Public Works Contracts Key Amendments & Recent Updates


Public Works Contracts

Key Amendments & Recent Updates

Examine recent changes to PWC’s in depth and examine significant aspects of key clauses

13th November 2023





There have been some major amendments made to the Public Works Contracts, such as a revised position of Bill of Quantities, the revised specialist process, new tender award criteria and a revised dispute resolution process as well as the most recent publication of a Covid 19 Clause.

It is now mandatory for contracting authorities to use the amended forms of Public Works Contracts with a cited revision reference commencing with v2 on all works procurements that commenced from 9th January 2017. These amendments will be examined in this training day, as well as how they will affect future projects.

You will leave this training course better informed, with a much greater understanding of the most significant aspects of Public Works Contracts, and how you should approach them. You will learn key points from the recent amendments to 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, which you can refer to in future when needed.

Some previous feedback includes;

“Very informative and useful. Gerry very helpful and very informative” – Padraic Murray, Peter Costello and Partners

“Very informative” – Paul Hogan – Westmeath County Council





  • General Overview of PWC Contract
  • New changes PWC’s 2023
    • Revised position of Bill of Quantities – building contracts
    • Revised Specialist process
    • Revised dispute resolution process
  • Employer’s representative – instructions or directions –written and verbal
  • Programme management – who owns the float?
  • Programme versus Contract period for completion?!
  • 10.3 Notifications and time bars
  • Delay and claims for delay
  • Programme contingency – use and abuse
  • 10.5 Consequences of an Employer’s Representative’s determination
  • 10.6 Fair valuation and tender pricing strategy
  • 10.7 Delay costs – all encompassing?
  • 10.9 Employer’s claims
  • 11.5 The Final Statement – the finality of the contractor’s last application for payment
  • Summary – Q & A




This training 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, as well as those who wish to learn about recent amendments.




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: 13th November 2023
Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm

Where: – Via our online interactive stream



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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