Title of the training

Contract Law in Projects


3 Days (18 lesson hours)

Purpose and scope

Contract Law in Projects training aims to provide participants with knowledge and skills about Public Procurement Contracts, World Bank Standard Contract Form, Model Grant Agreement for EU Financing Programs and European Investment Bank Loan Framework contract preparations, conducting contract negotiations, preparing contract texts/documents, signing contracts and transactions related to contracts.

This training focuses on the issues that the contracting parties should pay attention to in the period from the preparation phase of the contract negotiations to the writing and signing of the contracts. Although contracts with international financial institutions contain special provisions according to the financing institution, the subject and scope of the contract, it is critical for the experts/personnel involved in the processes related to the contracts to have knowledge about the procedures and principles in domestic law and in the regulatory texts used by international financial institutions as framework documents in contracts.

Target audience

Contract Law in Projects training recommended for staff and managers who have duties and responsibilities at any stage of the contract processes with international financial institutions and by decision makers and negotiators involved in these processes.


Contract Law in Projects training is delivered by trainers who have experience in Contract Law Training in Projects and are also experienced in World Bank and EU finance contracts.

Objectives and learning outcomes

Those who have successfully completed the Contract Law in Projects training program are expected to;

  • Have a good command of the terms and principles of contract law in national law and international law (as contractual frameworks determined by financial institutions), understand them and use them appropriately / in context,
  • Prepare for negotiations with international financial institutions, initiate negotiations appropriately and appropriately assume roles in the negotiation process,
  • Understand the contract texts, appropriately assume roles in the preparation and creation of the contract texts,
  • Have knowledge about the types of contracts, the roles of the parties in the contracts, the behaviors and actions to be avoided and show appropriate behaviors,
  • Know and implement the stages and procedures to be followed in case of changes in contracts,
  • Develop awareness of common problem areas in contracts and implement the necessary steps and procedures if problems arise.


Contract Law in Projects training includes the following topics:

  • National Law and International Law in Contracts
  • Public Procurement Contracts
  • World Bank Credit Agreements
  • Contracts for EU-Funded Projects
    • European Investment Bank Loan Agreements
    • EU Grant Contracts
  • Preparatory Work for Contracts
  • Initiation and Execution of Contract Negotiations
  • Process of Signing Contract Agreements
  • Contract Types
  • Legal Responsibilities of the Parties in Contracts
  • Actions and Behaviors to be Avoided in the Contract Process
  • Implementation Process in Contracts
  • Changes to Agreements
  • Problem Areas in Contracts, Force Majeure and Issues Related to the Resolution Authority and Solution of Problems

Delivery and method

Contract Law in Projects training is delivered in the form of face-to-face training. A group in this training is recommended to not exceed 20 people. However, if conditions arise that prevent face-to-face training, the training may be delivered remotely by using the Me-Learning© online learning platform and the Actio© meeting management tool.

In this training, after gaining knowledge of terms, principles and basic provisions in relevant national and international law, the transfer and internalization of what has been learned to practice is supported through interactions and practices in a way that facilitates learning and improves application skills.

In order to maximize the transfer of the knowledge and skills acquired in this training to practice by the learners, the provisions of the contractual legislation, especially those related to the scope of the participants’ field of activity, are exercised/applied in a way that covers contractual issues in the use/utilization of international financial resources, taking into account the working area and project activities of the participants.

Learning tools and materials

Examples from various contracts, case studies, contract preparation process, negotiation process and sample contents / parts from contract types are used as training materials.

Audio visual and multimedia materials, templates, worksheets and other materials for exercises and practices are prepared by the trainer and distributed to the participants. However, if there is a sufficient number of hardware such as computers, notebooks or tablets in the learning environment, all materials are provided in a digital format and studies are carried out in digital context.

In accordance with our waste reduction policy, printed materials are not distributed in this training unless it is educationally necessary.

Assessment and evaluation

In order to optimize the learning process according to the learners’ needs, the level of readiness of the learners is assessed informally by the trainer at the beginning of the training. The studies carried out by the learners, such as exercises and practices are assessed as indicators of the development / learning and the trainer provides feedback and adjusts learning activities based on them in order to ensure effective learning.

A question sheet is administered  to the participants before and after the training to determine the level of awareness and knowledge about Contract Law in Projects online or in print. In addition, at the end of the training, the Training Evaluation Questionnaire is applied.

All participants who have completed the training receive a certificate of participation showing that they have completed the Contract Law in Projects training and the name and duration of the training they have received is clearly stated.


Contract law, public procurement contracts, World Bank loan agreements, European Investment Bank loan agreements, EU grant contracts, implementation process in contracts, changes in contracts

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