CEMAR is Gloucestershire’s choice of NEC contract administration system. To date CEMAR has administered over 10,000 contractual 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 NEC 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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