NEC: Project Support Services and Consultancy

We offer a range of project support and consultancy services to users and project management teams. Our experts are on hand to provide guidance, advice and assistance.

Our services are now available in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
Contact us to find out more:

t: +44 (0)20 7665 2446

Get the support you need from the experts that developed the NEC suite of contracts.

Read in more detail about the specific project support services we offer below. You can jump to the service of your choice by clicking the links below.

We also offer general consultancy on NEC contracts, so if you feel one of our consultants can be of help to you or aid your project in any way, please give us a call today to discuss how we can be of assistance to you, regardless of your requirements:

+44 (0)20 7665 2446


Expert Z clause advice and drafting

Whether you are compiling or bidding for an NEC3 Contract, it is essential to get the starting point right. NEC offers a writing and reviewing Z clause service, to help you get high-quality additional conditions of contract from which both parties will benefit. 

Not sure whether a particular requirement should be a Z clause or stated instead in the Works Information? Would you like to talk through the implications of your proposed Z clauses? Need some assistance understanding the risk to your organisation of certain Z clauses?

For document compliers, we can:

  • Understand your particular requirements and help determine if these should be Z clauses or stated in the Works Information
  • Write any necessary Z clauses including the preparation of flow charts and additional guidance
  • Provide you with a sound methodology for writing Z clauses
  • Mentor your writing of Z clauses
  • Carry out an independent review of your Z clauses.

For bidders, we can:

  • Review the implications to you of any client Z clauses
  • Help you create additional Z clauses for use with your supply chain.


Let us work with you to help develop the NEC experts in your organisation

It is important to develop your project team's experience with NEC3 to ensure a good working knowledge of the contracts, in order to achieve best practice, maximise potential and get the best results possible. In order to help achieve this, it is highly advantageous to have a number of highly-knowledgeable experts who can share their expertise, knowledge and skills with others when they need guidance.

We can help your project team members in the following ways:

  • Day to day support for project teams through a tailored workplace mentoring programme
  • Facilitate regular virtual meetings following a programme completely tailored to your needs, with technology allowing for online file sharing
  • Provide debates on problem areas, interesting topics & useful learning points with a view to improving the knowledge and confidence of your staff
  • Expert support from seasoned NEC professionals
  • Identify the need for specific development needs and provide bespoke training solutions


Reviewing your NEC3 tender documents

Whether you are compiling or bidding for an NEC3 Contract, it is essential to get the starting point right. NEC offers a complete tender document review service, to help you get the most out of your tender documents, both parties will benefit from having a high quality tender document in place. 

Not sure how to complete all of the provisions of the Contract Data? Would you like to talk through the implications of your proposed activity schedule? Need some assistance starting off writing your Works Information?

Our independent NEC experts can work with you on the following:
For document compliers, we can:

  • Complete, review or just help you correctly complete Contract Data part one
  • Provide you with a sound template for creating the brief to your tenderers (Works Information/Service Information/Scope), provide invaluable do’s and don’ts, then review this for you
  • Write or carry out an independent review of your z clauses

For bidders, we can:

  • Help with understanding/completing Contract Data part two – including Working Areas, Risk Register, Works Information, design particulars, programme & assessing Fee percentages
  • Review the implications to you of any client z clauses
  • Help you create or just review your pricing documents.


Need assistance avoiding disagreements?

Avoiding costly disputes is a must for all businesses. The majority of NEC projects run very well but sometimes parties encounter a difference of opinion. If you have this sort of issue on an NEC contract that might cause a problem, then why not get some independent advice straight away?

  • Not sure how to establish the principle and then the quantum of a weather compensation event?
  • Having problems agreeing sensible risk provisions within a quotation for a compensation event?
  • Not quite there on achieving the Accepted Programme?

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