Right Thinking for the Manager of Contracts
This is a non-legal course in contract management.
Our major objective is to arm the contract and project manager with sufficient knowledge and skills to be capable of intelligently referring any legal issues to the appropriate legal professional in a timely manner.
This practical course is tailored for the construction and associated industries. It focuses on the Australian Standard families of contracts: AS 4000, AS 4902, AS 2124 and AS 4300, and the many requirements from the diverse regulators. Reference and comparisons will be also made to JCC, PC1 and MW1.
Our Approach to Training
This course is evenly divided between information dissemination and practical application of contract management principles. Our previous participants have continually commented that our first session on ‘Ethics in Contract Management’ is confronting and has moved many to reassess their behaviours in handling ethics, in particular, handling contractors and subcontractors.
The course has many real-life examples illustrating contract management principles. Again, like our other courses, our preference is to construct the examples, from your workplace contracts and projects. Naturally, for training purposes, we can add some examples from other work industries to be presented, and if necessary, all our examples can be sourced from elsewhere.
Our courses are unique in approaching contract management through an interactive and dynamic group discussions, debates, negotiations and exercises, story telling techniques, and management and project management quizzes. All these activities have been designed to elicit contract management skills.
- Outlining the total contract management lifecycle in the context of project and program delivery.
- Developing contract strategy and selecting optimal methods of project delivery, for example, from the traditional method (where design and construction are performed independently and linearly), design and construct (D&C), construction method, partnering and strategic alliances, and other commonly used methods.
- General Conditions of Contract. The AS 4000 and AS 2124 families of contracts will be fully explored and compared. Reference and comparisons will be made to JCC, PC1 and MW1. There will be comprehensive sessions on how to optimally manage latent conditions, quality and defective work, contract variations, liquidated damages, delay and extensions of time claims, and achieving practical completion. Other important contractual issues to be discussed include: security and retention moneys, insurances, and payment certificates.
- Ethics in contract management and understanding how to work through typical and recurring ethical contract dilemmas.
- Defining the contract stakeholders and their needs and accountabilities.
- Motivating the principal, the contractors and the sub-contractors. How can the Principal motivate the Contractor and how can the Contractor motivate the Principal?
- Understanding the expanding regulator environment and developing strategies for complying with their many and detailed requirements.
- What does it take to be a competent and a great contract manager?
- Understanding contract fundamentals and the legal requirements for the formation of a binding contract.
- Working with the competitive tendering process and exploring best practice options. Understanding the duties of both parties.
- The apportionment of risk in the development and selection of contracts and risk management throughout the contract lifecycle.
- General claims process. The Security of Payment legislation will be also covered in detail.
- Dispute resolution, negotiation and mediation techniques.
- Post-Implementation: closing contracts, closing projects, and conducting critical performance reviews.
- Summarising the key decisions that have to be made during the critical stages of the contract management lifecycle and understanding the decisions that can be made after the contract is signed.
- Twelve golden rules for contract managers on both sides of the contract.
Who should attend
- Contract Managers and Contract Administrators
- Project Managers and Construction Managers
- Project Directors
- Senior Management Operators and technical staff
- Understand the General Terms and Conditions of the standard contracts: AS 4000, AS 4902, AS 2124 and AS 4300.
- Understand the construction contract management cycle in Australia.
- Understand how to effectively work on both sides of the contract.
- Stay abreast of contemporary contract management practices and instruments.
- Be capable of referring legal matters intelligently and promptly to both internal and external legal people.
- Understand the behavioural requirements for being a ‘good corporate citizen’ while managing contracts.
- Discussion and participation in real-life scenarios and case studies.
- Extensive reference notes and Practical Workbook.
- Recommended Reference Lists for further study.
- Certificate of Participation.
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