Recent Changes Examined:
- Notices of dissatisfaction arising under clause 13
- Sectoral employment order – recovering additional Payment
- Revised Bill of Quantities
- The revised specialist process
- New tender award criteria
- Revised dispute resolution process
A one-day conference
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Date: 7th February 2019
There have been major amendments to the Public Works Contracts, such as a revised position of the Bill of Quantities, the revised specialist process, new tender award criteria and a revised dispute resolution process. These changes are important to all working on Public Works contracts and this conference will examine recent changes in detail and important areas you need to note for future projects.
It’s important for all companies contending for government projects to understand the Public Works Contract. There are several clauses incorporated within these contracts that continuously bring about problems and disputes. The following clauses will be examined in detail (Clause 4: Management, Clause 9: Time & Completion, Clause 10: Claims & Adjustments, and Clause 11: Payment) to name just a few. Other topical areas to be discussed include; Notices of dissatisfaction arising under clause 13 / sectoral employment order – recovering additional payment etc.
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.
Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm
Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
Gerry O’Sullivan, Barrister, Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners
Notices of Dissatisfaction – Arising Under Clause 13:
Speaker: Anthony Hussey, Senior Partner, Hussey Fraser Solicitors
Reciprocal co-operation and purposeful meaning in Public Works Contracts
Framework agreements – How & Why
BIM & PWC – What to expect over the next few years?
Speaker: Eamonn Conlon, Partner, A&L Goodbody
Revised position of Bill of Quantities
Speaker: Mark Wearen, Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Civil Engineering Surveyor, Staveley & Partners
Coffee break and chance to network
Money and Delay Claims under the Public Works Contract
Speaker: John Lyden, Conciliator and Arbitrator
Revised specialist process
Speaker: Chris Wheeler, Partner, Construction and Energy, DWF Dublin
Q&A speaker panel session
Clauses 10.5 & 11.5 explored
Speaker: Hugh Cummins, Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors
Sectoral Employment Order – recovering additional payments
Speaker: Mary Liz Mahony, Senior Associate, Infrastructure, Construction & Utilities Group, Arthur Cox
Resolving disputes under the public works contracts – what’s new?
Speaker: Robert Rooney, Associate, A&L Goodbody
Building contractors experience working on PWC
There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service
Barrister, Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners
Gerry is a highly experienced expert in construction law, & has extensive experience having worked on large & high profile educational, healthcare, commercial, residential & infrastructural projects.Read more
Working with Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP) since 2000, he has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry, and is Chairperson of the Society of Chartered Surveyors’ Dispute Resolutions 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/adjudicators for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the CIF and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is a member of the Ministers Panel of Adjudicators, and is an accomplished author.
Senior Partner, Hussey Fraser Solicitors
Anthony Hussey is a partner in the firm of Hussey Fraser solicitors.Read more
He has acted as solicitor and advocate in some of the largest construction arbitrations held in the State. He has been involved in the drafting of a number of contracts including a version of the Public Works Contract for use in the private sector and the CIF Form of Domestic Sub-Contract for use with the Public Works Contract. He is Chairman of the Law Society ADR Committee and also sits on the Engineers Ireland equivalent committee. He is a chartered arbitrator, accredited mediator and an author.
Arbitrator, Member of the Minister’s Panel of Adjudicators appointed under the Construction Contracts Act
John is a Construction Contract Consultant, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Conciliator, Mediator and Chartered Quantity Surveyor.Read more
He is a member of:
Panel of Adjudicators appointed by the Minister under section 8 of the Construction Contracts Act 2013.
Engineer’s Ireland Arbitrators Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators
Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Panels of Adjudicators; Arbitrators/Experts; and Conciliators/Mediators
Construction Industry Federation National Contractual Dispute Services Panel.
Partner, A&L Goodbody
Eamonn Conlon is a partner in A&L Goodbody’s Projects & Infrastructure and Construction groups.Read more
He was commissioned by the Department of Finance to draft the Public Works Contracts in 2007. He has specialised in construction law in Ireland, the UK and the US for 30 years, and been involved in many of the largest and most complex projects undertaken in Ireland from procurement to contract negotiation and drafting to strategic mid-stream advice to dispute resolution. His clients include public authorities, private owners, sponsors, funders, contractors, and designers. He represents clients in arbitration and litigation of (typically high value) disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects and procurement, and in mediation, conciliation, adjudication and expert determination. He is a member of the Engineers Ireland panel of conciliators.
Associate, A&L Goodbody
Robert Rooney is an associate in the A&L Goodbody’s Projects & Infrastructure and Construction Group.Read more
Robert has ten years’ experience in making and assessing construction claims, during the contractual process, and as part of adjudication, conciliation and arbitration. Robert advises a wide range of clients across a variety of business and industry sectors including infrastructure, development, retail, pharmaceutical and food and beverage. Robert’s also advises on non-contentious construction issues and leads the legal input on significant construction projects.
Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors
Hugh Cummins is a partner in Philip Lee, one of Ireland’s leading commercial law firms.Read more
Hugh has considerable experience in a broad range of practice areas including projects and construction, energy & natural resources, Energy Performance Contracting, Local Energy Supply Contracts, procurement and alternative dispute resolution. Hugh advises clients on the drafting, settling and procuring of the required contractual documentation on a wide range of complex, large-scale mixed use projects in Ireland both in the public and private sectors. He is also heavily involved in the areas of energy performance contracts and local energy supply contracts and regularly advises clients on the procurement, negotiation, drafting and settlement of such contracts. Hugh has experience of advising a broad range of clients across both public and private sectors in industries such as construction, healthcare, facilities management, hospitality and project management to name but a few.
Mary Liz Mahony
Senior Associate, Infrastructure, Construction & Utilities Group, Arthur Cox
Mary Liz is a senior associate in the Infrastructure, Construction & Utilities Group at Arthur Cox acting on both contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering law matters in the public and private sectors.Read more
She advises contracting authorities, employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants and has experience advising across a range of sectors and a variety of standard form contracts (including PWC, NEC, JCT, FIDIC and RIAI). She has also advised in relation to both High Court and Commercial Court proceedings and has been involved in a number of successful multi-party mediations.
Partner, Construction and Energy, DWF Dublin
Chris is qualified as a solicitor in Ireland, in England & Wales and in Canada with 25 years’ experience primarily in construction law.Read more
Chris’ career has always been a combination of front end contract negotiation and back end dispute resolution. Chris has been involved in law suits or arbitrations in 15 countries. Chris’ most recent role has been as Senior Legal Counsel–UK & Ireland with AECOM, a global engineering firm of some 85,000 employees wiht operations in 141 countries. In his 6 years at AECOM, Chris had a stint as Chief Claims Counsel for EMEA. Prior to AECOM, Chris was a partner at Eversheds Sutherland in the Projects group for 5 years after nearly 6 years at McCann FitzGerald in its construction department. Chris has lectured extensively on construction and contract law including delivering some of the original training to local authorities on the Public Works Contracts when they were first rolled out into the market in 2006 and 2007.
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Booking Rate @ €430 + VAT.
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.
Tel: 01 293 4764