For whom

  • Contract Managers
  • Project managers / Project Directors
  • Supply Chain / Procurement professionals
  • Contract Professionals
  • Commercial & Sales Professionals
  • The commercial and operational management

Issue at stake

  • Acquire the fundamentals of FIDIC contracts.
  • Obtain a real knowledge of standard contracts thanks to this training course.


  • This training does not require any specific prerequisites.
  • Nevertheless, some project management experience (national or international) or procurement experience will facilitate learning.


The following objectives will be achieved when completing this training:

  • Mastering FIDIC contracts
  • Become familiar with contract management of FIDIC contracts.
  • Understand the inherent risks of contractual clauses.
  • Learn how to mitigate contractual risks.
  • Structure the elements and actions (information, steps, actions, etc.) for a good contract management.
  • Adopt the right contractual reflexes at all stages of the life of the contract.

The strong points

  • Competence: AfiTaC’s trainers are experienced directors of major international groups (Alstom, General Electric, Besix), having managed dozens of major contracts (3 to 300 MEuro per contract).
  • Flexibility: ability to adapt along the way according to the needs of the participants; providing answers to questions beyond the material presented.
  • Applicability: practical advice for day-to-day contract management.


This program is typically 1 to 3 days and will be adjusted according to the identified needs:


  • Analysis of the business environment of the trainees (e.g. by telephone meetings) to adapt the topics according to their needs.
  • Implementation of reflective phases: (anonymous) self-diagnosis to allow participants to determine their level of competence before and after the training and identify areas for improvement.

Examples of topics and slides

Training example 1 Mastering FIDIC/NEC
  • The identification of the main contractual principles and their treatment in FIDIC contracts;
  • Understanding which type of FIDIC contract is appropriate in which circumstances;
  • Comparing the contractual philosophies of FIDIC Rainbow suite and NEC ECC;
  • Knowing how to apply the main Contract Management processes (claims, payment procedures, etc.) according to FIDIC.
Training example 2 Mastering FIDIC/NEC


Options that may be included according to the identified needs (and if consistent with the duration of the course):

  1. Contract Risk Scoring – method for assessing contractual risks
  2. Contract Negotiation – Negotiation according to the Principles of Harvard


Actual contract management cases relevant to the business environment of the participants.  

Assessment of learning outcomes.

Work situations: forum for exchange, on a web-based platform, on the subjects acquired during the training during the month following the training.


We will ensure that appropriate conditions are available for participants with a handicap (premises, adaptation of the presentation materials etc.).

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