Washington DC, USA | June 3-7, 2019

Deliver Value in Your Highway Projects
This seminar is designed to meet the educational needs of government officials in charge of surface transportation procurements and contracts. Topics span the entire project cycle, including planning and needs assessment, pre-qualification and qualification of contractors, tendering or RFP process, proper use and management of consultants, procurement negotiation, best practices in project supervision, completing projects on time and on budget, as well as the critical importance of ethics, anti-corruption and financial integrity particularly for multi-lateral bank and privately financed projects.
The seminar content is intended to be FIDIC-friendly and draws many examples, techniques, and case studies based on the FIDIC model contract for the various modalities of infrastructure project delivery mechanisms.

Course Outcomes
  • Develop a capital investment plan or project pipeline
  • Prepare a project procurement plan
  • Conduct financial analysis and Value for Money calculations
  • Structure and manage a project tender
  • Manage the contract during project implementation and construction
  • Administer dispute resolution including claims valuations
  • Proactively manage ethics and integrity in project delivery for participants and stakeholders
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Eric Cook
Manchester Consulting Group 
Managing Director

Eric Dean Cook is a Registered Professional Engineer and has 20 years of experience as a consulting engineer in the planning, design, and delivery of transportation and civil infrastructure projects in the United States, Asia, and Africa. He has a diverse perspective in the infrastructure industry having worked as the owner, engineer, and contractor with the West Virginia Department of Highways, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Louis Berger Group, and E.V. McCracken Construction Company. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, an M.B.A from Manchester Business School, and a Masters in Finance from Indiana University. Additionally, he serves as the International Committee Vice-Chair for the American Council of Engineering Companies in Washington, DC.
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