In this article we explain the following:-
- How to draft a General Notification
- How to Print a Notice
- Finding your way around the relevant Register (new)
- Search, Filter and Export your Register (new)
This articles explains how to raise contract notices and is based on the NEC3 ECC. The notice types that can be notified varies from contract to contract based on the role under the contract, main options, secondary options, z clauses.
How to draft a General Notification
It is important that it is clear what is being notified and for what reason. There are several obligations throughout the contract and they are all listed for you within this form.
In an NEC3 ECC contract the drop-down list of contract notice types will vary for the Project Manager, Supervisor and Contractor as they can notify slightly different events. These drop-down lists can also be updated by admins to reflect any Z clauses or secondary options used.
Each Notification requires a subject, and then to choose the contractual reason for the Notification from the drop-down list. The reason for the Notification has to be within that list. However, there is a catch-all “other general notification” at the bottom of the list for either Party wanting to notify something that is not on the list e.g. Project Manager wants to share a safety bulletin for information with the Contractor. They then go on to write the details as to what is being notified.
Fill out all the fields and click the "Create Draft" button at the footer of the form which will take you save your notification as a draft. All notifications are created in draft mode first.
A draft notification can then be modified and saved many times before it is communicated. Any attachments can then be added. The below is now accessible on the draft notification.
If you have selected the wrong attachment you can remove it in draft mode by clicking on the 'X'
Only by clicking the green action button 'Communicate Notification' will it be sent to Contractor.
If the green communicate action button is missing, it is because you only have permission to draft the notice and don't have permission to communicate it. Contact your line manager to see if you should have this permission. Click here for further information on drafting notifications.
How to Print a Notice
Once your notice has been communicated no changes can be made to it. The Notification will automatically be added to the relevant Register and you will be able to print by selecting the Print button.
Finding your way around the relevant Register (new)
From a notice you can navigate back to the relevant Register by clicking the "Back to Register" button or by clicking the breadcrumb navigation.
Search, Filter and Export your Register (new)
The Register shows all the information that the NEC Contract requires it to show and also lots of other useful information to help you manage the notices on your contracts. By default there are 3 different version of this Register:- one for each Party. By default the notice Register shows:-
- Notified Date
- Notified By
But the following additional data fields can be added to the Register using the column chooser
The Register also allow you to search, filter and export.