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Contract Management for Non-Contract Professionals

Contract Management for Non-Contract Professionals

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, concepts and skills needed to perform activities related to the contracting process. The course covers important contractual concepts and different types of contracts.

Participants in this interactive course will learn essential contractual terms and conditions and the appropriate use for these legal concepts as well as activities that are usually carried out in contract preparation and administration

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Course Methodology

This course relies on the use of individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all key contract management activities. The course also features the use of a number of case studies, presentations and role plays by participants followed by plenary discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre and post testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the basic elements and phases of contracting
  • Describe important legal concepts in contracting that can have a detrimental impact on the contractual relationship between the parties
  • Describe different types of contracts as well as other different types of relationships between parties
  • List the main steps needed to prepare a contract with a full understanding of all the documents needed to prepare a request for proposal
  • Describe all the activities needed to administer the contract post-award including handling variations and claims
Target Audience

All non-contract/legal specialists who are involved in any step of the contracting process including technical and non-technical professionals who would like to learn about the elements, concepts, types and the process of contracting. Meirc has been reviewed and approved by the PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program. This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies
  • Contract management
  • Scoping work
  • Applying contractual obligations
  • Applying types of contracts
  • Recognizing terms and conditions
  • Contract preparation
Course Outline
  • Overview of contracts
    • Elements of a “contract”
    • Contract management
    • Legal concepts used in contracts
    • Scope of work
    • Terms and conditions
    • Phases of contracting
  • Important concepts in contract management
    • Governing law
    • Confidentiality
    • Privity of contract
    • Subcontracting
    • Indemnities
    • Force majeure
    • Payment terms
    • Breach of contract
    • Termination
    • Liquidated damages
    • Service level agreement
    • Representations and warranties
    • Covenants
    • Rights and conditions
  • Types of contractual agreements
    • Types of contracts
      • Fixed price (lump sum) contracts
      • Cost reimbursable (cost plus) contracts
      • Time and material contracts
    • Bill of quantities
    • Letter of intent
    • Memo of understanding
    • Special forms of contracting
    • International contracting
    • Incoterms
  • Basic concepts in contract preparation
    • Set-up contracting strategy
    • Determining sourcing strategy
    • Prepare RFPs
    • Evaluating proposals
    • Awarding contract
  • Administration, variations and claims
    • Implementation of the contract
    • Assessing performance
    • Change management
    • Managing variations
    • Claims and disputes
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Meirc is an Approved Training Provider (ATP) in the region for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Established in 1919, CILT is the world’s leading supply chain, logistics and transport professional body with over 33,000 members across the globe. CILT seeks to add value to individual and corporate members by enhancing their knowledge, careers, and businesses by setting, supporting and delivering professional standards and education in the fields of logistics, transport and supply chain. By attending Meirc’s CILT accredited courses, participants can earn CPD units as well as attain modular unit award courses that can be combined for international certification

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Project Management Institute (PMI)®

Meirc is a member of the PMI ATP Program. PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant ATP’s products, courses, publications, or services. The PMI ATP seal is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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