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Contract Management Fundamentals

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Course Objectives

This two day course outlines the best practice in contract management principles and practices with a special focus on either traditional fully documented or specialised contracts.

This course explores the procurement process; the structure of contracts and options available; the relationship between parties; interpretation of the contract clauses and requirements; and best practices in contract management and administration.

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This course is suitable for professionals undertaking the following roles:

  • Project managers
  • Contract managers and administrators
  • Procurement professionals
  • Project engineers
  • Contractor’s design team
Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the role of procurement in achieving strategic goals
  • Identify contract components and understand the various contract systems available.
  • Selecting the appropriate contract for the project
  • Selecting/negotiating the offer that represents the best value for the buyer (price vs. value)
  • Understand the contract’s legal implications (fully documented or ‘design and build’)
  • Overview of requirements, documents, specifications, plans and processes
  • Structure of the contract
  • Options within the contract
  • Roles of the parties under the contract
  • Information or documents supplied by Principal / Owner
  • Interpretation of the contract clauses
  • Deliverables by the Owner
  • Deliverables by the Contractor
  • Deliverables by the Contractor’s design team under ‘design and build’ model
  • Work flow and timing (and the differences between fully documented and ‘design and build’)
  • Quality assurance, OH&S and environment requirements
  • Contract administration duties and processes
  • Rules of contract interpretation in project disputes – the 10 rules of contract interpretation
Delivery Strategy
  • Face to face or Virtual trainer delivered two (2) day course.
  • Undertake individual and group led activities to support practical application
  • Includes additional reference resources.
  • Students receive certificate of completion at end of course
Topics covered
  • Overview of all phases of contracting
  • Contract essential elements
  • Contract performance and non-performance
  • Procurement
  • Tendering – the process of transformation and motivation theories
  • Negotiation and influencing strategies
  • Contract management and administration
Name Date Time Location Cost (AUD - incl. GST) Enrolment
24056 Public Contract Management Fundamentals Online Trainer-Led 09-10 Jul 2024 9 & 10 July 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Virtual Training $1,463.00

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