This course provides a framework for examining contract administration by focusing on essential elements of the discipline. It also provides the participant with a focused look at key considerations related to important contract terms and conditions that must be enforced during contract administration. The intent is for the participant to develop a strong understanding of the complexities of contract administration and recognize the importance of planning, monitoring, and proactive insight into and oversight of contract performance.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehensively understand the contract administration process
  • Recognize the various models of contract administration
  • Determine the appropriate contract administration method for a situation
  • Prepare a relevant plan and be a confident participant in the process
  • Evaluate the success of a contract using various evaluation procedures

Course Outline:

The Parameters and Value of Contract Management

  • History
  • Contract Formation
  • Contract Administration

Considerations

  • Mechanisms for Developing Bids
  • Types of Contracts
  • Identifying Contract Risks and Goals

Planning for Performance

  • Administration Plan
  • Assessment Plan
  • Surveillance Techniques

The Contract Administration Team: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Limits
  • Ethics
  • Personnel

Initial Contract Administration Activities

  • Critical Monitoring Areas
  • Contract Files

Instruction and Acceptance

  • Obligation of Both Parties
  • Verify Compliance
  • Receiving and Inspection
  • Post Acceptance Rights

Contract Modifications

  • Types of Modifications
  • Constructive Changes
  • Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA)
  • Pricing and Negotiation of Modifications

Data Deliverables

  • Technical Data
  • Definitions and Parameters
  • Progress Reports
  • Cost Data Reports

Delays in Contract Performance

  • Excusable Delays
  • Non-excusable Delays
  • Compensable Delays

Disputes and Appeals

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Guiding Principles

Contract Payments

Contract Termination

  • Notification Requirements
  • Appeals and Waivers
  • Consequences
  • Alternatives

Contract Closeout Activities

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