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Lorman: Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion

October 19, 2017 - Webinar

1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

Join Cohen Seglias Partner Carol Sigmond on October 19th for her Lorman Education Services webinar, "Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion."

Gain a greater understanding of contract implications so that you may better administer and manage your projects.

This topic is designed for both new and experienced contract professionals. It explains the fundamentals of fixed price and cost-plus contracts, which dominate the field of project delivery methods. We will explore the incentives, risks, and administration-specifics associated with each type. We then will examine how these methods enable collusion, kickbacks, and fraud, and we will engage in a short case study of well-known projects demonstrating these issues. The topic will provide advice and practice considerations for avoiding these pitfalls.

The primary objective of this topic is to provide contract professionals with a competent understanding of these project delivery methods, their implications, and the current legal landscape, all to help better carry out their projects.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe the fundamental characteristics of fixed price and cost-plus project delivery methods and their common variations.
  • You will be able to identify methods to avoid and mitigate such risks on your own projects.
  • You will be able to recognize the modern legal landscape surrounding the construction industry, and the risk of fraud and collusion.
  • You will be able to explain the differences in administering both fixed price and cost-plus contracts.