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Contract Administration: Understanding and
Implementing Contractual Obligations

Program Objectives:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify administration tools and the roles of the contract administrator.
  • Recognize the main contractual provisions and appreciate their effects on the implementation and management of future contracts.
  • Understand the importance of knowing contractual terms and conditions.
  • Review techniques for solving problems as well as partnering with contractors.
  • Discuss ways of using lessons learned.
  • Know Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and claims handling.
  • This Program is designed for:

    All those involved in any aspect of implementing, managing or administering contracts; also those involved in any step of contract preparation and award for them to realize the importance of a well prepared contract.

    Program Outline:

    Principles of Contracts Risk Allocation
  • Definitions
  • Legal and Business Considerations
  • Difficulties
  • Hold Harmless Clauses
  • Types of Damages
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Force Majeure
  • Termination for Cause or for Convenience

  • Administration Tools
    Contract Administration
  • Roles
  • Issues
  • Checklists
  • Calendars
  • Documents
  • Summaries

  • Partnering
  • Problem-Solving versus Confrontation
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Contractual Provisions
    Affecting Implementation
    Claims and Change Orders
  • Attachments / Exhibits
  • Other Non-Contractual Documents
  • Legitimate and Not-So-Legitimate Claims
  • Variation and Change Orders
  • Dealing with Contentious Issues
  • Management of Contracts in
    Progress

    Lessons Learned
  • Avoiding Problems: Importance of
    Communication
  • Know Your Contract
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Special Terms and Conditions
  • Setting Standards
  • SLAs
  • Outsourcing
  • Preventive Method
  • Continuous Improvement
  • How, Who and Where
  • How, Who and When
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    Dispute Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Other Procedures
  • Alternative Disputes Resolution
  • Pre-requisites

    None:
    Duration : 2 days

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