Happy Valley underground stormwater storage scheme Hong Kong

The NEC suite has built an enviable reputation for use by both public and private sectors throughout the world.

NEC contracts are designed for global application, which has enabled governments worldwide to adopt them for a diverse range of public sector projects.

United Kingdom   

NEC contracts have become public sector contracts of choice in the UK, being used for nearly all projects procured by national and local government bodies and agencies.

NEC is endorsed for public sector use in the UK Government Construction Strategy as well as by the Construction Clients' Board, the Crown Commercial Service, the Facilities Management Board of the UK Cabinet Office, the Association for Project Management and the British Institute of Facilities Management.

Find out how NEC is supporting the CCS Total Facilities Management agreement based on NEC3 Term Service Contract.

Featured Project:

Procure 21+
Value: £4billion, Employer: Department of Health
Start - Finish: 2010 - 2016
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The NEC suite is being increasingly used throughout the Australasian region. A number of clients including local authorities, utility and private sector companies are undertaking projects using NEC contracts.

In particular, the NEC is being used to facilitate early contractor involvement and some of the more innovative forms of procurement, including pain/gain share arrangements between the parties using Engineering and Construction Contract Options C and D.

The Term Service Contract (TSC) is also being used in New Zealand for facilities management contracts.

Featured project

Christchurch International Airport
£5m, Employer: Christchurch International Airport Limited
Start - Finish: May 2010 - December 2012
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Hong Kong   

NEC contracts have already made an significant impact in Hong Kong, with the Hong Kong government deciding to use NEC3 contracts generally for all government projects tendered from 2015.

The decision follows the success of a series of successful NEC3 pilot projects in the region, including the HK$2 billion community hospital at Tin Shui Wai delivered under an Engineering and Construction Contract Option A. Major highways, utilities and other building projects are now underway in Hong Kong's public and private sectors.

Find out more by watching 'Partners With a Common Goal- Hong Kong Government's First NEC Contract.'

Featured project

Happy Valley underground stormwater storage scheme
Value: HK$678m (£53m) Employer: Drainage Services Department, Government of Hong Kong
Start - Finish: 2012 - 2018
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NEC contracts have been used extensively in Africa since the first edition was launched in 1993.

In South Africa the government passed the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) act in 1994, which standardised procurement routes for all state entities to make them as straightforward as possible. This also meant that only four forms of contract could be used under the act, including NEC contracts.

The South African Construction Industry Development Board currently recommends NEC3 contracts for public-sector use in South Africa.

Featured Project

Shell Environmental Enhancement
Value: £Millions Employer: Shell Chemicals
Start - Finish: 2008 - 2010
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Open Quote NEC3 is based on a simple philosophy of partnering, collaboration and a best-for-everyone approach, and not a master-servant style of traditional contracts used. The contract went very well and the incentive to share possible time, financial and safety issues promoted a non-adversarial approach to contracting. We are very keen to work under this type of contract on future projects. Close Quote

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