Contract Management and Procurement in Complex Environments

It has been universally recognised that complex projects require extensive collaboration between all parties to realise success. The act of developing contracts for complex projects has in and of itself the capacity to influence the nature of the relationship that develops between the parties to the project.


The aim of this course is to provide participants with useful concepts and practical tools for making effective decisions in complex, uncertain situations. This includes crafting and implementing acquisition and sustainment strategies, contract negotiations and contract management. You will be provided with new ways to look at and respond to risk management, and enhance your understanding of how taking systems thinking approaches to managing contracts will help you to decide what best to do and why, in all aspects of life not just in specific work situations.

Target Audience

This course is for non-contracting professionals in complex projects/programs, who would benefit from a working understanding of contracting principles.

Discounts available for ICCPM Members and Partner Employee Members.

Public Course

Online delivery
20 – 22 August 2024


This course is available for In-House Delivery.

Course Outline

This is a 3-day course. In this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe the main forms of legal constraints (legislation and common law);

  • Describe the basics of contract law, applicable tendering law, indemnities and limitation of liability;

  • Understand the unique features of complex programs and how they create unique legal risks;

  • Understand how the law influences risk allocation in complex projects;

  • Understand the main procurement methods, benefits and risks of multi-stage procurement options, and examine how they deal with risk – reviewing risk transfer strategies such as insurance, guarantees, and bonds;

  • Describe how transition risks between acquisition and sustainment can be managed;

  • Understand multi-party and multiple contract risks and opportunities;

  • Understand how to deal with disputes and issues whilst preserving relationships and negotiation strategies in the context of complex projects;

  • Apply principles for effective change management in contracts;

  • Apply best practice in source selection processes and selecting performance measures in Performance Based Contracts.


  • Online course delivery with experienced facilitators;
  • Participant workbooks;
  • Certificate of Completion and a digital badge for your email signature;

Course Price:
Discounts are available for ICCPM Members. Please refer to our pricing page for more information.

Refund Policy:
ICCPM is committed to fair and transparent application of fees and charges as well as the processing of refunds where applicable. Carefully read our ICCPM refund policy for detailed information pertaining to course refunds.

*Please contact us if you wish to enrol in this course and registrations have closed. ICCPM may be able to accommodate your request to enrol subject to availability.

This course is subject to a minimum viable number of registrations.  ICCPM reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if required numbers are not met.

Expression of Interest
A wait list form is available to express interest for any of our courses. We will contact you when the next course is ready to be announced.