NEC4 arrived on 22 June with a new Design Build Operate Contract and an Alliance Contract, in consultation form. Changes to the works contracts include:

• terminology; for example: ‘Works Information‘ becomes “Scope”.

• a 4 week period for dispute escalation and negotiation by senior party representatives;

• a core confidentiality clause;

• requiring the contractor to produce a quality management system and plan;

• a secondary option requiring the provision of collateral warranties;

• a single fee percentage (with no separate percentage for subcontract works).

See: https://www.neccontract.com/NEC4-Products/ NEC4-Contracts/NEC4-Free-resources/ The-next-Generation-whitepaper