AVIC is the BASQUE ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERING & CONSULTANCY FIRMS. Founded in 1983, it now represents over 30 firms from the advanced service sector, with a staff of over 7.300 specialists between them and total turnover of around 780 million euros per annum, 50% of which is accounted for by business abroad.

AVIC’s mission is basically to represent its member firms and the Basque engineering and consultancy sector in general, contributing to its business excellence. Its vision is to be a sectoral benchmark for innovative, technological business development based on the principles of co-operation, efficiency and professional ethics.


  • To promote, protect and represent the best interests of engineering and consultancy (E&C) firms
  • To take an active role in solving the problems that affect the sector and member companies, and to co-ordinate sectoral policies
  • To group E&C firms and forge closer links between them
  • To encourage technological development in the Basque Country by raising the profile of engineering and consultancy work
  • To strengthen the presence and activities of member firms in all areas where they operate or may operate in the future, and help them to increase their professional skill levels and standards of ethics in dealing with third parties
  • To promote better customer service and care by improving the image of member firms through reputational responsibility
  • To mediate in any disputes between member firms

Greetings from the AVIC Chairman

José Ignacio Arrieta

Welcome to AVIC, the Basque Association of Engineering and Consultancy Firms. I am delighted to respond to your interest in our organisation, which was founded in 1983. As you explore our website you will find that AVIC brings together both engineering firms (civil, industrial, environmental, etc.) and consultancy firms (strategic, corporate, technological, etc.).

It is this diversity in the context of a single project that has enabled AVIC to become a benchmark organisation in the knowledge industry in the Basque Country. In these times of uncertainty AVIC continues to promote and protect the best interests of engineering and consultancy firms, providing services and creating the right conditions for improvements in competitiveness among member firms and the advanced services sector in general. Our short term challenges are several.

First,we try to work to give more visibility to AVIC to different institutions. We also intend to continue cultivating the areas of collaboration and cooperation, both among AVIC companies as with other public and private entities. In addition, we strive to continue to offer quality services to our members. All this, taking as a reference the Code of Professional Ethics of the Association.

I invite you to join in this project to bring consultancy and engineering firms together so that we can all emerge stronger from the crisis. On behalf of AVIC, I thank you for visiting our website and hope that it helps you to get to know us better.

Firma de José Ignacio Arrieta

Aitor Alzola
AVIC Chairman