December 13, 2021
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Course Description

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.

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.

Course Content

  • 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

Who Should Attend

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 MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate. Please note certificates are issued only at the end of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation, Public Works Contracts training pack and Certificate of Attendance.


Gerry O'Sullivan
Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Barrister-at-Law & legal consultant with Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP)

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