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May 02, 2018

Hong Kong government tenders NEC4 PSC

Hong Kong government tenders NEC4 PSC
The Hong Kong government has put its first NEC4 contract out to tender. An 18-month consultancy agreement for investigating drainage improvement works in Mong Kok, Kowloon will be let under the NEC Professional Service Contract option A (priced contract with activity schedule).   

The Drainage Services Department (DSD), which also let Hong Kong’s first public-sector NEC3 contract 9 years ago, invited expressions of interest in January 2018 and expects to make an award in June 2018. DSD’s pioneering role in delivering NEC drainage, sewerage, mechanical and electrical projects in Asia led to it winning NEC Client of the Year in 2016.

Water supply contracts

Other Hong Kong government departments continue to roll out new NEC projects on a regular basis. Not least is the Water Supplies Department (WSD), where former DSD chief engineer Luk Wai-king is now deputy director for new works. 

WSD recently let six schemes worth HK$1,865 million (£170 million) under the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). Main options included A, B (priced contract with bill of quantities), C (target contract with activity schedule) and D (target contract with bill of quantities).

New building projects

Following successful delivery of the HK$2,968 million (£270 million) Tin Shui Wai Hospital under ECC Option A in 2016, the Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) is planning to let further NEC design and build contracts next year. 

Forthcoming ArchSD projects include a HK$400 million (£36 million) secondary school in Kwun Tong and a HK$500 million (£45 million) DSD building in Cheung Sha Wan, both of which will be procured using ECC Option C.

Breakfast briefings

The NEC Asia-Pacific Users’ Group continues to provide comprehensive help and support to Hong Kong government staff and their NEC supply chains through regular training courses, seminars and breakfast briefings.

For example, over 50 delegates attended the breakfast briefing hosted by construction trainer BK Surco in February 2018 entitled ‘The pillars of NEC collaboration’. BK consultant director Robert Pegg and NEC partnering facilitator Vip Vyas explained how to achieve NEC project excellence through collaborative working, team-building and working towards a one-team culture.  

The next briefing will be hosted by law firm Hogan Lovells’ Hong Kong office on 10 May 2018.
POSTED BY Ivan Cheung, NEC Asia-Pacific Users' Group Secretary
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