Consultancy Services

NE Consult’s extensive knowledge and experience of the construction, facilities management and maintenance sectors means that we can support our clients to achieve better outcomes from their contracts by helping to reduce risk and maximise returns.

Procurement – develop procurement strategies and plans, advise on public and utilities procurement, design and manage procurement processes, prepare and review tender documentation, tender evaluation.

Contractual – develop contract strategies, draft and review contract documents, contract vetting, contract advice.

Commercial – pre and post contract commercial services from initial feasibility estimating and cost planning to budget management, cost control, reporting and management of risk and opportunity, contract administration, negotiation and settlement of final accounts.

NEC Training and Consultancy

NE Consult offers training and consultancy in all NEC3 and NEC4 contracts. Our lead trainer and consultant, Neil Earnshaw is a recognised expert in NEC contracts and is highly regarded in the industry for this. Neil’s depth of knowledge and training style mean that his sessions are highly effective.


NE Consult in association with Built Intelligence can also offer clients industry leading eLearning NEC3 and NEC4 courses. The NEC Academy has over 30 short eLearning courses which can be grouped into predefined curriculums or learning paths.

Contract Advice

NE Consult provides advice and interpretation to clients on standard and non-standard forms of contract for works, services and supplies

We advise on:

- Claims avoidance and preparation
- Contract strategy
- Contract review
- Delay analysis
- Drafting contract terms
- Negotiating contract changes

Peer Reviews

NE Consult carries out independent peer reviews that are concise, focussed and designed for use at key stages of a project or programme. Peer reviews are highly effective at identifying risks and issues which if not addressed would threaten successful delivery.

Quantity Surveying

NE Consult provides a range of quantity surveying services including:

- Assessing payment applications
- Commercial management
- Cost management and reporting
- Final account preparation, negotiation and settlement
- Preparation of bills and quantities
- Preparing and agreeing variations / compensation events and claims
- Re-measurement and valuation
We specialise in forensic quantity surveying, as an independent firm we are well placed - to audit and review work carried out by other practices, including review of selected procurement and contract strategies, examination of final accounts, and contractual and financial audits of claim documents.

Project Management

NE Consult works throughout the whole project lifecycle from inception, business case and feasibility, through to close out and post project evaluation.

We develop strong client relationships by working collaboratively with our clients to build a deep understanding of their objectives, then building a tailored approach to make it happen.
Our project managers have extensive experience that enables us to add value to any project regardless of size, complexity or sector.

NE Consult specialises in helping clients to improve their capability to deliver projects and programmes and advises on organisational structures, governance, systems and processes, policies and standards, and building the right culture. We work closely with the client team, often providing mentoring and training to staff in order for them to be equipped to deliver projects and programmes more effectively and efficiently.

Value Management

NE Consult provides experience facilitators who lead value management studies and value engineering exercises. Trained by the Institute of Value Management, our clients can be assured that the service they will receive is highly effective at identifying priorities and optimising cost, time and quality.

Risk Management

NE Consult specialises in identifying and evaluating project risks, managing risk registers, facilitating qualitative risk assessments, conducting quantitative risk analyses, and developing risk mitigation strategies and plans.

We develop qualitative risk assessments in conjunction with project stakeholders; integrate those assessments into robust, quantitative cost and programme risk analyses; and monitor and mitigate any risks accordingly.


NE Consult develops and implements procurement strategies that achieve cost savings and efficiencies.

We specialise in the procurement of construction works facilities management and maintenance services and professional services.

We have particular expertise in procurements conducted under EU regulations and can help to ensure that the risk of challenge from an unsuccessful bidder is mitigated. We have advised on procurements under the concession, public, and utilities contracts regulations.

NE Consult advises on developing procurement strategies, drafting documentation, bid evaluation, contract formation and mobilisation.