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FIDIC Contracts and Agreements - A Practical Approach

FIDIC Contracts and Agreements


This 2-day workshop provides comprehensive insight into the contracts in the FIDIC family. Delegates gain insight into their rights and duties under these contracts, as well as an understanding of how these rights and duties operate in practice. The two day workshop provides greater breadth and depth of understanding with more tools for practical application than the one day workshops.
The general objectives of this workshop are to give delegates: » An understanding of what the FIDIC contracts are and how they fit in the Southern African contracting environment; » An overview of all the contracts in the FIDIC family; » An understanding of the structure, overall approach to risk and language used in the FIDIC contracts.

·         The content of the workshop will be based on recent developments in the industry and in the development of contracts in general and the FIDIC contracts in particular;

·         An in-depth analysis of the contracts and their practical implications

·         Practical, case study based: The course is based on recent experiences with the old and new FIDIC contracts

Course Outline

1. Pre-award issues including

·         Choosing the correct FIDIC contract for the project: type of project, design responsibility, basis of payment

·         Pre-qualification of tenderers under the FIDIC contracts

·         Preparing the tender documentation including instructions to tenderers

·         Effective management of the tendering process


2. After award and before work commences

·         Risk and liability under the FIDIC contracts

·         Insurance issues

·         Guarantees and security

·         Design issues


3. During progress of works

·         Extensions of time

·         Claims for variations

·         Value engineering

·         Instructions and variations

·         Payment provisions

·         Information required by tenderers under the different FIDIC contracts


4. Taking over and completion

·         Defects liability

·         Procedures for taking over of the works under FIDIC contracts

·         Dispute resolution

5. The role of the engineer under the various FIDIC contracts including:

·         Engineer’s liability for design

·         Engineer’s liability for workmanship

·         Supervision and certification by the engineer.

Learning Outcomes

• Taking-Over and Completion under the FIDIC contracts; • The Dispute Adjudication Board; • The FIDIC approach to subcontractors; • Value engineering.



Who should attend?

The course will benefit all built environment practitioners [engineers, quantity surveyors, lawyers, project managers etc]. Funding agents, such as Development Banks will also benefit enormously from the workshop

Employers, Engineers, Contractors or Sub Contractors

Dates and Times:
  • Mon 6 May 2019  08:30 to 16:30
  • Tue 7 May 2019  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Course
Venue: CESA Training Centre, Paulshof, Johannesburg , Paulshof
Fee: R 6 964.74 excl. VAT
CESA Validation Num: CESA-1054-06/2020
CPD Points: 2
Coordinator: Blessings Banda