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Project, Contract & Procurement Seminars

Administrative and commercial contracts

REF: P4118  DATES: 21 Jul - 1 Aug 2019  VENUE: Dubai (UAE)  FEE: 3750 


Administrative  and Commercial Contracts relations are based on contracts of one type or another. These are becoming increasingly complex, need to understand what a contract does  require them and the other party to the contract to do, and the consequences for both parties of any failure. This course is intended to provide an understanding of contracting in the English language, but in an international context.

The Goals

To enable delegates to improve their understanding of the role of  contracts administrative and Commercial within a administative, and how strategies can be developed to improve the administative outcomes, and the management of contracts. The course will also give delegates the opportunity to consider the latest international thinking in dispute resolution, and how this can be used in everyday business life to reduce conflict and the costs and delays associated with more conventional approachh.

Course Description:

  • Contract Management And Tendering Administrative and commercial Is A.
  • Profession, Not Just A Job.
  • Elements Of A Good Procurement & Competitive Bidding Process.
  • Developing Tender Evaluation Criteria.
  • Selecting The Right Contract Type.
  • Contract Preparation.
  • Effective Contract Administration.
  • Interpretation of Contracts.
  • Maintaining Contract Schedules.
  • Controlling Contract Changes.

Course Objective:

  • Discuss Elements Of Good Procurement Process.
  • Learn Methods Of Tender Evaluation.
  • Review Contract Strategies.
  • Explore Steps In Developing Performance Based Service Contracts.
  • See Examples Of Important  administrative and Commercial Contract Clauses.
  • Be Presented The Essential Elements Of A Contract.
  • Be able to provide better outcomes from contracts.
  • Review Contract administration techniques administrative and Commercial.
  • Explore contract monitoring techniques administrative and Commercial.
  • Learn how to get fair treatment in contract changes.
  • Know how to analyze contracts.
  • Discuss contract termination issues administrative and Commercial.
  • How to prepare for claims and disputes.
  • Review acceptance and Contract close out issues.
  • Study the Inputs and outputs in contract administration.

The Delegates:

Representatives of all functional disciplines would benefit from this course. The course is particularly recommended for actual or potential purchasing ,contracts or project professionals, and for anyone who contributes to projects, or is involved in the management of a business unit.

The Process:

The training methodology will be a combination of conventional teaching, supported by real examples and case studies. Delegates will also be given the chance to work on short exercises to develop their skills, and encouraged to discuss real problems from within their organizations or elsewhere. Delegates will be encouraged to look at contractual administratve issues and try out thinking on new ideas in a safe environment

The Benefits:

  • Develop an understanding of the role of contracts administratve in the business world Explain how contracts are structured.
  • Examine current thinking on contracting structures in an international context.
  • Improve understanding of the main terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Understand the importance of change management and control.
  • Develop appreciation of the collateral documents that work alongside contracts; including bonds, guarantees, letters of   intent etc.
  • Review the latest international thinking in alternative methods of dispute resolutio.

The Results:

  • Improved ability of delegates to understand administratve issues relating to contracts administrative and commercial contracts.
  • A wider choice of potential contracting strategies.
  • Improved ability for professionals to instruct and communicate with legal.


  • Better understanding of the role of bonds and guarantees in a contracting strategy.
  • Increased control of change.
  • A wider choice of dispute resolution methods.
  • Reduction in costs and delays associated with dispute resolution.
  • Improved relationships with suppliers and contractors as a result of reducing conflic.

The Core Competencies

  • Strategic planning.
  • Contract selection and drafting.
  • Ability to instruct and manage lawyers.
  • Risk assessment and management.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Dispute resolution.

The Programme Content:
What are administratve contracts and how are they created?

The need for contractual relationships.
What is needed to create a valid contract?.

  • Offer and acceptance.
  • Intention to create a legal relationship.
  • Written or oral?.
  • Other legal formalities in different countries.
  • Signing and sealing.
  • Witnesses.
  • Authority to sign.
  • How to prove authority.
  • The tender process.
  • Involvement of agents.

    What happens if there is no contract, but work is carried out anyway?

  • Making contracts enforceable – with particular emphasis on the international contex.

Structure of contracts:

  • Form of Agreement.
  • General Terms and Conditions.
  • Special Terms and Conditions.
  • Schedules or Appendices.
  • Title (ownership) and risk of damage.
  • When does it transfer?
  • Notices and other formalities.
  • Which law and which courts?
  • Different contractual structures.
  • Traditional.
  • New structures used in the Middle East.
  • New structures not widely used in the Middle East.

Collateral documents:

  • Bonds and guarantees.
  • Tender Bonds.
  • Advance Payment Bonds.
  • Performance Bonds.
  • Warranty Bonds.
  • Parent Company Guarantees.
  • Retention/Withholding.
  • Retention Bonds.
  • Letters of intent.
  • Letters of award.
  • Letters of comfort or awareness.
  • Types.
  • Who should carry the cover?
  • How should you manage claims?
  • Are banks or insurance companies good enough security?
  • Insurance policies.
  • Assessing the need for financial security in the current economic climate.
  • Changes to the Contract documents.
  • Need for consent.
  • Assignment/Novation explained and distinguished.
  • Waiver.
  • Changes to the scope.
  • Variation clauses.
  • Notice provisions.
  • Valuation of variations and changes.
  • Claims – what they are, and how they arise.
  • Delay caused by client.
  • Delay caused by contractor/supplier.
  • Force majeure.
  • Delay and disruption.

Resolving Disputes:

  • Negotiation.
  • Staged dispute resolution clauses.
  • Litigation.
  • Arbitration.
  • New best practices in dispute resolution.
  • Mediation.
  • Conciliation.
  • Early neutral evaluation.
  • Expert determination.
  • Mini-arbitration.
  • Pendulum arbitration.
  • Final questions and review of course.

Learners have to demonstrate in a work-based assignment a clear understanding of the role of contracts within a administratve by identifying a contractual problem within the workplace and examine ways to process or resolve it. The problem may relate to the inception, negotiation, structure, content, management, breach or termination of the contract or any variety of these. Learners should focus on showing:

  • Ability to understand administratve  issues relating to the contract.
  • Choice of potential contracting strategies.
  • Appropriate engagement of and communication with legal department.
  • Understanding where appropriate of using bonds and guarantees as part of contracting strategy.
  • Control of change.
  • Use of modern dispute resolution techniques.
  • Chosen method of improving relationships with suppliers and contractors as a result of reducing conflict.
21 Jul - 1 Aug 2019
Dubai (UAE)


Administrative and commercial contracts

Dubai (UAE)

COURSE DATES: 21 Jul - 1 Aug 2019


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