NEC in the United Kingdom

The NEC has become the default suite of contracts for public-sector works, services and supply in the UK. NEC contracts are the public sector contract of choice and used for nearly all projects procured by national and local government bodies and agencies. Additionally there are a growing number of private sector clients using NEC contracts in the UK.

Government Recommendation

The Government Construction Board (formerly Construction Clients' Board) recommends that public sector organisations use the NEC contracts and in particular the NEC4 contracts where appropriate, when procuring construction. Standardising use of this comprehensive suite of contracts should help to deliver efficiencies across the public sector and promote behaviours in line with the principles of the Government Construction Strategy.

Dr. David Hancock, Construciton Director for the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) which reports to the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury is currently the chair of our Users' Group.


An essential component of the support services we offer to help new users  to make a cost and time effective transition from other contracts. Whether you are a newcomer to NEC or a seasoned expert, we have training courses to suit everyone, progressing from entry level courses to mastery of advanced skills. Courses are available in both online or in classroom formats to suit your learning and development preferences and needs. View our courses here.

User Group

The NEC Users’ Group is an international community of NEC users, with more than 450 members, representing and connecting organisations from across the supply chain. Find out more.


NEC regularly hosts events designed to provide users with expert advice, networking opportunities and insight into the latest NEC developments. Our flagship event, the NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar celebrates the success of past NEC projects and showcases the progress on current projects. Find out more about our events.

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