Procurement & Contract Management for the Public Sector



Effective Procurement and Contract Management is key to achieving the required deliverables of a contract. Professionals responsible for Procurement and Contract Management in the Public Sector need to know the elements, objectives and role of a contract, the importance of proper contract administration, and must also have an appreciation of the cost and risk of various contract provisions. This workshop will not only provide basic details for successful contract  management inclusive of monitoring, measuring and controlling but will provide insights into the various types of contracts found in the Public Sector and the mandatory reporting requirements that exist in the Public and  State Enterprise sectors.

Target Audience

The target audience includes, but is not limited to, all stakeholders involved in Contract Management and Procurement in the Public Sector who wish to obtain a better   understanding and appreciation of the steps involved in the overall Management of Contracts including:

  •        Public sector Contract Management Officials  including CEO’s in the State Enterprise  Sector
  •        Procurement personnel in the Public Sector
  •        HSE Personnel and QA/QC Personnel
  •        Contractors and Consultants to the Public Sector
  •        Managers ,  Engineers, Superintendents and Supervisors in the Public Sector
  •        Permanent Secretaries and Department Heads in the Public Sector  with oversight for Contracting

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to use best practices to effectively:

  • Develop a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the requirements for successful contract management.
  • Identify the risk in certain contracts and take proactive to mitigate those risks
  • Employ the language and key terms and concepts in Contract Management.
  • Apply best practices tools, techniques and methodologies in their respective work environments.


Contract Formation

  • Objective of the contract
  • The role of Contract Management in the Procurement life Cycle
  • Defining Requirements
  • Identifying Potential Suppliers/Contractors
  • Bid  Solicitation, and Analysis
  • Negotiations
  • The Award Process in the Public Sector

Selecting the Contract Form and Contract Administration

  • Fixed Price Contracts
  • Cost Based Contracts
  • Incentive Contracts
  • Overview of FIDIC type Contracts
  • EPC and Design Build Construct and BOLT contracts
  • Structuring the Contract and Standard Clauses and Terms
  • Administration of the Contract and the role of the Contract Administrator
  • Measuring Performance
  • Billing and dealing with Contract changes
  • Contract closeout

Dealing with Contract Breaches and Disputes


  • Breach by the Owner
  • Breach by the contractor
  • Risk Mitigation –Bonds and Insurance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Remedies for breach under Statute and Common law 

Stakeholders and Communication


  • The Contracting Process in the Public and State Enterprises sector and the reporting relationship
  • The Contracting process under the Central Tenders Board for Central Government local Government and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) purchases


Facilitator: Mr. Pascall Marcelin

Pascall N Marcelin is an Attorney-at-Law and Procurement and Contracts Consultant with over twenty-five years’ experience in Commercial Contracting and Procurement,  gained from working both as a fulltime executive and on consultancy assignments with both Government and Private Sector institutions.  He currently lectures in Commercial Law in two (2) Masters programmes at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, and has facilitated Procurement and Contract Law training workshops at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business since 2005.

Mr Marcelin is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and the first Trinidadian to gain this prestigious certification from the United States Institute of Supply Management as an external Trinidadian student. He is the Holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (BSc.) from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine; a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB Hons.) from the University of London; a Post Graduate Diploma (Pg. Dip.) in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Barbados; as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) from the University of Staffordshire UK.  He currently operates a private practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, Contract, Tort, Employment, Real Property, Family and Commercial Law at Integrity Chambers in San Fernando.


Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 3 Days
Cost TT $4,500.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business

Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute
Blenheim, Mount St. George,
P.O Box 131
Scarborough, Tobago


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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