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The course covers in detail the process of estimation of a project, procedure related to tenders for their execution, contractual conditions applicable, contract administration for successful execution and dispute resolution.

The course also covers legal issues related to contracts including Contract Act, Arbitration and Conciliation Act.

Practical cases will be discussed at all stages of the course for the better comprehension.

Contents:

Project cost estimation, rate analysis, overhead charges, bidding models and bidding strategies. Owner's and contractor's estimate.

Pre-qualification of bidders and enlistment of contractors.

Tendering and contractual procedures, Indian Contract Act1872, Definition of Contract and its applicability, Types of contracts, International contracts, FIDIC, Conditions and specifications of contract.

Contract administration, Duties and responsibilities of parties Claims, compensation and disputes, Dispute resolution techniques, Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996, Arbitration case studies, Negotiation.

 

 

Sl. No.

Topic

No. of
Hours

1

Introduction of the course.

1

2

Project cost estimation (a) Approximate Estimate and administrative approval and expenditure sanction.

1

3

Project cost estimation (b) Detailed Estimate.

4

4

Rate analysis (a) standard methods as followed by government organizations for tendering purposes.

2

5

Rate analysis (b) as followed by contractor organizations for bidding Purposes.

2

6

Bidding models and bidding strategies.

1

7

Owner's and contractor's estimate.

1

8

Overhead charges - Internationally adopted formulae.

1

9

Enlistment of contractors.

1

10

Pre-qualification of bidders.

1

11

Definition of Contract Legal issues in contract - Indian contract Act.

4

12

Types of contracts.

2

13

Documents forming a contract.

1

14

Tendering and contractual procedures - Technical sanction, Notice inviting tender.

Multiple bids, Evaluation of bids, Pre-requisites in an agreement, various types of bonds, etc.

2

15

General conditions of Indian (domestic) contracts: Their background and administration.

6

16

General conditions of International contracts (FIDIC, etc.): How different from Indian (domestic) contracts.

3

17

Contract administration; Duties and responsibilities of parties; important site documents.

2

18

Interpretation of contract in case of inconsistency including case study.

3

19

Claims and disputes, Dispute resolution techniques.

1

20

Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996; Arbitration case study.

2

21

Negotiation.

1

Total

42

 

  1. Kharb, K.S. "A Guide to Quantity Surveyors, Engineers Architects and Builders(Vol I: Taking off quantities, Abstracting & Billing; Vol II: Analysis of Prices)" Sushila Publications.

  2. Keith Collier, "Construction Contracts" Reston Publishing Company, Inc, Reston,Verginia.

  3. Patil, B.S., "Building and Engineering Contracts" Mrs. S.B. Patil, Pune.

  4. John Murdoch & Will Hughes, Construction Contracts - Law and Management" Spon Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

  5. Gajerai, G.T., "Law relating to Building and Engineering Contracts in India" Butterworths.

  6. Govt of India, Central Public Works Department, "CPWD Works Manual 2003."

  7. Govt of India, Central Public Works Department, "Analysis of Rates for Delhi (Vol 1 & 2)." and "Delhi Schedule of Rates."

  8. Govt of India, Central Public Works Department, "CPWD 7/8: General Conditions of Contracts."

  9. Govt of India, Military Engineer Services, "IAFW 2249: General Conditions of Contracts."


  1. Arbitration Law Reporter, International Journal of Project Management, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.



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