Contract Management and Administration (FIDIC)

Contract Management

This Contracts Management and Administration training course explains the practical application of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction (the “Construction Contract”) and the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (the “Design-Build Contract”). Whether you are Client, Consultant or Contractor this training program will help you to gain confidence on FIDIC documents. It provides extensive checking measures and work exercises to give all delegates a comprehensive understanding of proper management of these contracts.


Course Description

The Contracts Management and Administration training course in FIM Qatar covers the practical application of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction and the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design-Build and Plant. The Contracts Management and Administration course helps consultants, clients, contractors, or any other professional student to have confidence when dealing with all types of FIDIC documents. While the Contracts Management and Administration course focuses mainly on the Red book, and Yellow.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Plan for contract administration
  • Conduct a post award orientation
  • Make decisions regarding a contractor’s use of subcontracts
  • Monitor contractor performance and resolve problems
  • Identify and address delays in performance
  • Modify contracts and exercise options
  • Select and pursue a formal contract remedy and recognize fraud
  • Identify and resolve contract disputes
  • Describe contract claims procedures
  • Terminate contracts for convenience, cause, or default
  • Identify the methods to finance commercial and noncommercial item contracts
  • Close out contracts

Who should attend ?

This course is ideal for contract managers or persons employed in the role of managing contracts to fulfill their responsibilities in an effective way.
Contract Administrator, Contract Manager, Procurement Manager , Builders, engineers, and other related professionals that want to enhance their knowledge on FIDIC books would have an interest in taking this course.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the PSP you must have at least 8 full years of professional experience, of which up to 4 years may substituted by a college/university degree. Related degrees include: engineering, building construction, construction technology, business, economics, accounting, construction management, architecture, computer science, mathematics, etc.

Submit the application, work/education verification and fees by the due date posted on AACE International website. A minimum 2500 word technical paper must be submitted along with your application.

Exam Details

Exam Fee:

  • AACE Membership Fee:$ 125
  • Member fee: $ 500; Non-Member fee: $ 625

Examination Details

The PSP examination consists of four parts

  • Part I is Basic Knowledge and questions the basics of planning and scheduling. It consists of MCQ concerning the basics of planning and scheduling. (40 questions)
  • Part II is real-time Communications Exercise and requires the candidate to draft the equivalent of a one-page typewritten memorandum to simulate reporting on planning and scheduling analysis to the project manager, explaining the issues and proposing a solution regarding a given problem.
  • Part III is a Practical Exercise and entails answering a series of questions concerning various aspects of a single problem.
  • Part IV is a Planning and Scheduling Applications and questions planning and scheduling scenarios.

Exam Duration: 5 HOURS –120 QUESTIONS

Pass the examination

To become a PSP, an overall passing score of 70% must be achieved in the multiple choice exam

Course Contents

Contract Administration Planning

  • Review the Contract File
  • Determine the Level of Contract Surveillance
  • Delegating Contract Administration Functions
  • Develop a Contract Administration Plan
  • Identify Personnel to Represent the Contracting Officer
  • Notify the Contractor of COR Delegation
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Post award Orientation

  • Determine if Post award Orientation is Necessary
  • Select the Appropriate Type of Post award Orientation
  • Plan the Orientation
  • Conduct the Orientation
  • Prepare and Distribute the Post award Orientation Conference Report
  • Participate in Post award Subcontractor Conferences
  • Document the Contract File
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Subcontract Administration

  • Consent to Subcontract and Advance Notification
  • Making the Consent Decision
  • Contractor Purchasing System Reviews
  • Make-or-Buy Programs
  • Small Business Subcontracting Plans
  • Problems with Small Business Subcontracting Plan Compliance
  • Privity of Contract
  • Summary

Performance Monitoring/Quality Assurance

  • Responsibilities of the Parties
  • Monitor Actions of CORs and Other Support Personnel
  • Responding to Contractor Requests
  • Categories of Quality Requirements
  • First Article Testing
  • Obtain Feedback on the Contractor’s Performance
  • Acceptance
  • Verify and Document Performance Problems
  • Determine the Impact of the Problem
  • Resolving Problems With Required Sources
  • Documenting the File
  • Summary
  • Exercise

Delays In Performance

  • Determine Whether to Stop Work
  • Investigate Potential or Actual Delays
  • Identify the Type of Delay
  • Prepare a Finding of Facts on the Delay
  • Develop the Government’s Position
  • Resolve Contractor Performance Problems Informally
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Contract Modifications, Adjustments, Options, and Orders

  • Modifications
  • Steps for Processing a Modification
  • Extraordinary Contract Adjustments
  • Options
  • Task and Delivery Orders and Basic Ordering Agreements
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Formal Remedies

  • Formal Remedies
  • Cure or Show Cause Notices
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Nonconforming Supplies or Services
  • Warranties
  • Fraud and Other Civil or Criminal Offenses
  • Actions to Take After Discovering Fraud
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Disputes, Claims, and Terminations

  • Contract Disputes Statute
  • Recognizing Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Claims
  • Procedures for Claims
  • Termination
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Administering Miscellaneous Terms and Conditions

  • Labor Policies, Laws, and Regulations
  • Government Property
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protection of the Environment
  • Drug-Free Workplace and Vehicle Operation Safety
  • Insurance
  • Security
  • Duty-Free Entry of Contract-Related Shipments
  • Summary

Financial Matters

  • Invoices
  • Assignment of Claims
  • Administering Securities
  • Administering Financing Terms
  • Allow ability of Costs
  • Payment of Indirect Costs
  • Limitation of Costs, Funds, or Total Payment Amount
  • Price and Fee Adjustments
  • Collecting Contractor Debts
  • Reviewing Cost Accounting Standards Disclosure Statements
  • Summary
  • Exercise

Contract Closeout

  • Verify that the Contract Is Physically Complete
  • Ensure Required Contract Actions Are Complete
  • Initiate Final Payment or Collect Overpayment from the Contractor
  • Identify and Recommend DE obligation of Excess Funds
  • Evaluate and Document Contractor Performance
  • Prepare Contract Completion Statement and Dispose of Files

Our Value Added Services

  • Contact Management Complete Learning Materials,
  • Workshop Handouts and FIDIC Books
  • Workshop Notes for Supplemental Information on General Construction Contacts
  • 24 Hours Workshop Participation Certificate

Batch Schedule


Jun 09, 2017
8:00AM – 05:00PM
2 Fridays

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