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Administration of Government Contracts Course

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 26
Technical PMP/PgMp 26
Leadership 0
Strategy 0
PfMP 0
  • CEUs: 2.6

Designed to enhance your skills, career and organization, Applied Administration of Government Contracts presents sophisticated, hands-on instruction for government and contractor personnel. Blending theory, everyday application and proven practices, the course focuses on the most complex aspects of contract administration, including planning, performance issues, modifications, cost monitoring, price adjustments, and disputes. The emphasis is on large, traditionally difficult, multi-task contracts and on the options and responsibilities government and industry administrators have at each key phase.

You’ll learn new ways of assessing, managing and solving complex administration challenges and issues. Through case studies, exercises and real-world examples, you will receive the management tools necessary for handling difficult administration situations successfully, and for reinforcing and building on your management competencies. 

Reminder: Participants who have taken Advanced Contract Administration should not take this course.

  • Manage the key factors that influence contract administration 
  • Use effective techniques for monitoring costs
  • Use new strategies for assessing and solving complex contract issues

This course uses digital materials.

  • Planning for Successful Contract Administration
    • Overview of contract administration
    • Contract administration plan
    • Potential contract administration issues
    • Risk management and contract administration
    • Post-award orientation
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    • Special contract requirements: intellectual property
  • Monitoring for Performance and Quality
    • Planning for quality control
    • Oversight roles and responsibilities
    • Quality assurance surveillance plan
    • Quality control plan
    • Tracking performance
    • Management of performance problems
    • Major and minor non-conformance
    • Monitoring of external issues
    • Acceptance and transfer of ownership
  • Documentation and Evaluation
    • Legal and best-practice reasons to document
    • What to document
    • How to document
  • Monitoring Costs and Payments
    • Monitoring the contractor's cost control
    • Preventing Anti-deficiency Act violations
    • Cost accounting and audits
    • Cost treatment by contract type
    • Typing payment to performance
  • Modifications and Changes
    • Reasons for contract modification
    • Illegal modifications
    • Process for contract modification
    • Approaches for equitable adjustment
    • Adjustments for unabsorbed indirect cost
    • Economic price adjustments
    • Price redeterminations
    • Modifications that reduce contract quality
    • Adjustments for defective pricing
  • Disputes Claims and Appeals
    • Preventing disputes, claims and appeals
    • Dispute, claim and appeal procedures
    • Terminating the contract
  • Final Assessment of Contract Performance
    • When does closeout begin?
    • Routine closeout
    • Quick closeout
    • Assessing the prime contractor's performance
    • Assessing the subcontractor's performance
    • Assessing and improving the government's contract administration