Professional Program for Engineers Supervising Projects: Contract Management & Construction Site Procedures

Course Code: EM14

Course Objective

  • Identify principles, definitions and major steps involved in the contracting process
  • Outline all contract preparation activities including planning, developing scope of work and identifying sourcing options
  • Recognize different types of contracts and the effect of each type on the risk allocation strategy
  • Develop criteria to invite, receive and evaluate bids
  • Apply contract administration tools and techniques to effectively manage the contract and avoid disputes during implementation
  • Resolve disputes collaboratively and amicably and outline alternative dispute resolution methods


Target Audience

  • Business Managers
  • Commercial Staff
  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Procurement Staff
  • Legal Staff
  • All involved in disputes and their resolution
  • All staff involved in selecting contracting strategies
  • Staff new to engineering or construction contracting
  • Experienced staff looking for a refresher, together with new ideas
  • Staff from client / developer and contractor / subcontractor backgrounds


Course Outline

Principles of contracts

  • Defining a contract
  • Elements of a contract
  • Expressed and implied contracts
  • Problems in preparing and managing contracts

Contract preparation

  • Stages of contract preparation and management
  • Evaluation of internal and external resources
  • Contracting methods
  • Developing the scope of work
  • Problems with a badly written scope of work
  • Decision analysis worksheet
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Terms and conditions

Contract types and strategies

  • One or several contracts
  • Fixed price contracts
  • Cost reimbursable contracts
  • Time and material contracts
  • Payment terms

The tendering stage

  • Objectives of tendering
  • Alternative to tendering
  • Tendering procedures
  • Evaluation of bidders
  • Pre-qualification criteria
  • Invitation to tender
  • Receipt and opening of bids
  • Tender evaluation
  • Contract award
  • Different pricing methods
  • Whole life cost
  • Value for money
  • Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT)
  • Online reverse auction

Contract administration

  • Purpose of contract administration
  • Aspects to manage
  • Documents needed to administer a contract
  • Contract administration tools
  • Role of contract administrators
  • Lessons learned

Claims and variation orders

  • Breach of contract
  • Money damages
  • Equitable remedies
  • Changes and modifications
  • Alternative dispute resolutions (negotiation, mediation, arbitration)
  • The design of financial models for forecasting and decision-making

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Date & Location

Date : 14 April 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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Date : 18 August 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Munich -Germany

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Date : 10 November 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Istanbul

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