Business and commercial

Commercial risk (V)

Develop solution-based engineering contracts which protect the interests of both parties.

16 hours

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Commercial risk (V)
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Develop solution-based engineering contracts which protect the interests of both parties.

Commercial Risk  is aimed at risk management through practical remedies, avoiding any hostilities between contracting parties and a breach of contract resulting in court involvement. It’s about collaboration between the contracting parties to achieve a win-win optimum outcome when risks materialise, and the best outcome is not always possible. It gives the non-breaching party a solution, not just monetary compensation, which is all a court can award, but it also preserves the reputation and demonstrates the professionalism of the breaching party. This ensures that going forward, there is respect between the parties and an on-going working relationship. 

This course also emphasises the importance of collaboration between internal stakeholders.  Contract writing is a team effort between commercial, legal and technical, project and engineering staff to ensure a signed contract is a lawful as well as a practical, working project document. 

Who should attend?

Engineers working towards professional registration and for non-engineers working in engineering organisations, who need to mitigate and manage risk, preserve relationships and reputation and achieve best outcomes.

How will I benefit?

  • See your role in a broader, more commercial context
  • Think more strategically when preparing bid submissions or evaluating tenders
  • Increased likelihood of successfully winning submitted bids and making the right supplier choice
  • Identify the benefits of time spent at the front end, pre-award, on drafting and negotiating a solid contract to reduce problems later on during the contract management stage
  • Appreciate the value of good preparation and groundwork, prior to submitting a bid and in advance of a negotiation 
  • Anticipate, identify and manage potential risks, both pre- and post-contract award
  • Make a greater contribution to the profitability of your projects and contracts
  • Develop your commercial awareness
Contributes 16 CPD hours

Key topics

  • The commercial environment
  • Basic principles of English contract law
  • Process of evaluating obligations, liability and risk in a contract
  • Express terms – Supplier’s liability
  • Express terms – Buyer’s liability
  • Other core express terms
  • Intellectual property

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C, D and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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    16 hours
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  • UK-Spec:
    C, D, E

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Available dates for Commercial risk (V)

16 hour course

15 Mar 2022 08:00 - 00:00 This course has 3 virtual sessions of between 4-6 hours each: 15, 16 & 17 March 2022 at 09:00-15:00 (16 March at 09:00-13:00) GMT (includes breaks)
10% discount available until 15 January

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