Three Contracts Satisfy the Achieving Excellence in Construction initiative a review of construction contracts commissioned by the Office of Government Commerce and conducted by Ove Arup has identified three standard forms of building contract which satisfy the OGC’s Achieving Excellence in Construction initiative principles.
The contracts are the JCT’s Constructing Excellence suite, the New Engineering Contract (NEC3 )and the Association of Consultant Architects’ partnering contract, PPC 2000. These three contracts would enable parties, using them correctly, to achieve OGC's Achieving Excellence in Construction standards from which the Evaluation Criteria are derived, says the OGC. No single contract was found to be superior to the others in all respects. Earlier reviews have only identified the NEC 3 contract as satisfying the OGC’s criteria.
Some of the criteria used to evaluate the contracts were: the encouragement of collaborative working, the achievement of value and supply chain management, and the encouragement of early dispute resolution or dispute prevention.
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