and promote behaviours in line with the principles of Achieving Excellence in Construction.