Principles of Contract Management & Administration

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Principles of Contract Management & Administration

Platform: GoTo Training

Validated for 1 CPD Point CESA-1593-05/2022

INTRODUCTION

The building, construction and engineering industry has various forms of contract available to be used as a basis for the procurement and awarding of construction work. However, during the application and administration of these contract forms, important principles of the administration and management of the contracts that are common to all.

This course focuses on common principles, which should be adopted to ensure:

  • Launching the process of contract administration and putting it on a proper footing – personnel appointments
  • The keeping of proper records
  • Correct, timeous and unambiguous application of the main provisions of the various contracts, particularly formal notices to be given
  • Procedural check-lists to be implemented at various levels of contract administration
  • The value of a first site (‘kick-off’) meeting to ensure that procedural rules for the interactions on site is fully understood
  • The importance of the Contractor’s Programme is sufficiently appreciated
  • Basic appreciation of insurance and warranty aspects
  • Payment on time in terms of the contract
  • Awareness of dealing with variations
  • Awareness of dealing with claims
  • An appropriate application and compliance of dispute resolution mechanisms

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Employer Agents (Engineer/Project Manager/Principal Agent)
  • Employer Representatives
  • Contract Managers and Administrators (for the Employer and Contractor alike)
  • Procurement Managers
  • Consultants – Project Management and Contract Administration

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Delegates who complete this seminar should gain an improved understanding of the following concepts:

  • Launching the process of contract administration and implementing it on a proper footing – personnel appointments & keeping of proper records
  • Correct, timeous and unambiguous application of the main provisions of the various contracts, particularly formal notices
  • Procedural check-lists to be implemented at the various levels of contract administration
  • Importance of first site meeting (kick-off meeting) to establish rules for interacting on site
  • The importance of the Contractor’s Programme for carrying out the works
  • Insurance and warranty aspects
  • Payment on time in terms of the contract
  • Dealing with variations; Dealing with claims
  • Proper handling of dispute resolution
“This course should be recommended to consultants also to the programme managers and portfolio managers.”
“Very helpful training exercise and very beneficial. The presentation had excellent and clear explanations.”
Jun 10 2021

Details

Start: 10 Jun
End: 11 Jun
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Venue

Virtual Training – GoTo Training

Seminar Content

The course material includes various case studies to illustrate important principles and provides an interactive forum for course delegates to participate in interesting discussions.

Various topics, such as delay and disruption events, force majeure claims, and termination procedures are dealt with briefly to illustrate the broader challenges typically experienced in contract administration. The course also addresses the importance of procedural compliance and the risks and consequences associated with not following the contractual obligations.