NEC in South Africa
NEC has been used extensively in South Africa since the first edition was launched in 1993. In 1994, the South African government passed the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) act, which standardised procurement routes for all state entities with the aim of making them as straightforward as possible. This also meant that only four forms of contract could be used under the act, NEC is one of these forms.
Inital usage of NEC by Eskom quickly grew into a list of top South African state organisations and private corporations alike using the NEC form of contracts. This list includes:
- Transnet, the state owned organisation responsible for ports & harbours, railways (including rail engineering), multipurpose pipelines, and airports
- PBMR, the developer of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (nuclear)
- Sasol, who pioneered the oil from coal process
- Anglo Platinum and Gold Fields in the platinum and gold mining sector respectively
- ABSA Bank (owned by Barclays)
- Johannesburg Housing Company
- Gauteng Housing Department
- University of the Witwatersrand
- Tshwane (Pretoria) and Ethekwini (Durban) municipalities, each with substantial infrastructure projects
Both Eskom and Transnet are currently involved in major long term national capital expenditure and maintenance programmes.
How to purchase NEC
We now have a dedicated local supplier in South Africa, Engineering Contract Strategies. To learn more about how NEC contracts could save your company time, money and improve quality, click here to visit their website where you can download all current order forms and prices.
Training and events
NEC is proud to offer a range of training and events for 2012, giving you the opportunity to:
- Network with other like-minded individuals
- Learn about live and forthcoming NEC3 projects across South Africa
- Receive comprehensive advice and information on the NEC3 suite from industry experts
- Keep up to date with our full range of products and services
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