• RCT • CF 6 Forms • Service Level Agreements • Maintenance Strategy & Resourcing
  • Framework Agreements • Facilities Management

A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event 

Date: 1st July 2021

Maintenance contracts and the complexities that go with them are growing in the world we now live in. If you are involved in maintenance contracts, this event will be an invaluable resource, you will have access to the country’s leading experts in the area, which gives you the opportunity to get your burning questions answered in relation to your specific requirements, contracts, and projects.

The Maintenance Contracts Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

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This event would be very relevant to those involved maintenance contracts both public and private sector or those in supporting roles. This includes government departments, local authorities, semi state agencies, consultants, contractors, procurement / purchasing managers, universities, as well legal experts and service providers to name just a few.

Full Day Programme 

Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
RCT & Maintenance Contracts

Emily Bourke, Senior Manager, PWC

  • What is Maintenance – What’s not?
  • What is RCT? Who is in scope to operate it? 
  • What services does it apply to? 
  • When might a maintenance contract fall in scope of RCT?
  • Difference between maintenance and repairs for RCT purposes 
  • eRCT Compliance – high level overview
PWC & CF 6 Forms

Public Works Contracts approach to maintenance contracts

Robert Rooney, Associate, A&L Goodbody

  • Choosing the appropriate form of contract:
    • The Term Maintenance and Refurbishment Contract
    • The Minor Works Form CF6 
    • The Investigation Contact
    • The PWC framework
  • PSDP and PSCS obligations in maintenance contracts
Maintenance Contracts – Legalities – Liability – Litigation

Sarah Reid, LLB, LLM, BL, Barrister-at-Law

  • Vicarious liability and limitation clauses in maintenance contracts.
  • The obligation to inspect outsourced works.
  • ADR as an alternative to litigation where disputes arise,
  • Health & Safety
Framework Agreements – Making them work for you.

Eoin Lonergan, FCIPS, Independent Procurement Expert   

  • Framework Agreements – their suitability and prevalence for Maintenance Contracts   
  • Framework Agreements v Contracts – distinctions from a commercial perspective  
  • “To bid or not to bid” – key considerations when tendering for a place on a Framework
  • “Always the bridesmaid” on the Framework but not winning work
  • Framework management – indicators of leading, and not so leading practice.    
Facilities Maintenance Outsourcing Models

Pat Gaughan – Advanced Workplace Solutions

  • Which maintenance models are best for your organisation?
  • The key role Asset registers play in delivering FM
  • Specifications – input, output, outcome why these matter
Outsourcing and Service Based contracts – Procurement – Tendering

Paul Davis, School Of Business, DCU

  • Contracts and Service Level Agreements
  • Procurement
  • Tendering & Types of Tendering


Maintenance & Compliance


Maintenance Strategy & Resourcing


Operations Management


Robert RooneyRobert Rooney

Associate, A&L Goodbody

Robert Rooney is an associate in the A&L Goodbody’s Projects & Infrastructure and Construction Group

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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.

Sarah Reid Sarah Reid

Barrister-At-Law, The Law Library

Sarah Reid LLB, LLM, BL is a practicing barrister specialising in personal injury and medical negligence.
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In recent years her area of specialisation has expanded to include the overlap between product liability laws, medical devices regulations and clinical negligence. In particular Sarah has focused her research on the defective PIP implants & DePuy recall of the ASR hip replacement system. Sarah is an associate legal expert with the Institute of Public Administration where she delivers specialised training in medical law, judicial review and courtroom skills to the public sector. She also lecturers Product liability law in Trinity College Dublin and is a guest lecturer in clinical negligence for the HSE & the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 2015 Sarah was appointed as legal counsel to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry.

Eoin LonerganEoin Lonergan

B.B.S.(Hons), MA, M.Sc, DipM, DipHE, FCIPS

Eoin is a recognised and accomplished procurement expert, author, trainer and board level advisor.
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His “blue chip” international consulting credentials, educational qualifications and deep expertise in public sector procurement were recognized when he was appointed as the 1st Sourcing Director at the Office of Government Procurement in 2013. He has worked as a consultant with Deloitte and PwC (London) and latterly EY (Dublin) heading up their procurement advisory practice in Ireland until 2019. Eoin is the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (Ireland) and is the author of three CIPS textbooks including “Commercial Negotiation” published in May 2019.

He has planned and delivered multiple regulated procurement competitions under all procedures and chaired many evaluation panels. He has trained many hundreds of buyers over the years and in Sept 2020 he chaired the CMG Annual Procurement & Tendering Conference. During his time at OGP he was responsible for establishing national frameworks worth hundreds of € Millions and he has since advised many interested parties on the technical elements of frameworks. He is one of only three CIPS Fellows in Ireland.

Emily BourkeEmily Bourke

Senior Manager, PWC

Emily’s role as Tax Manager in PwC’s People and Organisation Tax department involved advising on various complex income tax and social security projects, and supporting clients through payroll tax and income tax audits by Revenue.
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She also supported clients with Relevant Contracts Tax advice, from determining whether the tax is applicable to them, to reviewing contracts, RCT health checks, and preparing RCT voluntary disclosures in the context of Revenue audits.

From December 2016 she formed part of PwC’s dedicated PAYE Modernisation team, which was tasked with monitoring the developments of Revenue’s program for implementation of Real Time Reporting in Ireland and supporting PwC’s clients to prepare for the changes. As part of her role, she attended Revenue’s PAYE Modernisation Stakeholder group as PwC’s representative. She regularly provides training to PwC groups and external client groups and to professionals at industry CPD training on PAYE Modernisation and Real Time Reporting.

Pat Gaughan Pat Gaughan

Advanced Workplace Solutions

Pat Gaughan has over twenty years’ experience working at a senior level in Facilities Management both in Ireland and abroad.
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Most recently he has worked for CBRE as an Account Director in EMEA. Pat has also worked for a variety of blue-chip companies such as Aviva, Virgin Media, Bilfinger and the National Museum.
Pat is an experienced and qualified tutor and has previously delivered FM courses for IWFM.
Pat has an Honours degree in European Studies and Law from UL and is a Qualified Lead Auditor. He is currently Chairman of IWFM Ireland.

Dr. Paul Davis Dr. Paul Davis

Head of the Management Group (School) in Faculty of Business in DCU

Dr. Davis is Head of the Management Group (School) in Faculty of Business in DCU. He is Program Director for the MSc in E-Commerce having previously completed 8 years as Program Director of the MSc in Strategic Procurement and the MSc in International Management.
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He has completed lecturing assignments at UCSC, Italy, ESB, Germany, QMUL/BUPT, Beijing, China. He is currently Chair and director of the Global Standard for Purchasing and Supply Chain Education. He is a past council member and past president for the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management. He has previously been seconded to the Health Service Executive ICT Strategy Unit, advising on procurement strategy and market engagement.

He has been on the Procurement for Innovation working group and was responsible for the delivery of the research that led to the publication of the 10 Step Guide to Smarter Procurement. He served on the Advisory Board to the National Procurement Service at the OPW. Dr. Davis was lead PI in DCU for the Winning in Tendering Project The project has a budget of €3.7 million euro. The project was a strategic project aimed at transforming the public tendering experience of Small Indigenous Suppliers in the Ireland / Wales region.

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award



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