Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

Maintenance contracts and the complexities that go with them are growing in the world we now live in. If you are involved in maintenance contracts, this event will be an invaluable resource, you will have access to the country’s leading experts in the area, which gives you the opportunity to get your burning questions answered in relation to your specific requirements, contracts,and projects.

This is a unique virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios.  Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Martin Cooney, Partner,Byrne Wallace

RCT & Maintenance Contracts

  • What is Maintenance - What’s not?
  • What is RCT? Who is in scope to operate it?
  • What services does it apply to?
  • When might a maintenance contract fall in scope of RCT?
  • Difference between maintenance and repairs for RCT purposes
  • eRCT Compliance - high level overview

Emily Bourke, Senior Manager, PWC

PWC & CF 6 Forms- Public Works Contracts approach to maintenance contracts

  • Choosing the appropriate form of contract:
  • The Term Maintenance and Refurbishment Contract
  • The Minor Works Form CF6 
  • The Investigation Contact
  • The PWC framework
  • PSDP and PSCS obligations in maintenance contracts

Robert Rooney, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes and Curran

Framework Agreements – Making them work for you

  • Framework Agreements – their suitability and prevalence for Maintenance Contracts  
  • Framework Agreements v Contracts – distinctions from a commercial perspective  
  • “To bid or not to bid” – key considerations when tendering for a place on a Framework
  • “Always the bridesmaid” on the Framework but not winning work?
  • Framework management – indicators of leading, and not so leading practice.  
  • Price increases – delays and how to incorporate them in the procurement chain

Ross McCarthy CEO,  

Maintenance Contracts – Legalities –Liability - Litigation

  • Vicarious liability and limitation clauses in maintenance contracts.
  • The obligation to inspect outsourced works.
  • ADR as an alternative to litigation where disputes arise,
  • Health& Safety

Sarah Reid, LLB, LLM, BL, Barrister-at-Law

Maintenance & Compliance

  • Historic Buildings
  • Procurement and Value for Money
  • Tenant engagement

Ciaran Andrews, Chartered Building Surveyor,Accredited Building Conservation Surveyor, Working with Respond

Outsourcing and Service Based contracts – Procurement – Tendering

  • Contract sand Service Level Agreements
  • Procurement
  • Tendering& Types of Tendering
  • Re-procurement of a Maintenance Contract - incumbent advantage - leveling the playing field

Paul Davis, School Of Business, DCU

Facilities Maintenance Outsourcing Models

  • Which maintenance models are best for your organisation?
  • The key role Asset registers play in delivering FM
  • Specifications -input, output, outcome why these matter

Pat Gaughan, CIWFM Managing Director, Advanced Workplace Solutions – Facilities Management Training &Consultancy

Who Should Attend?

This event would be very relevant to those involved maintenance contracts both public and private sector or those in supporting roles. This includes government departments, local authorities, semi state agencies, consultants, contractors, procurement / purchasing managers, universities, as well legal experts, and service providers to name just a few


Robert Rooney
Associate, A&L Goodbody LLP
Paul Davis
Head of the Management Group (School) in Faculty of Business, DCU
Sarah Reid BL
Emily Bourke
Senior Manager, PWC
Pat Gaughan
Facilities Management Training & Consultancy
Ciaran Andrews
Chartered Building Surveyor, Accredited Building Conservation Surveyor
Martin Cooney
Partner and Head of Construction at Byrne Wallace
Ross McCarthy


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.