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ECC

NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

Economic Life

The period from the acquisition of the asset to the time when the asset, while physically able to provide a service, ceases to be the lowest cost alternative to satisfy a particular level of service. Obsolescence will often ensure that the economic life is less than the physical life. (Source: International Infrastructure Management Manual – Ver. 3.0 2006).

ecord information

Information that: a) records the condition of the completed works associated with a package. b) documents the works as constructed or competed. c) contains advice on the care and servicing requirements for the works or a portion thereof. d) contains advice on the use of plant and equipment. e) confirms the performance requirements of the design development report and production information. f) contains certificates confirming compliance with legislation, statutory permissions etc.. or g) contains guarantees that extend beyond the defects liability period provided for in the package. (Source: CIDB Standard for the Delivery and Maintenance of Infrastructure using a Gateway System).

ecord of information

Drawings that record construction works as completed and any maintenance or operating manuals. (Source: IDM Toolkit).

ECS

Engineering and Construction Sub Contract

ECSC

Engineering and Construction Short Contract

ECSS

Engineering and Construction Short Sub Contract

efurbishment

Major maintenance works carried out on an asset to restore it to an acceptable condition. Refurbishment work does not extend the life of the asset, but is necessary for the useful life to be achieved. (Source: Asset Management – Learners Guide: National Treasury).

ehabilitation

Works to rebuild or replace parts or components of an asset, to restore it to a required functional condition, which may incorporate some modification. Generally involves repairing the asset to deliver its original level of service without resorting to significant upgrading or renewal, using available techniques and standards. (Source: International Infrastructure Management Manual – Ver. 3.0 2006).

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria which have to be satisfied in order for the employer to evaluate a submission made in response to a call for an expression of interest or an invitation to submit a tender. (Source: IDM Toolkit).

Employer

The person or organization intending to or entering into a contract with the contractor for the provision of goods, services, or engineering and construction works. (Source: ISO 10845-1: Construction procurement- processes, methods and procedures).

enewal

Works to upgrade refurbish or replace existing facilities with facilities of equivalent capacity or performance capability. (Source: International Infrastructure Management Manual – Ver. 3.0 2006).

Engineering and construction works contract

A contract for the provision of a combination of goods and services, arranged for the development, extension, installation, repair, maintenance, renewal, removal, renovation, alteration, dismantling or demolition of structures, including building and engineering infrastructure. (Source: CIDB Standard for Uniformity in construction Procurement).

epair

Action to restore an asset or component to its previous condition after failure of damage. (Source: International Infrastructure Management Manual – Ver. 3.0 2006).

eplacement

The complete substitution of asset that has reached the end of its life so at to provide a similar level of service. (Source: International Infrastructure Management Manual – Ver. 3.0 2006).

EPWP

Extended Public Works Programme

espondent

A person or organization that submits an expression of interest in response to an invitation to do so. (Source: ISO 10845-1: Construction procurement- processes, methods and procedures).

esponsible, accountable, support, consult with, interact with matrix

Roles and responsibility matrix to highlight specific accountabilities and responsibilities between various stakeholders. (Source: Infrastructure Delivery Improvement program (2009)).

Estimate

An assessment of the likely result. Usually applied to costs and duration and should always include some indication of accuracy, e.g. ± x per cent. Usually used with a modifier, e.g. preliminary, conceptual, feasibility, etc. (Source: A guide to the Project Management Body Knowledge. Project Management Institute Inc.).

eview services

Services which review the definition service of a stage undertaken by others for general conformity with the scope of work selected for a particular contracting strategy. (Source: CIDB Standard for the Delivery and Maintenance of Infrastructure using a Gateway System).

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