WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION MECHANISM?
An auto evaluation tool: IHIP is providing a qualification mechanism which allow you to auto asses your understanding of the fundamentals of the IHIP harmonized particular conditions of contract for construction.
IHIP qualification mechanism focuses only on your understanding of the harmonized particular conditions of contract develop by IHIP’s contract committee and available through the IHIP website.
It is not mandatory to be qualified to access, download and use the IHIP harmonized particular conditions of contract for construction
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A series of questions is designed to quickly qualify you to use the harmonized particular conditions of contract. A selection of 10 questions will refer to the the IHIP harmonized particular conditions of contract for construction. You need to have them with you and understand the mechanics of the contract to be able to answer all the questions. You will be qualified if you answer all the questions correctly with a score of 100%.
Once you qualify you will be listed in the IHIP list of qualified practitioners available online. This qualification might be requested by the parties to the contract ( employer and or contractor) as well as by funding organizations (donors or financial insititutions).
WHO SHOULD QUALIFY?
Any practitioner interacting with the contract should be qualified in order to make sure the contract is understood well enough to understand the risk allocation and the dialogue mechanism.
WHAT ARE THE PREREQUESITE?
The IHIP qualification mechansime is not focusing on the general conditions of contracts which are under FIDIC copyright and ownership.
It is recommanded as a prerequesite to already know and understand the general conditions of contract of FIDIC short form of contract for construction. A usefull resource to guide you in this process is the FIDIC Contracts (1999 editions) Guide 1st Ed (2000).
IHIP recommends to get appropriate training regarding the FIDIC general conditions of contract from FIDIC if required.
IHIP qualification mechanism is not a certification process and does not garantee to other parties that the understanding of the contract is sufficient.
ADDITIONAL RESSOURCES IF YOU DON’T QUALIFY
If you don’t qualify we recommend the following resources to build up your knowledge:
- Technical Project Management (TPM) in WASH Emergencies from OXFAM. Free training available online after registering through disasterready.org plaform. The module 3 will show you when contracting out is a key element of the project cycle: Technical Project Management (TPM) in WASH Emergencies: Module 3 – Resource Mobilisation
- In english, online course for 205 GBP from ICE training (UK): Principles of Construction Contracts
- For all official training about FIDIC general condition of contract please visit the FIDIC WEBSITE.
- In arabic, online course for 15$: Construction Contracts and Law