Mastering gCC 2015 contracts

18 - 22 October 2021

This is a 14 Hour Accredited Course split into Five 3 Hour Evening Sessions
(19:00 – 22:00 CAT)

R 3,999

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R 2,499

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ECSA CPD Points

14

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Intermediate

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14h

Course Duration

English

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Course Overview

The GCC 2015 contract as well as the new GCC Subcontract and provide an overview of the new Simplified Form of the GCC, describing how the Subcontract relates to the main contract and what the Simplified Form leaves out.

The GCC 2015 Contract, although frequently used in South Africa (especially for civil work) regrettably has numerous clauses that are problematic. These could cause the parties and the Employer’s Agent to make mistakes during the administration and management of the contract. Sometimes very costly ones! You’ll know what these problems are (and how to fix them) by attending this course.

SAICE®, the South African Institution of Civil Engineers, is the author of the CIDB, Construction Industries Development Board, approved GCC 2015 (General Condition of Contract for Civil Engineering Works 3rd Edition). The use of GCC forms of contract, published by SAICE, are still commonplace, especially for civil work (e.g. for the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts etc.). Whilst prepared in the original fashion (i.e. with the employer taking responsibility for the design of the works and the work being carried out on a re-measurable basis) these contracts are adaptable and the aforementioned contractual arrangement may vary. 

SAICE has indicated, recently, that this contract is going to be review and that another edition will be coming out, hopefully problem areas that have been picked up and noticed over many years of dealing with this contract (and with disputes that have arisen thereunder) will become a thing of the past but until then, it’s best that you know where your risks lie. Don’t make the same mistakes others have made.

Poor contract administration and management is the number one cause for disputes. It has, therefore, become essential for users of GCC contracts to gain a thorough understanding of its terms in order that they avoid making mistakes when administering the contract. This, even more so, in the time of COVID-19 which has resulted in many projects being delayed, thus triggering a multitude of claims. This course will not only enhance your understanding of the contract, in general, it will also be of much benefit to those who are considering submitting EOT and additional cost claims or to those who stand at the receiving end of claims.

  • Learn how the prepare the various contract documents that make up the contract
  • Understand the role and function of the Employer’s Representative
  • Understand the provisions relating to the giving of instructions, notices etc.
  • Get to grips with all the requirements relating to the preparation and revision do the program
  • Deal effectively with variations
  • Understand when claims may be brought and the procedures applicable to the notification and submission of claims
  • How to deal with defective work and understand the certification process leading up to the taking-over of the works
  • Understand the payment provisions as well as how to quantify the value of work executed using the Bill of Quantities or Schedule of Payments
  • Learn how to deal with and to notify disputes
  • Understand the grounds for and procedures applicable to the termination of the contract

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why should you attend the course

 Course Objectives

Providing learners with essential knowledge and practical tips on how to procure, administer and manage the GCC 2015 contract. Become more proficient in your role as the employer’s representative.

Benefits of attending the course:

Become a master at procuring, administering or managing GCC forms of contracts. Gain practical knowledge and know-how that will ensure that common mistakes are avoided.

completing this course will help you

  • Learn how the prepare the various contract documents that make up the contract
  • Understand the role and function of the Employer’s Representative
  • Understand the provisions relating to the giving of instructions, notices etc.
  • Get to grips with all the requirements relating to the preparation and revision do the program
  • Deal effectively with variations
  • Understand when claims may be brought and the procedures applicable to the notification and submission of claims
  • How to deal with defective work and understand the certification process leading up to the taking-over of the works
  • Understand the payment provisions as well as how to quantify the value of work executed using the Bill of Quantities or Schedule of Payments
  • Learn how to deal with and to notify disputes
  • Understand the grounds for and procedures applicable to the termination of the contract

what's included in this course

Who is this course for?

  • Construction project managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Principle agents
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Client representatives
  • Project planners
  • Office Administrators
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
  • Construction Industry Tradesmen and Professionals with an interest in how to better manage Construction and Engineering projects as per the PMBOK guide 6thEdition and its Construction Extension will benefit from attending this accredited training webinar.
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
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Course requirements

There are no requirements for the course

course Outline

Session 1 – Introduction to the GCC family of Contracts

    • The similarities and differences between the various GCC contracts (i.e. GCC Main Contract, Subcontract, Simplified Form and Short form of Contract) will be highlighted and demonstrated. Criteria to consider when selecting the appropriate contract type will be highlighted.

