Who Should Attend to the Training Course on Practical Use of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts?

The Training Course on Practical Use of the 2019 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts is designed to provide practical guidance to those who are involved in the administration of 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts and provide them with the confidence they need when working with these documents in the capacity of representing employers, contractors, or consultants, namely:

  • Tender Managers
  • Senior Legal Executives, Legal Managers, Legal Directors
  • Contracts Managers
  • Project Managers and Directors
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Practitioners (Adjudicators, Mediators, Litigators etc.,)

What Participants will learn from the Training Course on Practical Use of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts?

The Training Course on Practical Use of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts course will provide participants with opportunities to:

  • recognise what type of 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contract would be appropriate for each project/contract package.
  • consider the suitability and necessity of adopting the Contract Conditions introduced by FIDIC into business practice as well as in Vietnam, especially FIDIC Red Book 2017, FIDIC Yellow Book 2017 and FIDIC Silver Book 2017.
  • understand the structure of 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts including FIDIC Red Book 2017, FIDIC Yellow Book 2017, and FIDIC Silver Book 2017.
  • draft and execute 2017 FIDIC Contract Documents such as Special Conditions, Contract Data, the Letter of Acceptance, etc., in a coherent and accurate manner.
  • effectively and systematically review contract documents.
  • negotiate important terms of 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts.
  • compare between 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts vs 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts.
  • Be able to recognize the similarities and differences between the FIDIC Contract and Vietnamese laws and practices.

Agenda - Training Course on Practical Use of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts

  Day 1
07h30 – 08h00 Preparation and registration
08h00 – 08h15 Introduction and Opening
08h15 – 10h15


FIDIC 2017 Contract: General Information

1.            Introduction of FIDIC 2017 Contracts (25 Minutes)

2.            FIDIC 2017 Contracts structure (20 Minutes)

3.            Structure of one compose construction contract under FIDIC

contract 2017 (25 Minutes)

4.            Appropriate FIDIC 2017 Contract selection (20 Minutes)

Question and Answer (30 Minutes)

10h15 – 10h30 Tea-Break
10h30 – 12h00


Engineer’s role

1.           Exercise (30 Minutes)

2.           Engineers in General (15 Minutes)

3.           Engineer’s Authority (50 Minutes)

3.1.        Time Management

3.2.        Promulgating Directives/Instructions

3.3.        Promulgating Important Documents

3.4.        Expense Management

3.5.        Decisions and Settling Claims

3.6.        Other Issues

Q & A (25 Minutes)

12h00 – 13h30 Tea-Break
13h30 – 15h00


Subcontractors & Nominated Subcontractors

1.          Subcontractors (10 Minutes)

2.          Main Features (15 Minutes)

3.          Subcontractor’s approval (15 Minutes)

4.          Subcontractor’s contracts: Restrictions (15 Minutes)

5.          Differences between subcontracting and Contract assignment

(10 Minutes)

6.          Subcontractor Nominations (25 Minutes)

7.          “Back to back” obligations (25 Minutes)

Q & A (30 Minutes)

15h00 – 15h15 Tea break
15h15 – 17h30


Submission, Review and Decision of EOT

1.          Commencement Date (15 Minutes)

2.          Finishing Date/Completion Date (15 Minutes)

3.          Events giving EOT (25 Minutes)

4.          Claims Procedures (25 Minutes)

5.          Case studies (30 Minutes)

Q & A (10 Minutes)

  Day 2
8h00 – 9h00


Acceptance & Hand over

1.        Questions (10 Minutes)

2.        Testing and Taking-over Procedures (5 Minutes)

3.        Testing Procedures (10 Minutes)

4.        Taking-over Procedures (10 Minutes)

5.        Vietnam’s legislation (10 Minutes)

6.        Practical Problems (5 Minutes)

Q & A (10 Minutes)

9h00 – 10h30


VOs and Adjustments

1.          An Introduction to VOs (10 Minutes)

2.          Forms of VOs (15 Minutes)

3.          VO Procedures (15 Minutes)

4.          Summary (5 Minutes)

5.          VOs Evaluation (15 Minutes)

6.          Determination (15 Minutes)

Q & A (15 Minutes)

10h30 – 10h45 Tea break
10h45 – 12h00 Contract Price and Payment

1.          Before starting (10 Minutes)

2.          Advance Payment (10 Minutes)

3.          Interim Payments (20 Minutes)

4.          Final Statement (10 Minutes)

5.          Retention and Interest (15 Minutes)

Q & A (10 Minutes)

12h00 – 13h30 Tea break
13h30 – 15h00 Contract Termination

1.          Definitions (5 Minutes)

2.          Contract Termination vs Suspension of Works (10 Minutes)

3.          Reasons for Contract Termination (25 Minutes)

4.          Procedures for Contract Termination (20 Minutes)

5.          Valuation at the Date of Contract Termination (15 Minutes)

Q & A (15 Minutes)

15h00 – 15h15 Tea break
15h15 – 16h45 Claims and Dispute Settlement

1.          Definitions (10 Minutes)

2.          Employer’s Claims (10 Minutes)

3.          Contractor’s Claims (30 Minutes)

4.          General Dispute Settlement Procedures (20 Minutes)

5.          Dispute settlement under ICC procedures (15 Minutes)

Q & A (5 Minutes)

16h45 – 17h30



*CNC reserves the rights to amend the agenda of this Training Course on Practical Use of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts which will vary depending on the experience level of individual participants

Download the agenda of the Training Course on the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts here.

