CF6 Short Form


Public Works Contract

Understanding the Short Form of Contract


7th of December 2023

Streamed Live from CMG




The Short Form of Contract under the Public Works Contract Suite is one of the most used forms, generally utilised on projects of less than €1 million euro. This training course will provide an in-depth review of this contract with a view to gaining working level understanding of the contract form.

You will leave this training course better informed, with a much greater understanding of the most significant aspects of CF6, the Short Form of Public Works Contracts, and how you should approach them. You will learn key points around the PWC’s, and you will have the opportunity to engage in an informative Q&A with our tutor regarding any matters you would like specific insight on. You will also take home your training course notes, so you can refer again during the year.




  • Understanding the Public Works Management Framework
  • General Overview of PWC Contracts and where the CF6 form sits in the family.
  • The model forms, form of tender and schedules, guidance notes and the likes
  • The situation on the pricing document
  • Programme (Clause 2)
  • Delay and EOT (Clause 2.7)
  • The Works (Clause 3)
  • Price and Payment (Clause 4)
    • Interim Payment
    • Final Payment
  • Compensation Events – Definition & Notice Requirements
  • Communication between Parties
  • Pay and Conditions
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Termination
  • Programme contingency – use and abuse
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Summary – Q & A




Keith Kelliher, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Accredited Mediation with leading QS practice, Kelliher & Associates.


Keith is a highly experienced expert in construction law and has extensive experience in many aspects of construction contracts, having worked on large and high profile commercial, residential and infrastructural projects. He has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry and is a former Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland and a former council member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland. He currently sits on the Society of Chartered Surveyors Dispute Resolutions Standing Committee. He is currently on a number of panel’s of mediators/ adjudicators / conciliators/arbitrators in both Ireland and the UK and also regularly advocates for parties in dispute. Keith is also an experienced trainer and leads courses in Ireland and abroad in the area’s of ADR and construction payment processes.



This training course is relevant to contractors, sub-contractors, quantity surveyors, engineers, contracts managers, project managers, and anyone looking to gain a greater understanding of the Public Works Contracts.




On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.




Date:     7th of December 2023
Times:  9.30am to 3.30pm

Venue: Streamed Live from CMG Studios            




An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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