The short subcontract can be used as a subcontract to NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and NEC3 Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC). It should be used with contracts which do not require sophisticated management techniques, comprise straightforward work and impose only low risks on both the contractor and the subcontractor. It contains the subcontract clauses and contract data forms
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.