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(OWN-3196) The Role Owner Project Control Plays in Contract Administration

Level: Basic
Venue: 2019 AACE International Conference & Expo, June 16-19, 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract: As projects become larger and more complex, the owner’s project control responsibilities take on a greater role in the overall project management spectrum. Many owner organizations capture the project control discipline under a project services group that incorporates project controls, contract development and contract administration, and other related project services. One reason for this organizational alignment is the close relationship project controls has with contract administration. Well-defined owner contract strategies and contract documents include the contractor’s responsibility to report and manage their scope of work in the agreed upon manner. Project controls needs to make sure these operational protocols are being met and the project is on track against established contractual baselines. Another major project control responsibility, performed in conjunction with the project management team, is change management, which supports not only keeping the project on track but also claims avoidance. This paper will outline the details of a well-defined and well-aligned project control/contract administration set of roles and responsibilities.