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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Read below to find the accreditations thinkproject UK, home of development for CEMAR contract management, holds.
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 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
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 Cyber Essentials 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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"CEMAR is an essential tool for our complex programme of works. It plays a crucial role in the timely and accurate administration of our contracts and maintenance of essential records."
Commercial Lead, NNB, Hinkley Point C
"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