Risk Management in Contracting for Construction Services

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Dates and venues: Free 24 Sep - 26 Sep. 2024 in Virtual Class, Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Duration: 3 days
Further information:

Virtual Training to be conducted via ZOOM

Tuesday 24th - Thursday 26th September 2024

09:00am - 16:30pm, all 3 days, UTC+2 (Copenhagen Summer Time)

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$1475 USD per participant

Registration deadline: 23 Aug. 2024
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Designed for

This course is designed for those working in the public sector interested in gaining a compre-hensive overview of risk management in contracting for construction services. Specifically, it would be relevant to those working in the procurement function or project development phase, or those working in functions that include close interaction with the procurement function, such as programme staff who would like a closer understanding of construction management.


Participants will gain a thorough understanding of:

• How to undertake risk analysis and identify critical factors for success and how to determine the best procurement strategy
• Your agency’s objectives for this purchase and its demand requirements
• How the supply market operates and the capability of suppliers to meet your requirements
• How to pre-empt unrealistic stakeholder expectations (donors and government) to execute complex construction projects
• How to operate in unstable environments and with limited local supply market

Topics to be covered

The construction procurement framework
Risk management methods
Establishment of scope of work
The identification of the project outcomes
Development of a procurement plan
Supply chain assessment
Prequalification process
Contract selection
Contract administration
Types of contracts
Sample contracts and conditions
Construction terminology
Acceptable cost planning including contingencies



The course is designed to be highly interactive with an appropriate mix of theory and group work. Participants will further be working on challenging hands-on case studies and exercises.


"A very interesting and useful course which I would recommend to my colleagues"

"We (UNDP Liberia) have just completed the 3 day civil works training and it was highly successful. It will make a big difference to the cooperation between programmes and operations in meeting our considerable deliverables with civil works in an extremely challenging environment"

Tutor profile
Marco Sosted
Marco Sosted

Marco Soested has been a tutor on UNDP's training courses for several years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for UN system organisations, Governments, and IFI's around the world the last 10 years.

Marco Soested joined UNDP in 1995 and has solid experience in identifying, planning and undertaking large scale procurement on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients world-wide. He has provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country offices in Yemen, Jerusalem and Sudan where he was stationed for a longer period of time. His main expertise lies within the area of procurement, contracting and logistics.

Marco is a regular tutor on our courses on "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement" (Level 2), Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement (Level 3), "Strategic Diploma in Public Procurement" (Level 4), "Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations” and “Risk Management in Contracting for Construction Services”.

Since 2004, Marco has worked with the implementation of UNDP’s procurement strategy and applied various analytical tools, such as spend analysis, supply and demand analysis and transaction analysis.

Marco has conducted several field missions on behalf of UNDP to e.g. Zambia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, where he conducted supplier inspections and assisted UNDP Country Offices with training and capacity development, streamlining of procurement processes, and developing procurement capacities.

Marco is a Danish National and his academic qualifications are in Economics.