Contract Management CATS CM Practitioner

After the three-day practitioner training, you can apply the proven CATS CM® method and carry out the contract management activities efficiently and effectively. You’ve gone through all the steps of CATS CM® on the basis of a contract from your own professional practice.

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Why this training

  • You’ll learn how you as a contract manager can bring your organisation real added value
  • You’ll get a practical grip on your contracts with CATS CM®
  • You’ll be able to achieve the objectives of your contract(s)
  • You’ll realise opportunities for margin improvement and cost cutting
  • You’ll learn to recognise and manage bottlenecks, risks and assumptions
  • What you will learn
  • For whom
  • General
  • Program
  • Price
  • Related training
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  • Training location
What you will learn

After this training you’ll be able to

  • apply the CATS CM® method in all steps of the contract management process;
  • manage the contracts for which you are responsible with CATS CM®;
  • optimally manage the ‘contract matter’ of a contract in consultation with a project or service manager (person responsible for the content);
  • describe the added value of CATS CM® for your own practice, so the advantages of the implementation are clear to yourself and everyone in your organisation;
  • get a grip on your contracts, so you can achieve their objectives and be successful in your profession;
  • see and capitalise on opportunities for cost cutting or additional revenue (depending on your position as a client or supplier);
  • achieve KPIs for the contract management process;
  • monitor the performance the supplier as laid down in the contract;

and you have

  • a plan of action to put into practice.
For whom

Intended for

Contract managers for clients and suppliers who after the CATS CM® Foundation wish to further develop themselves and wish to learn to apply CATS CM® to their own contracts.

Managers who wish to focus on the do’s and don’ts of implementing contract management within their organisation and for whom the Foundation training is not sufficient.


The training is at Higher Vocational Education Level. Knowledge of the basic principles of CATS CM® is required for this training. This can be acquired during the classroom Contract Management CATS CM® Foundation training.



The training takes place three days a week with a week in between. The times are from 9:30 to 17:00. Sometimes we offer the training in 3 days in a row (when participants attend that have to travel from abroad).


As course material, you’ll receive a pdf and if desired a course folder of the presented sheets, assignments and exercises and the Contract Management manual with a large number of CATS CM® templates in Excel, which considerably simplify your operational work. We ask you to bring your own contract to the training. You’ll apply CATS CM® to this contract.

Work formats

In this training, methodological and practical matters  are continually alternated. You’ll be given homework to apply to your own work situation. The course workload of the homework is 2 to 4 hours per assignment when there is a week between the training days. When the training is three days in a row, you will have to do some homework before the start of the training and maybe about 1 hour in the evening of the first and second day.



  • Recap: The pillars of CATS CM®
  • INITIATE step
    • Contract analysis
    • Contract hierarchy
    • Contract risk profile
    • Intake meeting with the contract owner
  • PLAN step
    • Planning key meetings
    • Contract Board protocol
  • DO step
    • Performance monitoring
    • Risk management
    • Notice of default
  • CHECK step
    • Contract assessment
  • ACT/ADJUST step
    • Management reports
  • CLOSURE step
    • Contract Close Out (CCO)
  • CM Essentials versus processes
  • CM self assessment
  • TCCO (Total Cost of Contract Ownership)
  • KPIs of the contract management process
  • Implementation of contract management.


The fee is € 2.550,- excl. 21% VAT.

This includes the costs for the training accommodation, coffee, tea and lunch, course material and the contract management manual.

Note: overnight accommodation is not included and must be arranged separately.


Related training


  • Contract Management CATS CM® Foundation
Training location

When not online then:

NBC Congrescentrum
Blokhoeve 1, 3438 LC Nieuwegein, Netherlands

The training location is close to Utrecht and can be easily reached with a 15 minute tram ride from Utrecht central station.

In the centre of Utrecht, close to central station and at one and two tramstops away from the training location there are reasonably priced hotels available.

Utrecht central station has a direct train connection with Schiphol that takes 25 minutes.

We can provide you with  a list of hotel suggestions.

"The training is exactly what the name implies. Very practical, especially aimed at the own work environment. I can directly use what I have learned. At the end of the training I had the right tools to better implement contract management in our own organisation. "
Henk van der Pol

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