December 13, 2021
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Course Description

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 as well as the most recent publication of a Covid 19 Clause.

It is now mandatory for contracting authorities to use the amended forms of Public Works Contracts witha cited revision reference commencing with v2 on all works procurements that commenced from 9th January 2017. These amendments will be examined in this training day, as well as how they will affect future projects.  

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 course notes, so you can refer back to again during the year.

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 of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


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 and Certificate of Attendance.


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

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