Content in Modul 6: Contracts

In this module, various sample contracts and standards are presented that set different priorities. Modern model contracts in particular pursue the goal of achieving a balance between the parties and adhering to deadlines and budgets. Details on contracts abroad are also discussed. Passing the tests in this module is a prerequisite for the Principal Contract Manager degree.

The total duration of all lessons in this module is  ca. 2,6 hours.


Model & Framework Contracts

Model contracts and framework contracts are widespread. This lesson covers the key features to consider in this context.


The German VOB

The VOB contracts play a fundamental role in construction work in Germany. In this lesson I'll cover a few things to keep in mind.


FIDIC model contracts

FIDIC model contracts are widespread worldwide and are widely used in international plant construction. This lesson covers the specifics of these model contracts.


Orgalime contracts

ORGALIME contracts play an important role in European mechanical engineering in particular. In this lesson you will learn when ORGALIME contract models can be used and what special features exist.


New Engineering Contracts

Another family of contracts are the New Engineering Contracts. This lesson explains the typical area of ​​application and the main features of these sample contracts.


CPC 2013 / TCM 15: Model contracts for large & complex projects

Complex Project Contracts or Time and Cost Management Contracts represent an attempt to optimize the cooperation between all parties involved in such a way that cost overruns and construction delays are avoided. You will learn how to do this in this lesson.


Project Partnering Contracts

Partnering contracts are based on close cooperation between all those involved in the project. A core team works closely together in an open-book process from project development to completion.


ICC Model Subcontract

The international chamber of commerce, based in Paris, has developed different contract models. This lesson looks at the nature of these contract models and what to consider when using them.


None disclosure agreements

There are a variety of nondisclosure or confidentiality agreements with the aim of preventing such information from being passed on to third parties or to limit its use by the receiving party to contractual purposes. In addition, there are more and more cases in which an agreement contains obligations that go beyond the usual purpose. In addition to the necessary content, this lesson also explains critical elements that must be checked before signing.


Consortium Agreements

Companies of all sizes that want to work together on major international or national projects need solid and balanced conditions for such cooperation. Consortium agreements, which should be permanent, clear and fair, provide the basis for such cooperation.


Contracts with foreign elements

This lesson explains the special features of foreign contracts. The examination sequence is dealt with in the case of conflict of laws, legal fees in litigation abroad, interest on arrears in other contract law and the retention of title in foreign transactions. In addition, special liability issues in France and important contractual points in China are dealt with.


Strategies on critical clauses

Especially in connection with Anglo-American law, there are some formulations and constructions that should be carefully checked before signing the contract. This lesson discusses some clauses and contractual structures that require special attention.


Strategies with unfair contracts 

There are various strategies in connection with contracts, which are largely determined by the objectives of the parties. This lesson explains some of the most common strategies, their risks, and how to avoid them


Concepts to limit contractual liability

A company is fundamentally liable for all damage it causes. This lesson provides knowledge of basic methods for limiting liability in a contract.


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