Course Overview

The Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF) is a suite of standard form construction contracts, templates and guidance notes. The strategic aims of the CWMF are to ensure greater cost certainty at contract award stage, to get better value for money at handover stage and to ensure more efficient end-user delivery.

The Office of Government Procurement have recently published guidelines for parties to public works contracts to establish an Inflation Co-operation Framework. The documents published include:

· Guidance to public bodies on establishing and using an ‘Inflation/Supply Chain Delay Co-operation Framework Agreement’

· Guidance Note on Inflation/Supply Chain Co-operation Framework Agreement

This seminar will give an overview of the CWMF suite, including the below

· The Regulations and the procurement process undertaken by contracting authorities

· The four pillars of the Capital Works Management Framework

· The planning stage of a procurement process

· The documents used to procure contractors and consultants

· The contracts used to govern the relationship between contracting authorities and contractors/consultants

It will also discuss the terms that apply to the co-operation framework and what specifications are included in the recently published guidelines to assist contracting authorities to determine the additional costs arising due to inflation on construction materials and energy where applicable.


Claire Graydon, Associate at Quigg Golden, LLB (Hons), MSc 

Following law studies at the University of the West of England, University College Dublin and the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Claire began her legal career working for a boutique law firm in Dublin. Claire developed a keen interest in procurement during her masters and completed a dissertation on the social values in public procurement.

Claire regularly provides advice on both contentious and non-contentious procurement issues and works on behalf on contracting authorities to draft, implement and manage entire procurement processes. This experience has included every stage from advising on strategy, market engagement, publishing notices, drafting PQQ and ITT documents (standard CWMF and bespoke), managing clarifications, marking tender submission and drafting Regulation 6 notices. Claire’s legal expertise coupled with her hands-on experience of procurement and construction law issues brings a practical and commercially focused approach to all matters she is involved in.

3 CPD Points

9.30am – 12.30pm


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