Contract Management and Administration (Based on FIDIC Standard) Course

This course is designed to provide practical guidance to those involved in the management or administration of projects where use of FIDIC forms of contracts is required. The course covers management disciplines and procedures in the “Pre-Contract” phase of the project including the FIDIC Client Consultant Service Agreement and selection of the appropriate FIDIC form of contract. It also covers the “Post Contract” award phase, including all contract management disciplines and claim management issues.

This practical course explains and illustrates the use of the FIDIC conditions of contract for construction (the “Construction Contract”) and the FIDIC conditions of contract for plant and design-build (the “Design-Build Contract”).


5 Days


This course provides the necessary knowledge for professionals from government entities, private sector employers, consulting engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, architects, legal advisers, funding agencies, insurers, and all professionals involved with FIDIC contracts.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the correct FIDIC form of contract that is best suited for each project
  • Implement FIDIC’s principles, mechanisms, and best practices for contract and project management
  • Demonstrate the responsibilities, obligations, and entitlements of the employer and the contractor
  • List the engineer’s different roles, duties, and responsibilities in relation to FIDIC contracts
  • Apply the correct payments, claims, and dispute resolution mechanisms as envisaged by the FIDIC contracts

Module 1: FIDIC Contracts

  • Introduction to FIDIC
  • FIDIC and Legal Systems
  • Preparation of Conditions of Contract
  • Which form to use?
  • Responsibilities of the Main Parties
  • Overview of the 1999 Contracts

Module 2: Managing FIDIC Contracts

Contract documents

  • Award and Tender Security
  • Documents
  • Conditions of Contract
  • Definition of the Engineer


  • Appoint of the Engineer
  • Contractor’s Representative
  • Works programme and cash flow
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Compliance with Local Law
  • Contractor’s reports

Module 3: Managing FIDIC Contracts

  • Financial Control
  • Bill of Quantities and Unit Prices
  • Provisions Sums
  • Variations & Variation Orders
  • Valuation of Variations
  • Measurement of Works
  • Interim Payment & Certificates
  • Monitoring and reporting Work progress

Module 4: Claims, Disputes, and Arbitration

  • Claims and Claims Management
  • Contractors and Employers Claims
  • Limitation of Liabilities
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Adjudication Board

Module 5: Ongoing Supervision of FIDIC Contracts

  • Engineer’s Instructions
  • Regular Progress Meetings
  • Works Inspection, Testing, and Acceptance
  • Contractor’s slow progress
  • Work suspensions
  • Delays, Extension of Time for Completion
  • Liquidated Damages and Bonus
  • Taking over the Works
  • Taking-Over certificate
  • Inspection at Completion and the Snagging List
  • Contractor’s Statement at Completion
  • Interim Payment at Completion
  • Defects Liability Period
  • Final Acceptance of Works
  • Clearance of site and Final Payment
  • Contract Termination from default, force majeure, and convenience

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


Enroll for a Face-to-Face (In-Person) Class

We use the highest quality learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible.

Register Here

Enroll for a Virtual (Zoom) Class

Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

Register Here

Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

Register Here

Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Engineer Kenya Urban Roads Authority Kenya
2 Water and Sanitation Engineer Norken International Limited Kenya
3 SSCMO Capital Markets Authority Kenya
4 Engineer Kenya Urban Roads Authority Kenya
5 CIVIL ENGINEER Department of housing and urban development Kenya