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Basic Contract Administration

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Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1249 O
May 14 - May 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1249 O
Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1249 O
Sep 17 - Sep 21, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1249 O
Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1249 O
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Course overview

You have just signed a contract, but the process does not end there. In fact, it is really just beginning. This course, which complies with the Contract Specialist (CS) Training Blueprint published by the Federal Acquisition Institute, provides guidance needed to ensure that the contract is managed correctly. You identify issues that require action by contracting personnel to ensure that the government receives what it pays for.

Who should attend?

Recommended for all with full-time contract management duties. Others may want to take Comprehensive COR Workshop (ACQI7523D) or Contracting Basics for CORs (ACQI7503D).
Auditors may want to take Auditing Outsourced Government Services (AUDT8235G).

Learning outcomes

  • Plan the administration of a contract
  • Conduct a post-award orientation
  • Monitor a contractor's performance
  • Resolve problems that may arise
  • Apply remedies under the contract
  • Prepare contract modifications
  • Process a dispute, claim or termination
  • Authorize payments under a contract
  • Close out a completed contract

Course outline

Day 1
Class introduction
Administration: paperwork, CEU forms
Course objectives and overview
Lesson 1: The Legal Environment
Lesson 2: Standards of Conduct
Lesson 3: Contract Administration Planning

Contract administration planning exercise
Contract administration plan/outline
Recap of contract administration

Day 2
Lesson 4: Postaward orientation

Reviewing a contract file
Planning and conducting an orientation conference
Postaward orientation exercise and role-play
Recap of postaward orientation

Lesson 5: Performance Monitoring

Performance monitoring issues
Inspection and acceptance
Performance monitoring exercise
Recap of performance monitoring

Lesson 6: Identifying and Seeking Solutions to Contract Problems

Identifying symptoms and causes
Issuing stop-work orders
Dealing with delays
Stop-work order exercise

Day 3
Lesson 7: Contract Modifications and Options

Determining impact of changes
Determining type of modification
Exercising options
Contract modification exercise
Recap of contract modifications and options

Lesson 8: Contract Remedies

Invoking the correct type of remedy
Terminating the contract
Applying remedies exercise
Recap of contract remedies

Lesson 9: Contract Payments

Determining a proper invoice

Day 4
Lesson 9: Contract Payments (continued)

Recap of contract payments

Lesson 10: Financial Management of Cost-Reimbursement Contracts

Limitation of costs exercise

Lesson 11: Contract Closeout

Contract closeout exercise
Recap of contract closeout

Lesson 12: Disputes and Claims

Resolving disputes
Responding to a claim
Recap of disputes and claims

Day 5
Lesson 13: Consent to Subcontracts

Recap of consent to subcontracts

Lesson 14: Assignment of Claims

Recap of assignment of claims

Lesson 15: Property Administration

Steps in property administration
Recap of property administration

Wrap Up
Course evaluation and certificates

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