NEC contracts are endorsed by a number of government bodies and organisations around the world.
The Construction Clients' Board
The Construction Clients' Board (formerly Public Sector Construction Clients' Forum) recommends that public sector organisations use the NEC3 contracts 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 Achieving Excellence in Construction.
NEC3 was praised in the recent UK Parliamentary 'Construction Matters' report, which calls for transparent and non-adversarial forms of contract to support integrated supply chains. The report states that NEC3 is 'setting the benchmark' in this area.
Association of Project Management (APM)
The Association for Project Management has developed the NEC3 Professional Services Contract in partnership with NEC.
The Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), Term Service Contract (TSC) and Professional Services Contract (PSC) are approved further reading from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.
Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)
The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) endorses the new NEC FM suite of documents (produced in partnership) and the NEC3 Term Service Contract and all related NEC3 documents.
Crown Commercial Service
Crown Commercial Services will be using the NEC4 FM Contract as their new FM Model Contract and welcomes the ‘NEC for FM’ initiative between BIFM and NEC to provide guidance and support good practice in FM public sector procurement.
Facilities Management Board Support for NEC3
The Facilities Management Board of the Cabinet Office UK recognises that the NEC Term Service Contracts Supports good practice in FM procurement in the public sector.
The South African Construction Industry Development Board
The South African Construction Industry Development Board recommends NEC3 for use in South Africa.
The International Organisation For Standardisation
The International Organisation for Standardisation recommends NEC3 for fair and transparent procurement of works, services and supply.
A UK Parliamentary Construction Matters Report
A UK Parliamentary Construction Matters Report States that the NEC3 is setting the benchmark in transparent and non-adversarial forms of contract for integrated supply chains.