Public sector procurement

Public Sector Procurement
NEC suite of contracts encourage collaboration and fit within the CCS Buildings Pillar for both Construction and FM, while promoting Government innovations such as Building Information Modelling (BIM).

CROWN COMMERCIAL SERVICE (CCS),the UK government agency providing commercial services to the public sector, has introduced an agreement for the provision of Total Facilities Management (TFM) and offers a full range of hard and soft FM. This agreement is based on the NEC3 Term Service Contract which is intended to be used for the appointment of a service supplier.

CCS and NEC have a Memorandum of Understanding outlining NEC3 as best practice in procurement. NEC offers guidance, support and easy access to its services on procurement for CCS clients and suppliers. 
NEC has collaborated extensively with CCS, including training CCS staff, helping with tender documentation and providing a variety of services to CCS. Clients and suppliers are advised to use NEC for training and organisational support during scoping, tender and supply of services.
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NEC Support Pack

  • Organisational support services
  • CCS NEC training and workshops
  • Online training and webinars
  • Helpdesk for technical support on NEC framework
  • Library of NEC/CCS procurement FAQs
  • Preferential prices on NEC contracts


Training, Support and Expertise Recognition

NEC for FM Training

NEC and CCS have worked in partnership to produce a training offer tailored to specific CCS contracting frameworks, starting with those using the NEC3 Term Service Contract (TSC) for the appointment of a supplier for a period of time to manage and provide a service.

It is the only programme available on the NEC3 Term Service Contract tailored to, and approved by, CCS. The programme focusses specifically on a contract form that is both approved and recommended by Government for use across all public sector service providers.



There are two relevant online courses which can be accessed at anytime, anywhere in the world, at your own pace.

  • CCS for FM - This introductory course gives an understanding of the new CCS guidelines
  • Introduction to the TSC - This course outlines the structure and use of the TSC

Effective Management of the CCS FM Framework

This one day training course/ workshop builds upon the online training. It is intended to guide facilities and asset management professionals within public sector organisations into the provisions of the TSC and how it is implemented within the CCS FM framework.

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NEC and CCS Certificate for Term Services


Those who successfully complete the online introduction to the TSC and the one day classroom  course/ workshop will be awarded the NEC and CCS Certificate for Term Services.

The Certificate shows that you have demonstrated the knowledge necessary to be able to start using and applying the NEC3 TSC in your organisation, at a level assessed and approved by both CCS and NEC. It also provides a gateway to specialism, and project and team leadership using the Term Service Contract. 

TSC Service Manager Accreditation


Following training, you can progress towards achievement of accreditation with NEC3 and enrol in our advanced level, internationally recognised programme – NEC3: TSC Service Manager Accreditation. 
Project Manager Accreditation

It is designed to equip delegates with the skills necessary to be able to fulfil the role of a Service Manager under the NEC3 Term Service Contact (TSC). The programme is part of a unique suite of accreditations for those undertaking managerial roles within NEC3 projects and contracts.

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