Short Courses

Contracting and Procurement for the Water Sector

Understand, interpret and manage contract intricacies to deliver projects successfully in the water sector.
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Understand, interpret and manage contract intricacies to deliver projects successfully in the water sector.

Working in the Australian water sector requires engineers and related professionals to work with and mange contracts and understand the procurement process.

This course will cover the contract lifecycle from negotiation, set up and drafting of terms right through to how to effectively manage and use the contract to deliver project outcomes.

Utilising both Sean and Cyril’s exposure to the water industry, this course will also cover typical contracts and contract terms common to water infrastructure contracts and how they apply to achieving project, contract and client outcomes.

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2 x 3.5 hour sessions
Location & dates

3 March - 4 March


26 May - 27 May

Additional Information

This workshop will run during the following times:

9:00am - 12:30pm AEDT, October 2021 - March 2022

9:00am - 12:30pm AEST, from April 2022.

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Registration closes three business days before each workshop.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Face to Face
Learning outcomes
  • An understanding of the procurement lifecycle
  • Confidence in reading, applying and utilising contracts for project delivery
  • Basic skills in negotiation, dispute management
  • Introductory skills in managing and dealing with contract claims
  • Understanding common practices in contracting for the water industry
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course suits engineers and related professionals in the water sector with up to five years of work experience.
It's also valuable for people involved in drafting or delivering projects under a contract, including:

  • contract administrators
  • contract managers
  • finance officers
  • designers
  • principals.
Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Contract basics: how, when and why to contract
  • Procurement and tendering principles and legal considerations
  • Managing and allocating risk
  • Contract terms/contract language
  • Negotiating contract terms
  • Typical contracts in the water industry: AS2124/AS4000/AS4122
  • Managing contract claims
  • Managing contractor performance
  • The role of the superintendent
  • Managing contract disputes
Sean McCarthy
Dr Cyril Jankoff
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