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Construction Contracts.

Author: Edward Whitticks
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2005.
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In this superb new volume, Edward Whitticks has charted the course for anyone working with contracts anddispute control in oil and gas, one of the most volatile industries in the world. His practical, straightforwardapproach will move you step by step through the process of contractual negotiations, bids and closeouts. Foranyone working in the oil and gas industry today, finding your way through the maze of contract  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whitticks, Edward.
Construction Contracts.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Whitticks
ISBN: 9780127999739 0127999736
OCLC Number: 863822865
Notes: 7.9 Contractor's Claims Preparation and Presentation.
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Construction Contracts; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; CHAPTER ONE. Client Policy and Practice; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Fundamental Contract Document; 1.3 Invitations to Bid; 1.4 Lump Sum Contracting Preferred; 1.5 Lump Sum Plus Unit Rates; 1.6 Unit Rate Only; 1.7 Reimbursable Cost Contracts Where Necessary; 1.8 Cost Plus a Percentage Fee; 1.9 Start Cost Reimbursable with Later Conversion to Lump Sum; 1.10 Provisional Contract Price Agreement; 1.11 Target Cost (Shared Overrun or Underrun); 1.12 Partnering; 1.13 Prime Contracts; 1.14 Professional Services Contracts. 1.15 Short Form Contracts1.16 Incentive Plans; 1.17 Policy on Claims; 1.18 Quality and "Intent" of Contracts; 1.19 Field Administration of Contracts; 1.20 Planning Policies; 1.21 Integration; 1.22 Governmental Policies and Influences-The "Third Party"; CHAPTER TWO. The Bid Package; 2.1 Preparation by the Client's Team; 2.2 Errors and Omissions; 2.3 What Type of Contract?; 2.4 Job Explanation Meeting; 2.5 Site Visit; 2.6 Bid Package Worksheets; CHAPTER THREE. Bid Preparation; 3.1 Bidders' Responses to the Invitation to Tender; 3.2 Articles of Agreement or General Terms and Conditions. 3.3 Scope of Work3.4 Has It Been Done Before?; 3.5 Changes to the Scope of Work; 3.6 Schedule; 3.7 Compensation; 3.8 Materials; 3.9 Specifications and Drawings; 3.10 As Built Documentation; 3.11 Bid Preparation in General: Alternative Proposals; 3.12 Subcontractors; CHAPTER FOUR. Evaluation; 4.1 Reception and Examination of the Bids; 4.2 The Bid Clarification Meeting; 4.3 Low Bidding; 4.4 Bids Above the Company Estimate; 4.5 Unit Rates for Work Variations; 4.6 General Observations; CHAPTER FIVE. Procedures; 5.1 Client's Procedures; 5.2 Project Coordination Procedures (A Typical Client Issue). 5.3 Contractor's Procedures: The Work ProcedureCHAPTER SIX. Contracts Management; 6.1 The Contract Manager; 6.2 The Contract Engineer; 6.3 The Client's Team; 6.4 Distribution of the Contract; 6.5 Execution; 6.6 Mobilization; 6.7 The Kick-off Meeting; 6.8 Indemnity and Insurance; 6.9 Liquidated Damages; 6.10 Progress Reporting; 6.11 Contractor Scheduling Requirements; 6.12 The Change Order; 6.13 The Negative Change Order; 6.14 The Change Order Closeout Form; 6.15 The Work Order; 6.16 The Amendment; 6.17 The Short Form Contract; 6.18 Completion and Acceptance; 6.19 Mechanical Completion. 6.20 Substantial Completion6.21 Standardization; 6.22 Contract Management Policy; 6.23 The Contract; 6.24 Contract Documents; 6.25 Conclusion on Model Contracts and Procedure Standardization; 6.26 Conflict of Interest; 6.27 The Diplomatic Brush-off; CHAPTER SEVEN. Claims; 7.1 Construction Claims; 7.2 A Claim by Any Other Name; 7.3 The Breeding Ground-Source of Claims before Contract Award; 7.4 After Contract Award; 7.5 Types of Construction Claims; 7.6 Claim Review; 7.7 Contractor Tenacity in Claims Promotion; 7.8 Change Order and Claims Meetings.

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In this superb new volume, Edward Whitticks has charted the course for anyone working with contracts anddispute control in oil and gas, one of the most volatile industries in the world. His practical, straightforwardapproach will move you step by step through the process of contractual negotiations, bids and closeouts. Foranyone working in the oil and gas industry today, finding your way through the maze of contract management seems more cutthroat and challenging than ever before. In Construction Contracts, Edward Whitticks dispels the myth that "there has to be a winner and a lose.

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