Portfolio of Contracts, Heathrow Airport

Implementation of CEMAR on the Terminal Restoration & Modernisation, Portfolio of Projects and Capacity Optimisation portfolio of BAA Service Contracts is proving to be a great success.

"Having overseen the implementation of CEMAR across a series of contracts the feedback from users has, without exception been extremely positive. Both client and contractors have found the tool to be intuitive and the enthusiasm witnessed following introductory training sessions has always been encouraging." 
Mike Duffy, Senior Project Manager, Mott MacDonald

"The product adheres much more rigorously to the actual workings of the NEC® contract and is a well thought out/ comprehensive software package. It is particular adept at raising all the correct letters electronically automatically quoting the relevant clauses… It is clear this product has been developed by project managers/QS’s to assist and not hinder change control."
Delivery Manager, British Airports Authority

"The system is user friendly, flexible and easy to use… CEMAR has enhanced the process of Change Control on all our BAA Contracts."
Commercial Manager, Airports, Morgan Sindall PLC

"Good flexibility in reporting, reports can be tailored to specific needs without affecting the core processes of CEMAR… Enforces stricter compliance of contract conditions."
Quantity Surveyor, HETCo JV - EAAR

£635m Lee Tunnel River Thames

Work has started on the £635m, four-mile long Lee Tunnel project, which will prevent 16 million tonnes of sewage discharging into the River Lee each year from the largest sewer overflow point at Abbey Mills Pumping Station in Stratford.

CEMAR is being used to manage administration on the project between the project management team and the principal contractor, MVB. 

  • January 2010 to mid 2015
  • NEC3® ECC Option C
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Project Manager: CH2M HILL
  • Contractor: Morgan Sindall, VINCI Construction Grands Projects and Bachy Soletanche

CEMAR incorporates the activity Schedule and the ability to associate quotations and other events and matters; affording powerful management and reporting. 

CEMAR has administered circa 4,250 communications under the project to date, each one NEC3® compliant, accessible, auditable and consistent.

"We are now in the second year of the largest contract ever awarded in the privatised water industry with CEMAR providing an invaluable tool in its efficient administration. The system is user-friendly and saves time by providing immediate real-time reporting of the status of early warnings, compensation events and other contract matters as they are progressed under this NEC3® contract.

There has been universal approval by the project team, both by those involved in day-to-day contract administration and also those needing access to the data held within the system."
Mark Sneesby, Project Manager, CH2M HILL

"The CEMAR system has been, and continues to be, an exceptionally effective and efficient tool to proactively manage contract administration for the Project, in accordance with the contractual requirements and obligations, providing optimum visibility of issues for many users to observe."
Francois Pogu, Project Director, MVB

Magnox National Portfolio of Nuclear Decommissioning Work

Implementation of CEMAR across Magnox’s national portfolio of nuclear decommissioning work has been a resounding success. We look forward to continuing to serve Magnox and their extensive supply chain with our simple and effective system for administering NEC3®. 

CEMAR has administered thousands of communications across the Magnox portfolio of circa 120 contracts - each NEC3® compliant, accessible, auditable and consistent.

“CEMAR has represented a step change for Magnox, simplifying the management of our significant and complex portfolio of Contracts. As a tool it has been embraced by our Contract Managers and suppliers alike in collaborative working and is fostering improved performance and consistency in the whole NEC3® process. We have gained greater visibility of management information through this intuitive package enabling us to focus on continued improvement and have received outstanding support and value to the business from the team at CEMAR.” 
Philip Colwill, Head of Commercial Delivery, Magnox Limited

White Cart Water Flood Prevention Scheme Glasgow

Glasgow City Council’s flood prevention scheme addresses the risk posed by the White Cart Water and its tributary the Auldhouse Burn. The scheme commenced following approval by Scottish Ministers in 2006 and is expected to complete February 2012. 

CEMAR is being used as the core contract administration system on the circa £30m project that comprises the formation of three flood storage areas upstream of the city. Since January 2009 the system has administered approximately 6,000 communications, each one consistent, compliant, auditable and accessible. 

  • December 2008 to February 2012
  • Circa £30m
  • NEC3® ECC Option A
  • Employer: Glasgow City Council
  • Contractor: Volker Stevin
  • Consultant: Halcrow
  • CEMAR incorporates the Activity Schedule and the ability to associate quotations and other events and matters; affording powerful management & reporting
  • CEMAR has administered circa 6,000 communications under the project to date

"CEMAR is an exceptionally useful tool for managing contracts using the NEC® form of contract. It provides quick access to real time data and helps to improve the flow of information between parties." 
Alan McGowan CEng BEng MICE, Project Manager, Halcrow Group Limited

"The system works effectively and efficiently, is simple to use and very user friendly." 
Steven Garrigan, Construction Manager, Volker Stevin Limited

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Belfast Community Housing Association

Belfast Community Housing Association are pioneering the use of the NEC3® Term Service Contract in Northern Ireland. 

