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Upkeep provides training courses on building repairs, building maintenance and building improvement. Find out more by talking to us or downloading our brochure.

Working with contracts and contractors training course

Course duration:
1 day
 
Delivery method:
Classroom
 
Price:
£220 + VAT
 
Call 0844 874 7494 to enquire or book, email info@upkeep.org.uk or download a booking form.
 
Group bookings available - call to discuss
 

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Working with contracts and contractors training course overview

To ensure the smooth operation of any organisation, it is essential that contractor relationships are managed and monitored in the right way and that the contracts are properly administered. Poor planning and management will increase costs and cause delays and/or disruption of services, as well as increase the likelihood of accidents or ill health.

Work undertaken by contractors is one of the riskiest areas for the client, who is likely to be able to exert less control over their work than that of their own employees. Our course addresses the key issues, including how to select and appoint contractors, set and monitor performance targets and ensure that work is conducted safely.

Our course teaches how best to manage contractor performance, cooperate and communicate effectively with contractors and deal with performance issues, whilst maintaining a managerial position with sufficient authority and competence.

Candidates also learn the basics of contract monitoring and the requirements that a contract places on the contractor, as well as performance measures.

Our course is designed to give you a good understanding of common contracts and introduce the principles of contract administration and monitoring contractors. Appointing the best contractors for the job and setting performance targets will help to make sure work is conducted safely and you do not face unnecessary accidents, costs and legal action.

What the course covers

The context of works contracts

  • Understanding your housing stock
  • Approaches to procurement
  • Partnering; disadvantages and benefits
  • Contracts
  • What is a contract?
  • Different types (JCT/TPC)
  • Form of contract
  • Term contracts
  • Contract Documents
  • Contract works

Contract Terms

  • What to look out for
  • JCT suite – current considerations

People Involved

  • Role of contract administrator

Key points to consider in contracts

  • The importance of good specifications

Contract management

  • Common problems
  • Contract Law
  • Breach of contract
  • Claim evaluation
  • Problem resolution
  • Quality management
  • Financial controls
  • Programme management
  • Performance monitoring
  • Performance indicators/KPIs
  • Site inspections
  • Resident involvement
  • Feedback
  • Administration/records
  • Communication
  • Completion

Who should attend

Working with contracts and contractors training course is for candidates who work with contractors and who need a better idea of how to manage contractor relations and for Contracts Managers.

Available dates

  • 19 Nov 2015

Why Upkeep?

Upkeep’s courses involve so much more than straightforward classroom teaching.

Our interactive training programmes use real items on display at our London headquarters – an extensive collection of models and practical examples that aid learning. Time and again, candidates say use of the display helps aid their understanding of what makes a building work and how its systems operate.

If you can’t make it to our offices, we can come to you with a bespoke training package tailored to meet your needs and those of your organisation.

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Course duration:
1 day
 
Delivery method:
Classroom
 
Price:
£220 + VAT
 
Call 0844 874 7494 to enquire or book, email info@upkeep.org.uk or download a booking form.
Group bookings available - call to discuss