DATES: JUN 6 - 17, 2016    
TUITION: $3950 





The course focuses on providing the knowledge and skills necessary to administering and managing a contract. The course also will discuss and examine FIDIC Contracts, which are increasingly being used by international construction agencies and Multilateral Development Banks, including the World Bank. In a time when contracts awarded by government and commercial entities are increasingly complex and involve sophisticated technology, a firm understanding of contract administration and management is vital to success. Through lectures, discussions and case studies, the course will examine contracts in the award and performance phases from the purchasers' and contractors' viewpoints.

 The seminar is intended for project managers, contract managers, professionals from government ministries and agencies, consulting professionals, legal advisors, and all involved in the implementation and management of a contract.


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

Geoffrey T. Keating has been counsel to contractors, engineers, public and private owners and sureties for over 35 years. His practice emphasizes public works projects and international infrastructure. Mr. Keating advises on U.S. government contract regulations and international contract policy and terms. He prepares and negotiates EPC and other contract documents, assists clients with preparing and defending claims and serves as an arbitrator. He has conducted training on World Bank guidelines, international contracts and dispute resolution for governments and international organizations around the world. Through ILI, he has served as an advisor on public contracting policy and training to the governments of Iraq, China, and Vietnam.