Contract Management Course in Qatar based on FIDIC Conditions


An introduction to contract management course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of the key concepts, principles, and processes involved in contract management. This course aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage contracts throughout their lifecycle. The FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction (also known as the “Red Book”) is a widely recognized and commonly used standard form contract in the construction industry. It provides a framework for the rights and obligations of the parties involved in a construction project, including the employer (client), the contractor, and the engineer.


It’s important to note that the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction can be customized by including Particular Conditions that address project-specific requirements and considerations. The contract is intended to provide a balanced framework for the parties involved in a construction project and is often used as a starting point for negotiations and agreements. It’s recommended that parties seek legal advice and have a thorough understanding of the specific conditions and provisions in their contract before entering into any construction project.

Course Curriculum

25 hours to be carried out over 5 days (5 hrs presentation per each day) including presentation, workshop, valuable supporting documents, soft & hard templates for conditions of contract for building & engineering works, conditions of contract for EPC/Turnkey projects, guidance for the preparation of particular conditions.


Course Content Outline


Introduction to FIDIC Documents (Construction Contract/Plan Contract).

  • Background and reasons for change
  • Examination of format and content of General Conditions
  • Examination of Guide to Particular Conditions


Annex to documents, Selection of appropriate Contract, Responsibilities of Main Parties.

  • General issues
  • Responsibilities of the Employer
  • The Engineer
  • The Contractor
  • Nominated Sub-Contractor


Management of Projects – Key Areas, Workmanship, and Time

  • Staff and Labour
  • Plant, Materials, and Workmanship
  • Commencement & Delays


Suspension: Tests and Defects liability


Financial Clauses and Procedures

  • Measurement and Evaluation,
  • Variation and Adjustment
  • Contract Price and Payment
  • Guarantees, Bonds
  • Insurances


Risks, Force Majeure & Termination

  •     Termination by Employer
  •      Suspension & Termination by Contractor
  •      Risks and Responsibilities
  •      Force Majeure


The Management of Claims

  • Claims: Causes and Risks
  • Inherent project risks
  • Allocation of risks under FIDIC contracts
  • Analysis of Contractual risks
  • Claims Procedures
  • Clauses required notice by the Contractor
  • Employer’s Claims
  • Delegation by the Engineer
  • Engineer’s determination
  • Contractor’s Claims
  • Notification of Claims
  • Contemporary records
  • Preparation of Claims
  • Engineer’s assessment and Principles of Claim
  • Engineers Valuation
  • Engineer’s determination
  • Case Study on Claims Procedures
  • Actions by the Contractor
  • Actions by the Employer


Principles Governing the DAB (Dispute Adjudication Board).

  • Actions by the Engineer The Resolution of Disputes
  • Referral to the DAB
  • Presentation of evidence to the DAB
  • The DAB’s decision
  • Working on the DAB
  • The FIDIC alternative procedure
  • Arguments for and against the alternative procedure
  • Post DAB/Engineer’s Decision
  • Implementation and Enforcement
  • Amicable Settlement
  • Arbitration
  • Case Study of Dispute Resolution by DAB
  • Presentation by Contractor
  • Employer Response


Course Objectives:

  1. Be the recognized international authority on issues relating to consulting engineering best practices.
  2. Actively promote high standards of ethics and integrity among all stakeholders involved in the development of infrastructure worldwide.
  3. Maintain and enhance FIDIC’s representation of the consulting engineering industry worldwide.
  4. Enhance the image of consulting engineering.
  5. Promote and assist the worldwide development of viable consulting engineering industries.
  6. Promote and enhance the leading position of FIDIC’s Forms of Contract.
  7. Improve and develop FIDIC’s training and publishing activities.
  8. To promote and encourage the development of Young Professionals in the Consulting Engineering Industry

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