In May 2006, the Procurement Board agreed that NEC3 contracts should be adopted as the preferred form of contract for construction works and services undertaken by Departments, their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Public Corporations. In June 2017, the NEC4 suite of contracts were launched. The NEC4 edition reflects procurement and project management developments and emerging best practice, with improvements in flexibility, clarity and ease of administration. Further information on the NEC4 edition, and changes from the NEC3 contract, can be found on the NEC website at the following link: NEC4
Implementation of NEC4 Contracts
Over the last number of months CPD has commenced the transition to NEC4. Following consultation with the Construction Industry Forum for Northern Ireland, CPD will mainstream use of the NEC4 Forms of Contract in appropriate construction contracts which it procures from 1st April 2019.