A combination of theory, best practices and expert practical instruction examining contract planning, reporting, the claims and variations processes coupled with useful tools and systems to streamline the role of contract administration.
Key Learning Outcomes:
Examine the process of entering into contractual relationships.
Understand contracts: how to read, interpret and evaluate them Examine the key aspects of contract administration and the claims process.
Appreciate the contractual issues surrounding variations, delays and defects; and develop procedures to effectively deal with these issues.
Appreciate contract compliance issues in project management.
Analyse effective document control, reporting and communication systems.
Discover cooperative negotiation and partnering skills for dispute avoidance and resolution.
This is the first course in our contract management series and our CMP certification.
Contract administration is a broad term used to describe a variety of responsibilities in the management of contractual relationships between parties. At the core of each responsibility is the contract.
This course will take participants through the formation and interpretation of contracts as the rules of engagement between parties embarking on a project, and the processes of administration and management of the contract throughout the course of a project. Furthermore, it will provide the skills for developing practical procedures to deliver a streamlined contract administration process. Participants will also review the contract administrators role and responsibilities, particularly in relation to contractual procedures and reporting systems for monitoring compliance - as an integral interface between contract administration and project management functions. Finally as the claims process is a fundamental concept in contract administration, the course examines in detail the most common claims; namely, variations, delays and defects.
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