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The International Road Federation (IRF) is pleased to announce that its Executive Seminar on Performance-Based Contracts will be held from March 6-12, 2016 in London, England. Once again, IRF has scheduled the top international experts representing the fields of contract management, road maintenance, financing and sustainable transport policy development to present best practices and case studies in performance-based contracts.

The IRF Executive Seminar on Performance-based Contracts consists of a 5-day program of presentations and discussions about performance-based contracts and how they can be utilized to help road agencies meet their desired goals/outcomes. Participants will be asked to engage in working groups with experts who are actively involved in maintenance contracting and asset management to discuss the application of best practices under different country conditions.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn how Performance-based Contracts can help your organization achieve its goals
  • Understand how Asset Management can help optimize your road maintenance needs
  • Network with like-minded senior road professionals from all over the world
  • Discuss and share best practices with some of the top international experts
  • Discover solutions to problems faced in your country
  • Receive IRF Certification

Target Audience

  • Road & Transport Agencies Executives
  • Engineers and Managers who are involved in Highway Maintenance
  • Private Consultants & Contractors
  • Toll Operators
  • Service Providers


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A detailed agenda is available in the program, downloadable via the green 'Download Program' button to your right.

Monday, March 7

Opening Session
A Conceptual Framework for Performance-Based Contracts
Principles and Lessons for Addressing Asset Management Challenges
International Overview I: The World Bank Experience in Developing Countries
International Overview II: OECD Country Experience
Evolution of Maintenance Rating Programs: The Virginia Department of Transportation Experience

Tuesday, March 8

Asset Management: Prerequisite for PBCs & Data Requirements
Designing a Maintenance Contracting Program
Defining Risks under Output and Performance-Based Road Contracts
Country Preparations for Implementing Performance-Based Contracts
Implementation of PBC: Challenges from a Government’s and Contractor’s Perspectives
New Zealand Case: Past, Present & Future

Wednesday, March 9

Scope of the Works in the PBC Contract Document
Measuring Contractor’s Performance in PBC
Specifications, Performance Evaluation and Payment for PBC
Assembling the Contract Document
Managing a Performance-Based Contract
The Evolution of Maintenance Rating Programs in Performance-Based Roadway Maintenance Contracts

Thursday, March 10

Maintenance Management Issues & Requirements
Design-Build Contracts: When Are They Appropriate?
Combining Routine and Heavy Maintenance
Country Presentations

Friday, March 11

Q&A with the Experts
Mobile Technologies for Measuring Asset Condition
Closing Comments and Awarding of Certificates


March 6, 2016
March 12, 2016
Raddison Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt London
68-86 Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BT United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 7761 9000
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