Public Works Contracts

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Public Works Contracts

Key Amendments & Recent Developments

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

  13th December 2021



There have been some major amendments made to the Public Works Contracts recently, such as a revised position of Bill of Quantities, the revised specialist process, new tender award criteria and a revised dispute resolution process.

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 pack, so you can refer again during the year.


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





What you will learn;


General Overview of PWC Contract
New changes PWC’s 2017 version

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




Gerry O’Sullivan, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Barrister-at-Law and legal consultant with leading QS and Project Management practice, Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP)


Gerry 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 educational, healthcare, commercial, residential and infrastructural projects. Working with MMP since 1989, he has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry and is Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors’ Dispute Resolutions Committee. Gerry is the current chairman of the Construction Liaison Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Dispute Resolutions Standing Committee. He is currently on the panel of conciliators/arbitrators for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the CIF and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is an accomplished author.



This conference 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 CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance in Public Works Contracts. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full Public Works Contracts course pack to refer back to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.




Date:      13th December 2021   
Times:    9.30am to 3.30pm
Attendance Options:     

VIRTUALLY – Via our online interactive stream                                                                  



An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €525. 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, Public Works Contracts training pack and Certificate of Attendance.




ONLINE – Please Click Here to secure your place directly on our website

EMAIL - Please Click Here to book your seat via e-mail

PHONE – Contact the CMG Training Team 01-2933650 to secure your place