Control of contracts
The contract control process commences right at the beginning stage of bid document preparation inviting contractors to bid, and proceeds through the contract negotiation, contractor selection, monitoring and controlling of the contractor?s work and terminating the contract..
For effective control of the contracts in a project, the following areas need attention:
His focus throughout the project implementation should be on the key criteria of scope, time, and cost and client satisfaction. He achieves this by interpreting the requirements to the specialists and directing their efforts to achieve the best combination of these four key criteria. His core competences will be to resolve conflicts which invariably arise between these four criteria. His objectives on the project are identical to that of the client; however, he should be able and willing to argue a point with the client when he feels it is necessary.