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Government Contract Law

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
SHOW CREDIT DETAILS
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training Virtual Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 28 28
Technical PMP/PgMp 28 28
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 0 0
PMI RMP 0 0
PMI SP 0 0
PMI ACP 0 0
PfMP 0 0
PMI PBA 0 0
  • CEUs: 2.8
  • CPEs: 33.5
  • Field of Study: Management Advisory Services
Synopsis

This course focuses on the basic legal principles involved in federal government contracts. You’ll get expert analyses of the fundamental principles of the common law rules, statutes, regulations and policy pronouncements as interpreted by the federal court and board of contract appeals decisions that form the foundations of government contract law.

You’ll obtain a practical knowledge of the law and an understanding of how it is applied on a daily basis, as well as find out about recent changes, new developments and anticipated trends. Class discussions of significant government contract cases, a key feature of the course, provide excellent examples of the many rules, statutes, regulations and court and administrative board decisions that you must consider when preparing government contracts.

You’ll also learn how government contracts differ from standard contracts.

Learn
  • Determine what the contract says - and why 
  • Describe rights, responsibilities and remedies in government contract law 
  • Identify the unique features of government contracts 
  • Analyze federal legislation and judicial and administrative decisions and determine their impact on government contracts 
  • Improve your ability to use the legal assets available to you

This course uses digital materials.

Topics
  • First Steps
    • Constitutional separation of powers
    • Delegation of power
    • Authority to contract
    • Agents of the government
    • The public need
    • The basics of government fiscal law
  • Fundamental Contract Principles
    • What’s required
    • Where the problems arise
  • Bases of Government Contract Law
    • Statutes and regulations
    • Case law from courts
    • Administrative boards
    • Executive orders
    • DOD directives
    • OMB circulars
    • OFPP policy letters
    • GAO decisions
    • Subsidiary services regulations
  • Contract Types
    • Fixed-price
    • Cost-reimbursement
    • Incentives
    • Indefinite delivery
    • Others
  • Specifications
    • Functional
    • Design
    • Brand name
    • Unduly restrictive
  • How the Government Contracts
    • Sealed bid
    • Negotiated procurements
    • The protest process
  • The Government’s Socioeconomic Policies
    • The contract as a furthering device
    • Key implementations
  • Inspection, Acceptance, and Warranties
    • The what/when/how of inspection
    • Bases for rejection
    • Remedies available for rejection
    • Acceptance
    • Warranties
  • When Government Property Is Involved
    • Types
    • Differing levels of responsibility
    • When government-furnished property is late or defective
  • Ability to Make Contract Modifications
    • Modification or new procurement?
    • Change orders
    • Other modifying clauses
  • Equitable Adjustments
    • Situations calling for equitable adjustments
    • Measurement techniques
    • Allowable costs
    • Negotiating the correct profit element
    • Deductive adjustments
  • Intellectual Property under Government Contracts
    • Patents, technical data, and copyrights
    • Differing protective devices for each
    • How much protection for contractors?
  • Termination for Convenience
    • The right to terminate
    • Procedures
    • Allowable costs
  • Termination for Default
    • Bases
    • Procedures
    • Defenses
  • Contract Disputes
    • Contract Disputes Act
    • Contracting officer’s authority
    • The disputes procedure
    • Equal Access to Justice Act
    • Alternative disputes resolution
  • Remedies Available to the Government
    • Truth in Negotiations Act
    • Civil
    • Criminal