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Date/Location: Sydney September 1, Level 65, MLC Centre 19 Martin Place Sydney


This one-day intensive delivers essential contract management strategies and risk minimisation techniques for private sector managers as well as officers of government departments and agencies.

During the day you will look at a range of issues which arise in contract management, be guided through detailed case studies and be taken step-by-step through effective resolution strategies by way of up to 10 workshops and exercises.

With this knowledge, you can ensure that contracts are managed properly from the outset and remain ahead of potential problems before they arise.  

You will be provided with the tools to safeguard deliverables and keep them on track at all times. In addition you will learn to ensure that issues such as delays and other intervening factors which invariably crop up don’t compromise overall contract objectives and key outcomes.

The course begins with a general introduction to contract management which, among other things, will look at the different types of contracts and examine the particular characteristics of performance based contracts and what sets them apart. The course will then cover the following specific contract management topics:

    • Early Contract Deliverables

    • Contract Management Manual

    • Risk Assessment / Analysis

    • Contract Payments

    • Governance / Roles / Responsibilities

    • Contract Claims, specifically claims for variations, extensions of time (EOT’s), delays and defects.


This course is available in house please contact us for pricing -

Practising for in both the private and public sector, Scott Alden works on large strategic projects and infrastructure projects, and advises clients in relation to commercial contracts, procurement and probity.

Scott has specific expertise in government and commercial law, infrastructure projects, general contractual and legislative advice and the tendering process and commercial contracts of all kinds and sizes and for all industries.

Scott is a Partner at Holding Redlich. He has experience in major developments such as government capital and services procurement and infrastructure contracts and performance.

Scott is also highly regarded in the areas of government, water, defence, public transport infrastructure (buses, trains and ferries), IT requirements, tertiary institutions (universities) and ports.

Scott is a member of the Law Council Building and Construction (Infrastructure) Committee, a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne (Masters of Construction Law Program), past chair of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of NSW, as well as a past Councillor of the NSW Law Society and current executive member of the Commonwealth Law Association.

1. Introduction to Contract Management
  • Definition of Contract Management

  • Effective upstream and downstream management of the contract award

  • Why contract management is necessary

  • What makes for successful contract management

2. Performance Based Contracts - Explained and Explored.
  • What is a Performance Based Contract?

  • Characteristics of a Performance Based Contract

  • KPI’s in Performance Based Contracts

  • Data collection on performance indicators

  • Legal position of KPI’s in Performance Based Contracts

  • Case study

3. Getting it Right Early, Specific Contract Management Issues
  • Contract Management Prerequisites

  • Contract Management Manual

  • Risk / Risk Analysis / Risk Assessment

  • Payments

4. Contract Governance-The Personalities and the Roles
  • Who is responsible for contract management

  • Relationships & Stakeholders

  • Managing the Procurement

  • Key roles: Superintendents, Representatives, Project Managers

  • Supplier Performance Review Meeting

  • Case study

5. Claims Management
  • Managing claims generally and types of claims

  • Contract Variations

  • Extensions of time (EOT’s)

  • Delay Costs

  • Defective Material or Work

6. Tips for Better Contract Management
  • Contract Review

  • Ending the contract: termination & disputes

  • Avoiding common errors and lessons for managers

  • Case Study

7. General Q&A Session