Engaging and Managing Subcontractors

Module Ref: A9

Duration: 1 day

Aims

To familiarise commercial and construction personnel with the process of employing and managing domestic subcontractors.

Coverage

  • The decision to subcontract
  • Procuring subcontractors
  • Placing the subcontract
  • The subcontractor on site
  • Subcontractor payment
  • Default and dispute resolution
  • Completion and defects liability

Teaching Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, the delegates should be familiar with:

  • The procurement process
  • Contractual relationships
  • The structure of the subcontract
  • Subcontract terms and conditions

At the end of the workshop, the delegates should understand:

  • The need for tight control
  • The subcontract management process
  • Remedies for poor performance
  • The cause of disputes
  • The dispute resolution process

At the end of the workshop, the delegates should be able to:

  • Send out a subcontract enquiry
  • Receive and evaluate quotations/bids
  • Draft simple subcontract documentation (QS)
  • Conduct a pre-award meeting
  • Put the subcontractor to work
  • Value the subcontract works (QS)
  • Prepare subcontract payment details (QS)
  • Draft close out reports

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