COURSE dates

  • Dates: 16 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019

    Speaker: Paul Fisher

    Venue: Northampton

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Contracting for Availability and Support

First Delegate: £1,100 +VAT

Second Delegate and MOD: £990 +VAT

Duration: 3 days

course description

This course can be combined with the two day “Due Diligence for Successful Contracts” Course
(3 + 2 days).

course overview

This course is applicable for both Public and Private Sector personnel involved in delivering Contracts for Availability and Supportability from novice to experienced practitioners, Service Delivery Managers, Project Controllers, ILS/Technical Through Life Support Managers, Commercial and Contract Managers.

course outline

A comprehensive synopsis of Supportability Options from limited to full Contractor Support articulating their respective benefits and issues. The intricacies of Contracting for Availability and Supportability from the origin of the concept to the current best practices. The fundamental principles of a Contract and the Risks that should be considered. The constituent elements of Availability and the Operational and Logistic factors influencing it. Setting and Monitoring Key Performance Indicators. Identifying Issues to be avoided and Learning from Experience from the perspective of both the Customer and Provider.

Apache helicopterDay 1

  • Understanding Availability
  • Elements of Contractual Engagement
  • Contracting for Availability and support

Day 2

  • Support Options Matrix (UK Approach)
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL) US Approach
  • Understanding Contracting for Availability and support issues
  • Learning from Experience

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