Date: 28th September 2017

Book this training course to gain a greater understanding of the most significant clauses contained within Public Works Contracts, and learn how you should approach them.

Recently there have been some major amendments made to the Public Works Contracts, such as a revised position of Bill of Quantities, the revised specialist process, new tender award criteria and a revised dispute resolution process. These amendments will now be discussed in this MasterClass.

As the Government remains the largest client of the construction industry, it’s crucial for any company contending for government projects to understand the Public Works Contract, its meanings and interpretations. In particular, there are several clauses incorporated within these contracts that continuously bring about problems, disputes or confusion. Feedback from the industry suggests the following clauses need to be better understood and need more attention before any contract is signed. This is Clause 4: Management, Clause 9: Time & Completion, Clause 10: Claims & Adjustments, and Clause 11: Payment.Developed by CMG Professional Training, this fully accredited CPD certified course will explore the key aspects of the PWC and look in some depth at specific clauses contained in the contract.

You will leave this course better informed, with a much greater understanding of the most significant aspects of Public Works Contracts, and how you should approach them. You will learn key points from the recent amendments to PWC’s, and you will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with our expert tutor regarding any matters you would like specific insight on. You will also take home your training course pack, so you can refer again during the year. This course also contains 6 structured CPD points to add to your yearly total.

  • General Overview of PWC Contract
  • New changes PWC’s 2015  version – NEW
  • Revised position of Bill of Quantities – building contracts – NEW
  • Revised Specialist process – NEW
  • Revised dispute resolution process – NEW
  • Employer’s representative – instructions or directions –written and verbal
  • Programme management – who owns the float?
  • Programme versus Contract period for completion?!
  • 10.3 Notifications and time bars
  • Delay and claims for delay
  • Programme contingency – use and abuse
  • 10.5 Consequences of an Employer’s Representative’s determination
  • 10.6 Fair valuation and tender pricing strategy
  • 10.7 Delay costs – all encompassing?
  • 10.9 Employer’s claims
  • 11.5 The Final Statement – the finality of the contractor’s last application for payment
  • Summary – Q & A

Relevant to contractors, sub-contractors, quantity surveyors, engineers, contracts managers, project managers, and anyone looking to gain a greater understanding of the four main clauses contained within Public Works Contracts, as well as those who wish to learn about the key recent amendments.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Points.

Gerry O’Sullivan

Chartered QS, Barrister-at-Law

Gerry is a highly experienced expert in construction law, & has extensive experience having worked on large & high profile educational, healthcare, commercial, residential & infrastructural projects.

Working with Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP) since 1989, he has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry, and is Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors’ Dispute Resolutions Committee, the current chairman of the Construction Liaison Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Dispute Resolutions Standing Committee. He is currently on the panel of conciliators/arbitrators for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the CIF and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is an accomplished author.

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date:  28th September, 2017

Times: 9.30 am to 4.00pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €395.00 per person and includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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