NEC has released suitable secondary Options for use in Northern Ireland to support projects under the Construction Contracts (Northern Ireland) Order. The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 applies to construction contracts (defined in the Act) in England, Scotland and Wales. Option W2 was previously drafted for use in appropriate NEC contracts to provide for adjudication and Y(UK)2 for payment to incorporate the requirements of the Act. Northern Ireland introduced its own provisions under the Construction Contracts (Northern Ireland) Order 1997. This Y(NI)1 clause is issued in response to industry requests to provide a standard set of amendments to NEC contracts to replace the provisions with those in the Northern Ireland Order. The clause amends clause W2 (where applicable) to give effect to this change, and otherwise changes references to the Act to refer to the Northern Ireland Order. Y(NI) clauses can be downloaded for free on the NEC Contracts® website. Find out more here:

Posted by Panumas from NEC Contracts at 2023-03-09 16:51:27 UTC