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Session 2 – Putting the contract together

    • The correct way in which to draft, prepare and/or to complete the various documents forming the contract will be discussed and demonstrated. The preparation and use of the program will also be highlighted.

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Session 3 – Role of the Employer’s Agent in administering the contract

    • An in-depth look will be taken of role and responsibilities of the Employer’s Agent, as well as the Employer’s Agent’s Representative including the making of determinations, issuing of certificates, issuing of instructions etc.

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Session 4 – Preparation and use of the Programme

    • The provisions of the contract relating to the preparation  and revision of the Contractor’s progamme will be discussed

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Session 5 – Payment provisions

    • The procedure to follow in order to submit applications for interim and final payments, the applicable payment procedures and payment terms will be discussed.

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Session 6 – Variations

    • The reason for and extent of variations that may be ordered will be discussed as well as the procedures to follow in order to deal with the time and cost implications of variations. The clauses applicable to the valuation of work that has been executed due to variations will be investigated.

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Session 7 – Contractor’s claims for a revision of the Due Completion Date and/or for the payment of additional Cost.

    • The procedures relating to notification and submission of claims for additional time and cost will be discussed. Attention will be given to reasons for the prevalence and high incidence of claims and how, possibly, to avoid disputes about claims from arising. The manner in which claims must be quantified and the use and value of contemporary and other records will be discussed. Issues relevant to claims (e.g. current delays, the Delay and Disruption Protocol, various Heads of claims etc) will be touched upon. The events giving the Contractor a right to claim, including delays attributable to the employer, excepted risks etc will be discussed in detail. 
    • Attention will be given to claims that may arise due to COVID-19, lockdown etc.
    • This session aims at providing learners with tips and guidance on how to prepare and to submit claims correctly, thereby reducing the risk of claims being rejected or dismissed.  How the Employer’s Agent must respond to, treat and assess claims submitted by contractors will also be discussed.

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Session 8 – Quality control

    • Provisions relating to quality control, defective workmanship, liability for errors in the design, tests, taking-over of the Works etc. will be discussed.

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Session 9 – Termination & Dispute resolution and claims

    • The grounds for termination as well as termination procedures will be discussed. The dispute resolution mechanisms and forums responsible for the hearing and resolution of disputes will also be covered during this session.

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

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  • 14 Hours of Live Online Training Via ZOOM
  • 2 ECSA CPD Points
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Course Materials & Handouts
  • PMI Certificate Holders can claim 14 PDU's from PMI
  • Slides of Course
  • Examination to Test your Knowledge gained (Marks displayed on Certificate)
  • 3 Month Access to Recordings of Live sessions for review purposes
  • Get 20% Discount on any upcoming course
  • Premium Delegates will gain access to one of our CPD Accredited Self Paced Courses of your choice (Worth R 1200) for Free

    Mastering Risk Management for Construction Professionals (Accredited ECSA - Worth 2 additional CPD Points)

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Meet the Instructor

Coenraad Snyman

Coenraad Snyman is a seasoned lawyer, international trainer, consultant and strategist in the areas of Contract Drafting, Management and Administration; Procurement; Building; Engineering; Construction; Oil & Gas; EPC, EPCIC and EPCM contracts (including both FIDIC [1999 and 2017 editions] and NEC3/4 forms of contract).

 

Mr. Snyman is a trusted advisor to many blue-chip clients including Anglo American, Anglo Platinum, Anglo Gold Ashanti, AUSENCO, HATCH, SNC-Lavalin Group INC, AECOM, FLUOR Corporation, Mea Aqua Africa (Pty) Ltd, ACTOM, Turner & Townsend, Proplan Consulting Engineers, Proxa, HKA, Hill International and various construction companies including Group 5 Structured Engineering and Stefanutti Stocks, ACSA, Transnet, ESKOM, UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MOID), the Government of the Maldives; the Sultanate of Brunei; the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of South Africa.

 

Currently Mr. Snyman is the owner and CEO of Coen Snyman International; Head of Training and Partner at Consultant’s House (based in Dubai, UAE). Previous positions included the Director and Head of Contract Services (Africa) at Turner & Townsend (Pty) Ltd; Senior Contract Specialist at Anglo Gold Ashanti and Head of Training at HKA (for Africa, the Middle East, KSA and Asia).

Mr. Snyman is an affiliate member of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), a member of the IACCM and an admitted attorney in the High Courts of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho.