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Public Works Contracts

  • 6 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District Dublin 18 (map)

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Recently there have been some major amendments made to the Public Works Contracts, such as a revised position of Bill of Quantities, the revised specialist process, new tender award criteria and a revised dispute resolution process. These amendments will now be discussed in this MasterClass.

You will leave this course better informed, with a much greater understanding of the most significant aspects of Public Works Contracts, and how you should approach them. You will learn key points from the recent amendments to PWC’s, and you will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with our expert tutor regarding any matters you would like specific insight on. You will also take home your training course pack, so you can refer again during the year. This course also contains 6 structured CPD points to add to your yearly total.

Course Content

  • General Overview of PWC Contract

  • New changes PWC’s 2015  version – NEW

  • Revised position of Bill of Quantities – building contracts – NEW

  • Revised Specialist process – NEW

  • Revised dispute resolution process – NEW

  • Employer’s representative – instructions or directions –written and verbal

  • Programme management – who owns the float?

  • Programme versus Contract period for completion?!

  • 10.3 Notifications and time bars

  • Delay and claims for delay

  • Programme contingency – use and abuse

  • 10.5 Consequences of an Employer’s Representative’s determination

  • 10.6 Fair valuation and tender pricing strategy

  • 10.7 Delay costs – all encompassing?

  • 10.9 Employer’s claims

  • 11.5 The Final Statement – the finality of the contractor’s last application for payment

  • Summary – Q & A

Who Should Attend?

Relevant to contractors, sub-contractors, quantity surveyors, engineers, contracts managers, project managers, and anyone looking to gain a greater understanding of the four main clauses contained within Public Works Contracts, as well as those who wish to learn about the key recent amendments.


On completion, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 6 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the end of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This course costs €395. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, Nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

Earlier Event: December 7
Parts K & M – Building Regulations
Later Event: January 21
Public Works Contracts