The association together with their term contractor MJ Shaw are using the CEMAR system to administer their NEC3® TSC contract. Services comprise reactive maintenance, welfare adaptations, boiler servicing, cleaning and grounds maintenance to approximately 850 accommodation units. 

Now in the second year and with circa 5,000 task orders, the consistent, compliant, auditable and accessible approach to administration that CEMAR provides is proving hugely valuable. Together with a powerful suite of contract performance and financial reporting, the CEMAR system has delivered significant added value and cashable savings. 

  • October 2009 to October 2011 (with possible extensions)
  • Circa £4m, NEC3® TSC Option A
  • Employer: Belfast Community Housing Association
  • Contractor: MJ Shaw
  • Price List incorporated into system making ordering and payment of routine and reactive maintenance works simple and convenient
  • CEMAR has to date administered circa 17,000 communications under the contract; each consistent, compliant, auditable and accessible

"The Association views the CEMAR system as an essential tool in the successful operation of our Term Service Maintenance Contract." 
Scott Thompson, Head of Development & Property Services Belfast Community Housing Association

"An invaluable tool for keeping track/control/records - with first-class support." 
Paul O'Neill, Director, Ballynafeigh Housing Association

"CEMAR simplifies the NEC® contract for me and my staff." 
Jonny Shaw, Managing Director, MJ Shaw Limited

Gloucestershire County Council

CEMAR is Gloucestershire’s choice of NEC3® administration system. To date CEMAR has administered over 7,500 communications across their portfolio of works. 

High profile projects managed under CEMAR include; the Gloucester South West Bypass; Gloucester Quays Linkages; Merrywalks Bridge Stroud; Coopers Hill A46 land stabilisation; Town Ham Viaduct Pier Replacement; and Kingshill Pedestrian Bridge. The projects span a range of NEC3® forms and payment options. 

CEMAR has delivered significant cashable savings (£80,000 Gershon Saving on one scheme) and substantial added value including consistent, compliant, accessible and auditable correspondence.

"The use of CEMAR assisted in 96% of all compensation events implemented within the contractual period." 
Paul Crick, Capital Programme Manager Gloucestershire County Council

"As Project Manager the main advantage to me is the added value element of being able to have ‘real time’ information instantly available. In effect this adds significantly to the management of the project as it facilitates more frequent interrogation of the progress of the compensation events, thus enabling positive actions to make sure that contractual time scales are maintained." 
David Hughes, Project Manager formerly of Halcrow

"I have now used CEMAR for several years and found the software extremely user friendly. As a web based product the toolkit can be used at any location with an internet connection. This is fantastic and so useful to track your projects when you are off site. The CEMAR support team have provided excellent support and are prepared to consider bespoke changes to the software to suit specific project requirements. An excellent product for administering NEC® projects." 
Mark Collins, Principal Engineer / Project Manager, Gloucestershire Highways

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Coventry City Council

On the back of the success of Phase One, a programme of further city centre improvements is planned for 2013/14. CEMAR continues to successfully and efficiently manage administration on the project. Since Phase One kicked off in May 2011, the CEMAR system has administered circa 4,500 communications under the project to date, each one NEC3® compliant, accessible, auditable and consistent.

  • May 2011 on-going
  • NEC3® TSC Option A

Under the second phase, plans include improving pedestrian links into the city centre from Jordan Well to High Street to create an attractive boulevard into the city centre and junction improvements at Little Park Street, Council House Square and Lidice Place and improvements to public realm and bus interchange facilities on Trinity Street to further improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians as well as reduce congestion. A programme of wider de-cluttering will be undertaken to improve the settings to our historic buildings.

The enhancements will massively improve links to the city's major tourist attractions - the Cathedral and Transport Museum and will create a more attractive city centre environment to encourage investment and stimulate growth.

“Having used the CEMAR system for the last six months, I would wholeheartedly agree with the other testimonials I have read regarding the CEMAR system of Contract monitoring. I would also like to add that for our particular project in Coventry (Coventry 2012 Olympic Lasting Legacy) which is match funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), the CEMAR system is an invaluable Contract audit tool. The system stores all contractual communications on its dedicated servers and stores to disc on completion of the contract. Hard copies can be produced at any time and stored to archive along with the disc copies for production for audit purposes indefinitely.”
Martin Conway, Project Quantity Surveyor, Coventry City Council

“CEMAR is an excellent tool for managing contracts under NEC®. It is extremely useful for managing and coordinating a programme of works, and is easy to use. The support team are always extremely helpful and prompt in dealing with any queries and issues. I would definitely recommend CEMAR to anyone undertaking a contract under NEC®.”
Rhian Jones, Transport Projects Officer, Coventry City Council