NEC4: DBO Service Manager Accreditation Extension (Hong Kong)

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Description
The NEC4 Design Build and Operate Contract (DBO) has been developed for the appointment of a Contractor to operate a Client’s asset for a period of time, and during that period has undertaken significant new build or refurbishment to support the operational requirements.

It combines and places responsibility for usually disparate functions (design, construction, operation or maintenance) with a single contractor.  

People will be motivated to play their part in collaborative management if it is in their commercial and professional interest to do so. Uncertainty about what is to be done and the corresponding risks and liabilities can lead to disputes and confrontation.

The DBO contract clearly allocates risks, and the collaborative approach will reduce those risks and uncertainty for all the parties.

The course is only for candidates who have undertaken either the NEC4 ECC (Project Manager) or the NEC4 TSC (Service Manager) Accreditation and who are looking for a top-up course focusing on the DBO contract.

Course objectives
At the end of the course participants should be able to:
  • Be aware of the critical differences between ECC or TSC (whichever accreditation route taken).
  • Describe the philosophy of NEC and the behaviours needed to ensure success
  • Understand when and how to use DBO over ECC and TSC
  • Recognise the differences and provide advice on appropriate contract strategies
  • Know how to prepare and use the Contract Data and Scope
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of key parties
  • Apply important DBO clauses such as early warning, plan, communications and compensation events
  • Recognise the significance of the Performance Table and the Operational Requirements
  • Manage a DBO contract effectively.

This training course starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:00 plus a lunch break.
All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the lesson.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive accreditation as an NEC4 DBO Service Manager and can request to be added onto the ICE Register for Accredited NEC Professionals held by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
 
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Classroom

Peer reviewed training courses delivered by NEC experts and industry specialists on scheduled dates and locations across the country. Ideal for those looking for NEC knowledge exchange with other users in an interactive learning environment.

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Our training programmes, tailored to your requirements. Ideal for organisations with specific time, location, and learning and development objectives.

Included in the fee
Your delegate fee for this course includes:
  • A copy of the NEC4: Design Build and Operate Contract (DBO)
  • A copy of the two guidance books - NEC4: Preparing a Design Build and Operate Contract and NEC4: Managing a Design Build and Operate Contract
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Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive accreditation as an NEC4 DBO Service Manager and can request to be added onto the ICE Register for Accredited NEC Professionals held by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). 
 
Who Should Enrol?
The course is only for candidates who have undertaken either the NEC4 ECC (Project Manager) or the NEC4 TSC (Service Manager) Accreditation and who are looking for a top-up course focusing on the DBO contract. 

Delegates attending this course will gain:
  • An insight into when to use this form of contract
  • How to put it together, the contract strategy
  • How it is managed effectively

 
Programme Overview
Session 1: Overview of the NEC and the NEC4 Design, Build and Operate Contract (DBO)
  • This session will show how NEC contracts have helped transform industry behaviours and how DBO Contract works alongside other contracts in the suite.

Session 2: Using the DBO Contract
  • This session covers the contract strategy; an explanation of the main and secondary Options that can be chosen and the other contract documents that need to be produced. It will also outline the difference between defined and identified terms, their significance in the contract and the contract data and how they should be used.

Session 3    Managing the contract - the DBO processes
  • 3.1 - General provisions. This session will look at the general techniques that are used to manage the contract including mutual trust and co-operation, communications, the role of the Service Manager and early warnings. The Scope of service and the difference between the Client’s Scope and the Contractor’s Scope. It will also outline the difference between defined and identified terms, their significance in the contract and the Contract Data and how they should be used.
  • 3.2 - Contractor’s main responsibilities. This session outlines Contractor’s main responsibilities and covers how the works are defined, the Operational Requirements, the Contractor’s design and key people and subcontracting.
  • 3.3 - Time. This session looks at when the works start and finish, the importance of the plan and how the Accepted Plan is used and revised to help manage delivery.
  • 3.4 - Quality management. This session clarifies how defective work is identified and managed throughout the plan and after Completion.
  • 3.5 - Payment. This session covers how amounts for payments are calculated and how handling costs can vary with the main Options. It includes when payments should be made as well as the Price List and the Schedule of Cost Components. The application of the Performance Table is also covered. 
  • 3.6 - Compensation events. This session gives an overview of what compensation events are, how they vary with the Option chosen and how they should be managed to ensure neutral cost to the Contractor and transparency and fairness to the Client.
  • 3.7 - Title. This section will review how title passes between the Parties and the relevance of Service Areas.
  • 3.8 - Liabilities and insurance. This session looks at the way the contract deals with liabilities and maintains a risk profile which complies with the overarching NEC principle of mutual trust.
  • 3.9 - Termination and dispute resolution. This session deals with the process of termination and the reasons why the termination process can be invoked, and also with the various dispute resolution procedures.

 

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