Public Sector Contract Management Course


This program improves participants’ contract management capabilities, leading to improved contractual outcomes for the agency and reduced costs through effective contract management. It focuses on the key skills necessary to ensure that contracts achieve successful outcomes. Participants learn about and apply all key aspects of contemporary contract management, including legal issues, contract management planning, managing disputes and risk management.


5 Days


  • Public sector Contract Management Officials  including CEO’s in the State Enterprise  Sector
  • Procurement personnel in the Public Sector
  • HSE Personnel and QA/QC Personnel
  • Contractors and Consultants to the Public Sector
  • Managers ,  Engineers, Superintendents and Supervisors in the Public Sector
  • Permanent Secretaries and Department Heads in the Public Sector  with oversight for Contracting


At the end of this IRES training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Develop a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the requirements for successful contract management.
  • Identify the risk in certain contracts and take proactive to mitigate those risks
  • Employ the language and key terms and concepts in Contract Management.
  • Apply best practices tools, techniques and methodologies in their respective work environments.
  • Gain deeper knowledge of key principles of project management and contract obligations under the Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC) during the construction stage of a project.


Module 1: Project Overview and Review

  • Overview of a project’s development stages
  • Key elements of a Project Execution Plan
  • Review and update of the Project Execution Plan
  • Project organization for construction – Roles and communications

Module 2: Construction Contract (PSSCOC)

  • Main construction contract – Form, scope and provisions
  • Main contract structure – Works scope, sub-contracts and direct contracts
  • Contract communication management – Communication and documentation

Module 3: Time and Risk Management

  • Construction programme
  • Critical activities and significant events
  • Risk elements and management
  • Works performance and progress

Module 4: Contract Administration

  • Contract parties and role framework
  • Key elements and challenges
  • Works quality management

Module 5: Cost and Payment Management

  • Management of changes
  • Management of costs
  • Progress payments
  • Finalization of accounts and final payment

Module 6: Completion, Handover and Project Closeout

  • Commissioning and Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP)
  • Handover management
  • Defects management
  • Lessons learnt and celebration
  • Project closure

Module 7: Emphasy on public procurement & disposal act 2015

Enroll for this Course

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


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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.