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Contract Management Essentials

Contract Management Essentials


Face-to-face or virtual workshop


1 day

Navigate the Complexities of Public Sector Contracting with Confidence

Benefit from a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with managing contracts on behalf of government. This program will build your confidence in applying best practice contract management principles and practices.

You will develop the skills to manage key contract deliverables, and manage supplier relationships to best demonstrate value for money and adherence to probity. Recognise common issues in managing performance and develop the skill to resolve disputes.

Key Content

Foundational knowledge and skills across key aspects of contract management

Explore legal principles, manage disputes and undertake risk management

Work with colleagues to apply contract management tools and techniques

Understand how to assess and negotiate variation requests

Benefits of contract management frameworks and contract management plans

Course Format


1 day


Face-to-face training or virtual workshop

A mix of lecture-style presentations, group discussions, and interactive activities including hands-on exercises and simulations to apply concepts.

Key Outcomes

Understand contract management best practice across the public sector

Recognise stages of contract formation, performance management, closure and review

Develop a confident understanding of key terms and conditions in a contract

Evaluate, seek approval and administer contract variations, and options and extensions

Monitor and manage contract performance, constructively resolve disputes and disagreement

Improved confidence in navigating disputes and disagreements in contracts

Develop essential legal acumen to better understand and manage contracts

Increased knowledge and skill in establishing KPIs and managing performance

Recognise how to assess, evaluate and recommend or challenge variation requests

Benefits for you

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the contract management process and the tools and techniques required to implement it effectively.

Learn how to identify the most effective solutions to contract management challenges and achieve better outcomes for your organisation.

Identify and manage risks associated with contracts and ensure that contracts are managed effectively.

Enhance your professional skills and develop your careers in procurement and contract management.

Benefits for your organisation

Develop better contract management strategies and achieve better value for money.

Develop more efficient contract management processes, reducing the time and effort required to manage contracts.

Help individuals to make better decisions by providing them with tools and techniques.

Improved collaboration: Staff work more effectively with stakeholders, suppliers, and colleagues across the organisation.

Any Questions

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