NE Consult was appointed by Defra to support them in commercial negotiations on key aspects of a 15 year, £500 million to £900 million per year sustainable built environment and workplace support services contract that covers Defra’s estate throughout England and Wales. The contract covers 186 sites and involves three category 4 laboratories, 39 category 3 laboratories, 226 other laboratories and 162 offices.

The contract provides a wide range of services including sustainability, facilities management service, asset management and space and workplace management.

We were appointed due to our expertise in facilities management contracts and the NEC3 family of contracts and commercial management.

Defra and their supplier now have a solution in place that is manageable by operational teams, provides better value for money and increased flexibility.