In-house Contract Management Training Course

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

“Contract Management requires the attention of a range of knowledge and skills to ensure contractors and suppliers deliver their obligations under a contract. The role of Con­tract Management is undertaken by a range of staff including Purchasing , Heads of Service and external provid­ers and administrative staff”

The Risks

The risks attached to non-delivery of contractual obligations currently in­clude:

  • Supplier’s subcontracting
  • The financial failure of suppli­ers
  • Inadequate provision of trained resources
  • Lack of adequate contract re­views
We offer in-house training programmes at an introductory and advanced level. These are suitable for 12 participants. We agree the scope of training with our client, having recently provided a 3 day course for a utility organisation and agreed 1 day events with a Count Council.
Brian Farrington Ltd delivers in-house training with lasting effect
  • In a recent audit it was found that of a sample:
  •  30% of contracts examined had irregularities
  •  15% of contracts had the basis of payment breached
  • There was a risk of employer/employee relationships developing with the contractors
  •  No progress reports were requested on a high value contract
  •  A 7% mark-up on administration costs was applied to all costs leading to a significant overpayment
  •  Performance bond required at contract award never put in place

Our Courses are designed with practicality in mind. When the delegates return to their workplace they will be able to apply the knowledge gained. We use real life examples to illustrate  the learning points. Our operational experience of contract management through consulting and research provides a background that offers clients an immediate payback on the training investment.

If you wish to learn more about how Brian Farrington Ltd can help you please call me,  Ray Gambell on 01744 20698 or email me at [email protected].

The subject matter of an in-house Contract Management Course would typically include


  • Knowledge and skills requirements


  • Understanding key contract clauses


  • Conducting effective contract review meetings


  • Maintaining vigilance over supplier’s performance


  • Risk profiling


  • Contract payment regimes


  • Contract change management


  • Relationship Management


….Unless of course you want something different


Call me, Ray Gambell on 01744 20698  for more information or email me at [email protected]


Brian Farrington Ltd

Rainford Hall


St Helens

WA11 7RP