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Drafting Contracts and Writing Scope of Work

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to write an accurate scope of work for projects and draft simple contracts. The course covers multiple tools that can help in analyzing the requirements of the end user and understanding the scope of the project or the product. Participants in this interactive course will learn about the process of drafting the scope of work by using templates and effective writing techniques. Furthermore, the course will cover the building blocks of a contract as well as the best practices used during related negotiations.

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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 discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre and post testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the essential elements of a contract and recognize the importance of the scope of work
  • Outline the objectives of a contractual relationship and leverage them into requirements needed to develop the scope of work
  • Plan and prepare a solid scope of work using outlines and templates
  • Define contract building blocks and draft simple contract provisions
  • Write the narrative of a contract as well as different contract parts using best practices
  • Evaluate the impact of negotiating contracts on a well written scope of work in the pre-award phase

Target Audience

Personnel involved in drafting scope of work and negotiating contract terms in order to ensure contract requirements are properly captured. Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This program is worth 30 PDUs.

Target Competencies

  • Contract preparation
  • Writing scope of work
  • Drafting contracts
  • Preparing contract plan 
  • Negotiating scope of work
  • Technical writing
  • Overview
    • Defining contracts
    • Elements of contracts
    • Purpose of contracting
    • Defining rights and obligations
    • Defining scope of work
    • How to develop the scope
  • Planning scope of work
    • Types of scope of work
    • Tools and techniques used to plan scope of work
      • Gathering requirements
      • Work breakdown structure
      • Product breakdown structure
      • Risk management and scope of work
    • Outlining the scope of work planning process
  • Developing the scope of work
    • Basic requirements of a scope of work
    • How to develop the scope?
    • Topics which must be included in scope of work
    • Scope of work formats
    • Rules of scope of work writing
    • Drafting fundamentals
    • Principles of good writing
      • Framing your thoughts
      • Phrasing your sentences
      • Choosing your words
  • Contract building blocks
    • Representations and warranties
    • Covenants and promises
    • Rights and obligations
    • Conditions to obligations
    • Discretionary authority
    • Declarations and facts
  • Contract drafting fundamentals
    • Drafting with or without precedent
    • Drafting contract parts:
      • Introductory provisions
      • Definitions and defined terms
      • Action sections
      • Other substantive business provisions
      • Endgame provisions
      • General provisions
      • Signature lines
  • Negotiation and drafting
    • Contract development and negotiation
    • Price versus risk
    • Negotiation process

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.


Project Management Institute (PMI)®

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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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Per participant - 2019

USD 4,800

Per participant

USD 4,900

Fees + VAT as applicable

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(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
This course is worth 30 PDUs.

2021 - Location & Date

7 - 11 Nov, 2021
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.

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