ProCure21+ FAQs are answered by experts, covering topics such as zero defects at completion, the scheme launch workshop, compensation event time bars and more.
P21+ VAT Recovery Claims and Projects where Professional Fees are incurred in a different year for that I which the GMP is agreed – HMRC Requirements
HMRC have advised of the following requirements: “All NHS Clients (and VAT advisers) working on P21+ Projects should note that the following notification information should be provided to HMRC before the expiry of 31 July Contracted-Out Services deadline (where...read more
Why is a ProCure21+ scheme/project launch workshop needed?
The ProCure21+ framework requires that all PSCPs provide a launch (start-up) workshop on ProCure21+ schemes/projects. The cost of providing the start-up workshop is included within the PSCPs fee percentages; Opening statement from the launch workshop guide: Why have a...read more
Compensation event time bars – P21+ Z clause ‘Z16’ – why are they needed and what happens if they are not complied with?
The NEC3 contract is based on the principle of proactive management of the contract and application of its provisions by all parties including the project manager and the contractor. Some of the more important of these are the regular submission of programmes for...read more
What does it mean to say “no defects at completion” on ProCure21+ projects?
This means that there should not be any outstanding defects at the completion date on a ProCure21+ project. Defects include: defective design/materials/workmanship; any items included on what are referred to as “snagging lists”; failure to provide copies of as-built...read more
Early Warnings under NEC3 Option C contract
Question We are receiving notification of an Early Warning (EW) every time the PSCP believes that something will happen that may affect the project, and this has resulted in what could be considered an excessive number of these to date. Is this how the process...read more
“Period for reply” versus “prescribed timescale”
Question What is the difference between the “period for reply” (as required in the Contract Data Part One) and the timescales stated within the clauses in the contract (such as the set periods for notification, submission of quotations for compensation events and...read more
Incomplete requirements of the ECC contract
Question We have received a programme from the PSCP that does not contain the full requirements of the ECC contract. What should we do? Answer Failure by the PSCP to provide a competent and acceptable programme places the PSCP’s position and the contract in jeopardy....read more