Managing Change Orders and Contractual Claims Training Courses - Dubai | Meirc
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Contracts Management

Managing Change Orders and Contractual Claims

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with introductory knowledge and basic skills needed to deal with claims, variations and disputes between the principals and the contractors. Participants in this interactive course will learn how to analyze contractual issues, identify techniques that are helpful in handling difficult situations and recognize the best practices in resolving disputes amicably.

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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 and avoid causes for contractual claims and change orders
  • Outline the major types of change orders and draft a variation order and a notice of breach
  • Recognize and analyze the different types of owners' claims and contractors' claims and explain how to deal with each type
  • Demonstrate, through actual situations, the different approaches to handle claims, variation orders and conflicts through mutual collaboration
  • Apply negotiation as a main concept in resolving disputes and conflicts in order to reach a final settlement

Target Audience

All those involved in implementing and administering contracts and handling claims and change orders as well as those involved in any conflict or dispute with a contracting party. In addition, this course is valuable for anyone interested in learning how to avoid or resolve contractual issues. Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This course is worth 30 PDUs.

Target Competencies

  • Contract preparation
  • Handling claims
  • Change management
  • Technical terms and conditions
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Conflict management
  • Contract administration
  • Overview

    • Elements of a contract
    • Contract terms and conditions
    • Basic concepts in contract law:
      • Force majeure
      • Notices: the neglected clause
      • Breach of contract
      • Right to remedy
      • Indemnifications and liabilities
      • Contract termination
    • Why do claims occur: the red flags
    • Change requests
    • Definitions of claims and disputes 
    • Claim process
  • Change management

    • Why change management
    • Change order
    • Agreement on estimating process
    • Types of changes and variations
      • Directed changes
      • Constructive changes
      • Cardinal changes
    • Process of change management
    • Writing a variation order
  • Claims nature and types

    • Documentation of the event – notices
    • Procedure and presentation of contractor’s claims
    • Drafting a notice
    • Owner’s claims
      • Defective work
      • Warranty claims
      • FIDIC owner’s claims
    • Contractor’s claims
      • Changed conditions
      • Constructive changes
      • Delays and suspensions
      • Deficiencies in plans and specifications
      • Program extensions
    • FIDIC contractor’s claims
      • Delayed drawings or instructions
      • Right of access to the site
      • Unforeseeable physical conditions
      • Delays caused by authorities
    • Reaching a settlement
    • Drafting a claim
    • Claim evaluation
  • Resolving claims and disputes

    • Monetary damages
    • Disputes and settlement of disputes
    • Alternative dispute resolution:
      • Negotiation: common practices
      • Mediation: neutral third party
      • Arbitration: binding and non-binding
    • Resolution through legal means
  • Negotiation

    • Partnering with suppliers
    • Negotiation objectives
    • Communication and negotiation
    • Negotiating claims

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.


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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

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

(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

28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2021
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.

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