CEMAR contract management

CEMAR contract management

Make contracts easy with CEMAR

To collaborate effectively, drive consistency and free teams from administration, a cloud-based contract management system is essential.

CEMAR is built around events; not documents and combines industry-leading knowledge and expertise to make the management of complex contracts simple. Easy to use and rapid to deploy, it reinforces positive behaviours in a shared and secure online environment.

CEMAR is a sophisticated and dedicated solution for NEC (specifically NEC3 and NEC4), FIDIC and other contract types. Created upon a first-hand need for a solution to the administrative demands of a large construction contract, it has been developed by industry experts and practitioners, is acknowledged by name in all NEC4 contracts and is underpinned by several decades of contract management experience in the industry.

  • "Contract compliance has increased, administration time has significantly decreased and both the projects and the site has valuable real-time management information for reporting and to help make decisions."

    Commercial Manager, Dounreay Site Restoration Limited

CEMAR at a glance

Click Read More for an overview of the many ways CEMAR can save you time.

  • Features

    • Quality-assured software, developed by leading industry experts and practitioners.
    • Acknowledged contributor to NEC4 and ISO27001, 9001 accredited.
    • Collaborative environment, single truth of shared events, registers and reminders.
    • Compliant communications with clauses, appropriate verbs, defined terms and actions.
    • User and process-orientated governance, delegated authorities, approvals and financial/time limits.
    • Intuitive Superuser wizards facilitate rapid-configuration of contracts, users and governance.
    • Secure data, UK-based infrastructure, hourly back-ups and Two-Factor Authentication.
    • Real-time reports for contract, framework, programme and portfolios featuring charts and dashboards.
  • Benefits

    • Simplifies the management of sophisticated contracts (NEC3, NEC4, FIDIC and more).
    • Fosters collaboration, promotes trust and supports cultural change.
    • Embedded contract knowledge with intuitive, party and user based workflows.
    • Reduces commercial risk through improved contract compliance.
    • Autonomy through Superuser model with extensive help and support.
    • Reminders, countdowns and alerts ensure teams aware of outstanding actions.
    • Extensive events log, communications archive and governance audit trail.
    • Powerful business intelligence critical to managing behaviours and identifying trends.

Save time for the things you love

We focus on the user experience and are content when engineers, supervisors, managers and consultants are spending time on their profession instead of chasing administration.

Ready to know more? Read on for an in-depth view of our CEMAR contract management solution.

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Keep in line with contract compliance

CEMAR achieves a collaborative single truth with shared contract event registers and covers a broad variety of contracting procedures including early warnings, compensation events, programme submission and acceptance, payment and much more. These specifically tailored workflows automatically maintain contract price, dates and other particulars.

With contract type and Party sensitivity, the system presents workflow accordingly, validating at key stages to drive consistency and compliance. Communications reference clause numbers and include appropriate verbs, defined terms and actions. A library of configurable templates affords rapid set-up of new contracts and achieves consistent contractual compliance.

CEMAR system early warning register screenshot

Stay up to date with action reminders

Party-sensitive reminders and email alerts allow you and your team to stay aware of any outstanding actions within the contract. On the central reminders page, CEMAR also gives ‘days to go’ countdowns and a RAG (red, amber, green) status on outstanding actions. Teams can delegate and assign actions to other specific members and view the other Parties’ actions to enhance collaboration.

An aggregated reminders page is available within CEMAR Analytics bringing together outstanding actions across multiple contracts along with numerous charts and reports which track communication and contract performance.

CEMAR system action reminders page screenshot

Audit, archive and remain in control

CEMAR gives control over governance through permissions, user threshold settings and internal approval workflows, allowing delegation of actions and events under the contract.

Teams may collaborate on drafting, reviewing and communication of events, with all review and approvals captured in a Party-private audit log. Also maintained is a complete audit trail of user history, common event registers and actions with unique numbering, time and date stamps. All communications are automatically archived into a shared document log. This significantly reduces data entry while maintaining an accessible archive which may be downloaded at any time by authorised users.

CEMAR system document log screenshot

Unlock valuable overview and insights with real-time reporting

A large variety of aggregated reports over a broad range of data sets and behavioural metrics are available via CEMAR Analytics. Charts, dashboards and reports are generated in real-time to enhance business intelligence and enable users to track and benchmark team, supplier and contract performance across a portfolio of contracts.

Data warehouse and web-service options provide for export, integration and reconciliation with other software applications.

Watch our CEMAR Analytics Quick Tour video
CEMAR system analytics reporting capabilites

Get in touch

Our team of Account Managers and Support Agents are ready to answer any questions. Get in touch with us via the link, or simply press the Book a Demo button if you are ready to see more of the CEMAR software.

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Read below to find the accreditations thinkproject UK, home of development for CEMAR contract management, holds.


ISO 9001:

thinkproject UK holds certificate number: FS558261 and operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the following scope: The development and hosting of software for contract management and programme control for the construction and other market sectors. The development and provision of training services for these contracts and for the Company's own software solutions. The provision of consultancy advice services. thinkproject UK Limited ISO 9001 QMS Certificate

ISO 27001:

thinkproject UK holds certificate number: 16043-HAS-001 and operates an Information Security Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 27001:2013 for the following scope: Development, testing, deployment, configuration, support and hosting of software for contract management and programme controls, in accordance with Statement of Applicability version 1.
thinkproject UK Limited ISO 27001 ISMS Certificate

22301: 2012
thinkproject UK has passed the ISO 22301 audit which refers to our Business Continuity Management System and is now certified for the following scope: Establishing, implementing, controlling, auditing and improving business continuity. With this certification we have passed and will maintain a documented management system focused on reducing the likelihood, responding to and recovering from any disruptive incidents for thinkproject UK.
thinkproject UK ISO 22301: 2012 Certificate
thinkproject UK has been assessed against the Cyber Essentials Scheme Test Specification and achieved the ‘Cyber Essentials PLUS’ level of certification. The scope covered; thinkproject UK Limited SaaS system CEMAR (secure.cemar.co.uk and secure.cemar.hk), perimeter network and office workstations.
thinkproject UK Limited CE+ Certificate
thinkproject MD and CEMAR founder, Ben Walker, is an NEC author, consultant, tutor and ICE examiner. CEMAR is acknowledged by name in all NEC4 contracts.
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thinkproject UK is a ‘Data Controller’ under the GDPR. The Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for implementation of the GDPR, with responsibility for the overall management of the implementation of the legislation lying with the Data Protection Manager.

thinkproject UK's notification of its processing of personal information is available within its Privacy Statement. All staff are required to adhere to the requirements of current data protection legislation and thinkproject UK’s Privacy Statement. 
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thinkproject UK deliver CPD accredited introductory demonstrations, workshop training, online video tutorials and webinars and contribute to delegates continuing professional development. 
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thinkproject UK is a corporate member of the WISE campaign which promotes women in science, technology, and engineering. 
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The Supply Chain Charter aims to foster good working relations across the NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) Estate supply chain, with all parties signing up to a set of principles encouraging mutually beneficial and rewarding relationships. 

CEMAR Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are available on the latest iteration of G-Cloud, the Government’s Digital Marketplace. 
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