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Dates and Times:

Day 1: Wednesday 6 November

Day 2: Thursday 7 November

9.30 – 4.30pm

About the Course:

The Capital Works Management Framework (“CWMF”) is a suite of standard form construction contracts, templates and guidance notes.  The strategic aims of the CWMF is to ensure greater cost certainty at contract award stage, to get better value for money at handover stage and to ensure more efficient end-user delivery.

This two day course will give an overview of the key documents within the CWMF.  It will also cover key construction, contract and procurement law issues that may arise when using the CWMF suite.

Day one will cover the following:

  • The principles of public procurement
  • An overview of the procurement process and the European Union (Award of Public Authority Contracts) Regulations 2016 (“the Regulations”)
  • The four pillars of the CWMF
  • An overview of the CWMF Instructions to Tenderers and Suitability Assessment Questionnaires
  • Update on construction adjudication in Ireland

Day two will cover the following:

  • Understanding construction procurement at a strategic level – the need to think differently
  • The key differences between the various public works contracts (including. risk transfer)
  • An overview of the public works contracts with a focus on PW-CF1
  • Assessing Contractor claims
  • An overview of the Standard Conditions of Engagement for Consultancy Services

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will gain an insight into:

  • The Regulations and the procurement process undertaken by contracting authorities
  • The four pillars of the Capital Works Management Framework
  • The planning stage of a procurement process
  • The documents used to procure contractors and consultants
  • The contracts used to govern the relationship between contracting authorities and contractors/consultants

Who Should Attend

Clients, Contractors, Subcontractors or Consultants interested or involved in the delivery of public sector construction procurement.


Attendees will receive a CPD Certificate to the Value of 10 CPD Points


Course Tutors:


James Golden, Director BEng LLB CEng FICE FIEI FCIArb FCInstCES MRICS has over 30 years’ experience working with major consultants and contractors throughout the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Middle East.  He has extremely strong practical and theoretical knowledge on all the standard forms of building contracts used in the UK and Ireland and has provided advice to central governments, local governments and contracting organisations on contractual and disputed issues.  He regularly represents parties in ADR forums, including adjudication, conciliation, mediation and arbitration. James is experienced in all aspects of dispute resolution and large-scale project management.  Always commercially minded, he has a reputation of grasping the key issues quickly and thoroughly and an ability to explain them to decision makers and clients alike.


Claire Graydon, Associate LLB (Hons), MSc 

Following law studies at the University of the West of England, University College Dublin and the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Claire began her legal career working for a boutique law firm in Dublin. Claire developed a keen interest in procurement during her masters and completed a dissertation on the social values in public procurement. Claire regularly provides advice on both contentious and non-contentious procurement issues and works on behalf on contracting authorities to draft, implement and manage entire procurement processes. This experience has included every stage from advising on strategy, market engagement, publishing notices, drafting PQQ and ITT documents (standard CWMF and bespoke), managing clarifications, marking tender submission and drafting Regulation 6 notices. Claire’s legal expertise coupled with her hands-on experience of procurement and construction law issues brings a practical and commercially focused approach to all matters she is involved in.


Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.