The contract management Course at Remoik will reveal the best practices of contract management, which when applied effectively, can ensure project success, speed performance, and reduce risks and costs along the way. Discover the keys to contracting from your perspective in this practical course. Get an overview of all phases of contracting, from requirements development to close-out. See how incentives can be used to improve contract results. Contract administration is a broad term used to describe the management of the parties’ responsibilities in delivering contracts. At the core of each responsibility is the contract.
This course briefly reviews the formation and interpretation of contracts as the rules of engagement between parties embarking on a project. It then looks and the processes of administration and management of the contract throughout the course of a project. Furthermore, the course will provide the knowledge for developing practical procedures to deliver a streamlined contract administration process.
Participants will also review the crucial interface between the contract administrator’s role and responsibilities, and that of the project manager’s project management functions. Finally, as claims processes are fundamental concepts in contract administration, the course examines the most common claims, with an emphasis on claims for variations and delays. The approach to dealing with delivery defects is also addressed.
Examining other roles in the contract management network and their associated limits of authority/decision-making power (contracts manager, superintendent, project manager, project director, development manager, functional manager etc.)
Interpersonal communication to make contracts happen
Ethics in contract management – Are contractual obligations and ethics the same thing?
Contract Administration and Project Management
The interface between contract administration and project management
The importance of effective systems for the administration of contracts
Establishing timelines, lookups and prompts
Contract compliance: monitoring, reporting and adherence to standards
Document control and milestone planning
Developing communication systems within the contract delivery hierarchy
Contract Management Specific Communication Skills
Understanding how effective contract specific communication can facilitate optimum contract delivery and administration outcomes
Pre-award conferences, the benefits and disadvantages
Pre-contract conferences – Their value and how to run them effectively
Dispute avoidance and resolution-contractual principles and practical procedures
Claims, Variations, Disagreements and Disputes
Payment claims – The legal principles and the practical procedures
Variations – Legal principles and practical procedures
Delays, extensions of time, delay costs and damages – Legal principles and practical aspects of their management
Defects – The contractual remedies and the practical procedures for ensuring they are realised