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Contract Management and Procurement: An Introduction

Explore the fundamentals of contract management and learn about the contract management process in construction.

Contract Management and Procurement: An Introduction
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Build your understanding of contract management in construction

On this short course, you will have the chance to explore the contract management process in the context of construction. The course offers insight into contractual mechanisms and procedures at both pre-construction and construction stages.

During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of the formation of a contract in English law, explore the rights and obligations of parties, and get to know the role of the contract administrator and project manager in a construction contract.

What topics will you cover?

  • Formation of a contract in English law and the impact of terms and representations on the construction professional

  • Rights and obligations of parties and the role of the contract administrator and project manager in a construction contract

  • Procurement routes/strategies and standard forms of contract with reference to JCT 2016 and NEC3

  • Types of contract – lump sum, measurement, and cost reimbursement – JCT family, NEC family

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone keen to build their understanding of contract management and how to form contracts in English law.

Please note that the individuals listed below under the title ‘Who will you learn with?’ may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Associate Professor Quantity Surveying/Project Management
Course Director MSC Construction Project & Cost Management (CPCM) and MSC CM with BIM
Faculty of Engineering & Computing Coventry University

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry