ACM Advisory provides contract management expertise in training, analysis, diagnostic, arbitration, mediation, risk analysis, in particular in Europe and in Africa.

Training program examples for public works contract management in France

ENGINEER

1st day : engineering and construction contracts

  • Contracts
  • Contract management from tender period to final statement (focussing on variation orders and amendments)

2nd day : construction company’s claims

  • Claim’s items and calculation
  • Work shop on a real case (2 teams: 1 playing the Employer and the other the Engineer)

3rd day : engineer’s claims

  • Same program as the 2nd day adapted to engineer’s claims

 

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

1st day : contract with the Employer

  • Contracts
  • Contract management from tender period to final statement (preparation, schedule, correspondence, variation orders, amendments, completion date and final statement)

2nd day : JV and subcontractor

  • Ressources, JV’s contracts and subcontracts
  • Contract management from tender period to final statement

3rd day : claims

  • Claim’s items and calculation
  • Claim examples

Hydraulic works case example

HYDRAULIC WORKS

Contract :

  • Detailled drawing et construction for hydraulic works in North Africa (including excavation and tunnel works) – Contract value of 144 M€
  • Issues : variations of quantities, additionnal works, geotechnical unforseeable conditions, engineer design default and 16 months extension of time.

Scope of the work :

  • Review of contract and technical assistance in contract management during the works
  • Preparation of successive claims and discussion documents
  • Assistance in negotiations

EARTH DAM

Contract :

  • Earth dam construction in North Africa – contract value 71 M€
  • Issues : variations of quantities, additionnal works et 18 months extension of time.

Scope of the work :

  • Review of contract and technical assistance in contract management during the works
  • Preparation of successive claims and discussion documents
  • Assistance in negotiations

Design and build examples (yellow book FIDIC)

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Contract :

  • Design and build wastewater treatment plant in East european countries – contract’s values 78 M€ and 249 M€
  • Issues : unforseeable events causing delay and balanced with extra ressources

Scope of the work :

  • Review of contract and technical assistance in contract management during the works
  • Preparation of successive claims between construction companies and the Employers and also with one subcontractor

Private Public Project examples

WATER DESALINATION PLANTS

Contract :

  • Contruction and oparating (PPP) of 2 water desalination plants in North Africa – contracts value 107 M$ and 182 M$
  • Issues : on the 1st plant expatriate exclusion during 6 months for security reasons, on the 2nd, 17 months delay due to project site modifications and late right of access to the site

Scope of the work :

  • Review of contract and preparation of successive claims between construction companies and the Employers
  • Technical assistance in strategy

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