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A-Z of Contracts
All you need to know, from contract formation and order acceptance to understanding and managing contract terms.
- Any personnel involved with any aspect of specialist contracts, sub contracts or supply contracts, particularly sales, project management, senior managers and directors, project administrators and credit control who are involved with understanding, reviewing, negotiating or complying with the terms and conditions that govern a specialist contract.
Benefits of Attending
- Obtain a practical understanding of when and how contracts are formed
- Understand the key provisions of contracts, sub contracts and supply contracts
- Learn best practices to successfully monitor and control pre-contract paperwork
- Review and negotiate contracts with confidence
- Gain useful guidance for analysing non-standard / bespoke contract terms
- Grow your insight into specific clauses and terms to be aware of
- Identify the pitfalls that can influence the success or failure of a project
- Particular reference to specialist construction works
- Formation of Contract – the law and the theory
- The contractual tree – where do you sit
- Purchase order v sub contract v letter of intent Order Acceptance
- Examples and differences
- What do they mean
- What do they need
- What they may contain
- Order Acceptance
- Acceptance by action / agreement
- ‘Battle of the forms’
- Order acknowledgement
- Pre tender meetings, tender submissions
- Pre order meetings
- Authorisation levels / internal processes
- The major operational terms and conditions sections of standard forms of contract
- How non-standard or bespoke contract terms change an agreeable contract to one that unreasonably reallocates risk onto specialist contractors
- What can be done to re-balance or mitigate risks
- Analysing how contract terms and conditions are presented
- Reviewing standard versus non-standard terms; how they work and how they allocate risk - covering the following:
- Compliance with upstream contracts
- Instructions and variations – compliance and valuation
- Time and progress – delays, extensions of time
- Protection of work
- Practical completion
- Warranties, bonds , guarantees
- Exclusion clauses
- A typical contract checklist
- Good commercial practice for getting the project off on the right foot
“Thank you. This was a useful insight into how contracts are formed and how to avoid the terms and clauses that can cause problems for specialist contractors.”
“An excellent course that’s given me a greater understanding of contracts. Feel I’ll now be able to review and monitor their progress more closely, knowing their content is of mutual benefit.
When & Where
Redfern Contract Consultants Ltd
RCC was established in 2002 with the aim of providing commercial and contractual support and assistance to BMS and other Specialist Contracting companies.
As such, RCC’s training focuses very specifically on the commercial and contractual needs, problems and opportunities that specialist contracting companies encounter every day.
The programme consists of an integrated set of directly targeted and high quality, intensive full day training courses with the aim of providing clear and practical understanding using real-life, common industry sector reference material and experiences.
Our trainers and operational team have all worked in the specialist contracting sector of the construction industry so we are well aware of the risks and abuses specialists can be exposed to when contracting. We strive to provide quick effective solutions to address any problems and provide practical help and guidance for long term protection and profitability of your business.
Benefits of attending RCC Training:
Whilst all our courses can be attended individually, they are designed to run sequentially to give specialist sub-contractors the skills and support that will help and assist you to:
• Understand and agree a fair and reasonable contract
• Get paid what you are entitled to, in full and on time
• Recover additional monies for varied, disrupted or prolonged works
• Manage your projects more effectively
• Avoid and/ or resolve disputes
• Implement good commercial contract practices