DATES: JUN 1 - 12, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200  
       

 

 

 

 

 


Overview

This special seminar combines the ILI Contract Administration and Project Management seminars and focuses on the skills necessary to manage a project and administer contracts. Project monitoring, teambuilding, and leadership will be covered, as will managing the project life cycle, hierarchy or objectives, contract Terms, legal aspects, and performance criteria; investigating and preventing fraud and corruption; FIDIC contracts; dispute resolution; contract restructuring; procurement from a contract management perspective; change order management/implementing change in contracts.

Course Outline

Crucial Issues and Steps in Project Management

 
  • What is Contract Management?
  • Purpose - maximizing financial and operational performance and minimizing risks
  • Defining objectives (logframe)
  • Process - systematic and efficient management
  • Managing the project environment
  • Phases: (i) contract creation; (ii) execution; and (iii) analysis
  • The project life cycle
  • Project identification, preparation and approval
  • Financial and economic analysis
  • Project financing
  • Team building and leadership
  • Organization alternatives
  • Communication, motivation
  • Managerial styles
  • Conflict resolution
  • Role of project managers
  • Implementing change
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Critical path method
  • Project scheduling (MS Project Software)
  • Cost control
  • Risk analysis
  • Reporting and control
  • Monitoring
  • Database management systems (MS Access Software)
  • Introduction to procurement
  • Key activities:

- Establishing (negotiating) the terms and conditions of contracts;
- Planning activities;
- Controlling Implementation;
- Reporting progress;
- Making payments;
- Managing variations that may arise during the implementation phase;
- Documenting and handling claims;
- Preventing and resolving disputes

 

 

Course Outline

 

Managing the Contract

  • Types, forms, and terms of contracts (including Donor Contracts)
  • Procurement
  • Concepts and principles of contract law
  • Key legal definitions and terms
  • FIDIC and other types of contracts
  • Contract price and payments

 

Contract Negotiations

  • Negotiation objectives
  • How to negotiate

 

Contract Administration

  • Roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Communications and teamwork
  • Monitoring contracts
  • Administering consulting contracts
  • Filing records and audits
  • Payment schedules
  • Cost control
  • Changes to the contract requirements

 

Managing Contractor Performance

  • Reporting
  • Issue management
  • Poor performance
  • Managing quality assurance of deliverables
  • Performance evaluation
  • Performance incentives

 

Performance and Scheduling Management

  • Baseline tracking
  • Integrated change control
  • Management of quality assurance and non-compliance
  • Risk and issue management
  • Management handover and contract closure
  • Documentation management

 

Claims Management

  • Understanding claims and why they arise
  • How to process and assess a claim
  • Dispute mechanisms in the contract
  • Dispute mechanisms under FIDIC
  • Managing arbitration
  • Dispute resolution

Course Advisor

Don De Amicis is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute. He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which supports private investment through project finance and political risk insurance. Don was a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he focused on finance, corporate law, and restructuring. He is a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also serves as an independent arbitrator.