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Kent to use Contract Change Management system

Management Process Systems Limited (MPS) of Cambridge today announced that their Contract Change Management (CCM) system, which supports the NEC form of contract, has been selected for two highway projects in Kent.

Both projects are managed for Kent County Council by Jacobs (Maidstone office). The East Kent Access Phase 2 works are worth £62M, within an overall budget of £87M, and are being built by the VolkerFitzpatrick/Hochtief JV.

The contract involves the construction of 8km of dual carriageway as well as a jacked underpass structure approx 105m long which allows the dual carriageway to pass underneath the existing Ramsgate to Canterbury railway line.

The Sittingbourne Northern Relief Road is worth £16M and is being constructed by Jackson Civil Engineering. The work includes the construction of approximately 1.5km of single carriageway highway as well as two bridges, three retaining structures, one culvert and ground improvement measures.

Kent CC major projects manager Geoff Cripps, said: “CCM achieves a well disciplined and efficient approach to NEC contract change management. I had no hesitation in approving its use on Phase 2 of East Kent Access where, due to the size of the project, it will become such a crucial management tool.”

The CCM system manages the contract change processes set out in the NEC form of contract.

Key benefits

  • timely agreement of change
  • quality assured contract administration
  • the early completion of final account
  • improved contract management discipline
  • real time visibility of risk and change issues
  • improved change management
  • quality assured processes and consistency of operation
  • online access to risk spend information
  • rigorous audit trail
  • business performance reporting

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