This course will help you manage the risk you face in the choice of contracts throughout the procurement process.

“Half the people on the course went home with a different procurement approach for their current project than what they had envisioned,”

What am I going to learn?

To reduce risk throughout your project – In the industry there is a lack of awareness that procurement is a risk process; it is not just ‘picking up a standard contract and adding to it’. In this course we go through the exact steps you need to take during procurement.

How to Save Time and Money – this course enables you to deliver project works more efficiently. The core thinking processes allow you to influence project decisions from the outset by changing the whole approach to best fit the specific project.

How to deal with unique features and get lower tender prices – The traditional approach to procurement fails to take into account each project’s unique features and how they affect the delivery and payment models; only after these considerations should the contract be created. By understanding best practice contract management you can ensure that there is mutual benefit in lower tender prices.

The problem

  • In every construction job we struggle with the trickery surrounding the choice of contract form,
  • Traditionally choice of contract is inconsistent and doesn’t result in a ‘best for project’ outcome,
  • costs creep up,
  • time extensions often occur and there is little transparency.

When you start by choosing the contract form before even considering the risks, priorities and constraints you end up with a contract not fit for purpose. Breaking from tradition is the solution!


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