Attendance Fees

The in-house training course fee is 70,000,000VND.

The public training course fee is 5,000,000 VND per delegate.

Early bird and group registrations will receive a 20-percent (20%) discount.

The course fee includes:

  • a SOFT copy of all training materials;
  • a SOFT copy of the non-commercial FIDIC 2017 Contracts (FIDIC Red Book 2017, FIDIC Yellow Book 2017, FIDIC Silver Book 2017);
  • Certificate of Participation and Completion.

Recent Training Courses on Practical Use of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts

Here are some overviews of our recent training courses:

  • Promptly upon the launch of the second edition of the Rainbow Suite of FIDIC Contracts in December 2017, Kurihara Vietnam – one of our regular clients invited us to conduct a training course for their experienced and managerial positions. Key decision makers from Kurihara Vietnam attended the training course, which indicated the importance of keeping up with the ever-changing international construction standards and forms of contracts. It also defined our capacity to provide customized training courses to meet various demands, with respect to the Vietnam market.
  • On September 23 & 24 of 2022, CNC successfully conducted a comprehensive training course of practical use of FIDIC 2017 Contracts to Dinh Tan Construction J.S.C., in which 20 senior staff were required to attend the courses to gain a thorough knowledge of how professionally managing construction contracts, particularly with respect to FIDIC 2017 Silver Book in which Dinh Tan Construction regularly provides EPC construction services to clients worldwide. The staff at Dinh Tan Construction recognized the important changes in the second edition and gained valuable insight and practical tips applicable to present situations that they could identify with.
  • On April 8, 2022, Dai Dung Corp -one of top 5 largest steel structure contractors in Vietnam – partnered with CNC to provide practical use training of FIDIC 2017 Contracts, in which the course provided useful and practical knowledge of FIDIC 2017 usage (including the advantages and disadvantages of use in the Vietnam market) to more than 40 staff members.  The selection of FIDIC 2017 that appeared to be the most interesting session included a discussion of diverse opinions on the forms of contract, as well as the characteristics/features thereof.
  • Cofico, known as the largest general contractor in Vietnam, has been a market peer in the application of FIDIC Contracts for that majority of their civil and engineering projects. Updating their resources to coincide with the changes in FIDIC 2017 Contracts became a must and Cofico enthusiastically invited CNC to provide training with respect to the significant changes in FIDIC 2017 Contracts. It was the third time since 2018 – our first engagement with Cofico – in which we provided practical use of the FIDIC 1999 Contracts to them.
  • To meet the increasing market demand, CNC primarily conducts FIDIC 2017 Training courses for those project stakeholders who interest in 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contract. This has helped us maintain our leading market position since 2013 and will continues to do so with a genuine effort to minimize the gap between Vietnam and the rest of the world.

Frequently-asked questions

Can I join and online or virtual meeting?

Technically yes, but CNC recommends participants to join in person course to take advantage of the the opportunity to interact with others and work in groups to perform exercises.

Who should I consult with?

Simply contact us at +84 028 6276 9900 or +84 916 545 618 or by email at contact@cnccounsel.com or just send us a message through the form below, our friendly associates will contact you at as soon as possible.

    Does CNC offer in-house training course?

    Absolutely, yes! We organize two different training courses. The first and the most recommended is to conduct the training course at the Clients office where the Client may maintain confidentiality and provide convenience for Clients to arrange the place, time, and participants all at a much-preferred fixed fee.

    FIDIC 2017 training course may also be arranged for individual attendees. Our friendly associates will announce when such courses are scheduled.

    How may I Register?

    In-house training courses, allow our associates to collaborate with clients to arrange a convenient schedule and venue for those who will participate in the course. However, individual registration may simply, drop us an email at contact@cnccounsel.com, specifying the number of delegates, email addresses, and telephone numbers. Our associates will respond to you immediately.

    Our team of associates may also be contacted via our hotline +84 916 545 618

    Where does CNC conduct training courses?

    Normally, we conduct each training session at our office, located at 28 Mai Chi Tho Boulevard, An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. However, we are available to conduct our training courses at various convenient locations but will notify our participants in advance to ensure ample time for them to prepare.

    Who will be the trainers

    Hung Le, our managing Partner and his colleague, Ngan Nguyen will be in charge to introduce the Training Course on Practical Use of the 2017 FIDIC Conditions of Contracts.

    Hung Le profile could be found here.

    Ngan Nguyen profile could be accessed here.

    Is certificate of completion given?

    Each participant will be extended a certificate of completion that acknowledged their attendance and participation in the course. As one of the leading service providers, our recognition supports their career path.

    Cheerful moments

    We love what we do and we do it with incessant passion. Therefore, every course is a pleasant and meaningful event.