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Bespoke forms of contract

The term ‘bespoke’ refers to something that is made for a particular purpose. A bespoke construction contract is a non-standard form of contract that’s drafted in order to suit a …

Standard forms of contract

The use of standard forms of contract is an essential part of construction project administration. The Standard Forms of Contract (SFoC) is a standardised agreement that provides a legal framework …

Continue learning with Coventry University

Thank you for joining us on this open course. We hope you’ve enjoyed it and feel inspired to learn more. This is the introductory course of the Contract Management Practice …

Review of the course

In this open course, we’ve introduced you to contract management and procurement in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. We hope you have enjoyed your learning experience. In the …

Carrying out of construction work

Now that you’ve explored the key parties involved in the construction contract, let’s have a look at how construction works are carried out. Different countries apply different frameworks for undertaking …

Contractor selection

Once the due date and time for submitting the tender elapses, all bids are reviewed in order to select and appoint the best contractor for the project. Details of each …

The tendering process

In construction, tendering is a process for getting a contractor and agreeing on a price. Tendering is the process by which the client or employer invites contractors to place a …

Welcome back

Last week, you looked at the principles of contract formation and explored how construction contracts differ from contracts in other sectors. This week, we’ll explore the different types of contract, …

Review of the week

In the first week of this course, you’ve been introduced to English contract law and looked at why contracts are key to the success of construction projects. You’ve examined the …

Construction management

Construction management is a procurement method whereby the client appoints a Construction Manager (CM), often a contractor or someone with sound project management skills, to manage and carry out of …

Management contracting

Management contracting is an approach whereby a management contractor (appointed by the client) undertakes and carries out the work through work contractors. These works contractors are therefore contractually accountable to …

Design and build

The design and build procurement route gives a single point of responsibility for delivering the entire project. The client appoints a contractor who’s responsible for the design, planning, organisation, control …

Traditional procurement

The traditional procurement route is the most common procurement approach used in the construction industry. It’s sometimes referred to as Design Bid Build. In the traditional procurement approach, the design …