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Understanding and Applying the Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC)

Event code: 80083

The PSSCOC standard contract forms are widely used for conventionally procured and design-build projects in the public sector. For proper and efficient administration of contracts for public sector construction projects, it is essential to be familiar with the PSSCOC contractual provisions and have a firm grasp of what they entail. Understanding the administrative procedures under the PSSCOC will ensure timelines are adhered to and potential disputes managed and even avoided.

The course will provide participants with an overview of key essentials in project delivery and common procurement approaches using the PSSCOC, and enable participants to:
• Gain understanding of the administrative procedures under the PSSCOC
• Interpret the PSSCOC contractual provisions and appreciate their implications
• Identify key practice issues typically encountered in the contract administration of construction projects; and
• Appreciate how the PSSCOC can play a role in the alignment of interests and collaboration with other stakeholders.

• Overview of latest version of PSSCOC
• Superintending Officer and Superintending Officer’s Representative
- Role and  Contractual Duties
• Instructions, Certificates and Notices
• Contract documents and Contractor’s obligations
• Site Possession, Commencement and Substantial Completion
• Extension of Time, Difficulties with Time and Liquidated Damages
• Unforeseeable Adverse Physical Conditions
• Termination and Post Termination Effects
• Defects and Defect Liability
• Progress Payments, Variation Claims and Final Account Protocol
• Claims for Loss and Expense
• Insurance Provisions
• Fluctuation Clause and Methodology
• Dispute Avoidance and Resolution
• Collaborative Contracting and the PSSCOC

MR TAN JOO SENG, Founding Director, Tyto LLC, LLB (Hons) NUS, FSIArb, Senior Accredited Adjudicator with SMC, Panel Arbitrator with SIAC JS Tan has thirty years of experience in construction law, contract advisory work, standard forms of contract, project management issues, claims, dispute resolution and all aspects of contract administration in construction projects. Apart from being a counsel for clients, he also sits as an arbitrator and adjudicator to determine disputes in construction contracts. JS Tan has been a speaker at numerous seminars on construction law topics and is also a contributor in two construction law texts – “Law and Practice of Construction Contracts in Singapore (5th Ed)” and “The Singapore Developers Design and Build Contract, Commentary on the REDAS Design and Build Conditions of Contract (3rd Ed)”.

• Developers
• Architects
• Engineers
• Quantity Surveyors
• Builders and Contractors
• Project Directors and Managers
• Contract Managers and Administrators
• Personnel involved in administering construction contracts
• Industry professionals working in local public sector projects

Frequency: Bi-annual
Date: To be confirmed
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Venue: BCA Braddell Campus 

MCQ Assessment:
Duration:1 hour
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Platform: e-Learning via BCAA Learning Management System (LMS)
Fee (incl of 9% GST): S$611.21

e-Certificate of Successful Completion (e-CSC) will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement and passed the required assessment.

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Subject to award from SISV, BOA-SIA and PEB.
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