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Subcontract Management in Government Contracting 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 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training Virtual Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 18 18
Technical PMP/PgMp 18 18
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 0 0
PMI SP 0 0
PfMP 0 0
  • CEUs: 1.8

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the laws, government policies and regulations – including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) – that apply to subcontracts and subcontract management. With all of the changes that have occurred in procurement, this course is a must for keeping subcontracting activities efficient, profitable and in compliance with government requirements.

Created for government representatives, subcontractors and prime contractors, the course details the subcontracting provisions contained in the FAR. The course also covers key issues of subcontracting today, such as flow-downs, pricing, disputes, payments and terminations. Cases and real-world examples are used to illustrate the application of laws, regulations and management principles and to provide practical solutions to problems frequently encountered by subcontractors and prime contractors.

  • Recognize roles and responsibilities of government, prime and subcontractor
  • Distinguish which contract clauses must flow down to subcontracts and their requirements
  • Understand subcontractor rights and remedies when the prime contractor is terminated
  • Explain the impact of cost or pricing data
  • Manage subcontract-related disputes
  • Overview of Government Subcontracting • Contract privity
    • Government vs. commercial subcontracting
    • Government’s competitive requirement for subcontractors
    • Contractor Purchasing System Reviews
    • “Make or buy” plans
    • Small business subcontracting plans
    • Compliance requirements regarding small businesses
    • EEO clearances
  • Small Business Subcontracting Plans • When they are required
    • Types of plans
    • Procedures for sealed bidding awards vs. negotiated awards
    • Post-award responsibilities of contractor and the government
    • Liquidated damages
  • Advance Subcontracting Notices and Consent to Subcontract • When, why and how to obtain consent
    • Variations in requirements under standard clauses
    • Variations from “make-or-buy” plans
    • Variations in subcontracting plans
  • Flow-down Clauses • Government prime contract clauses
    • Verbatim vs. substantial clauses
    • Mandatory flow-down clauses
    • Deviations from mandatory clauses
    • Optional clauses
  • Subcontract Pricing • Pricing policy
    • Cost or pricing data
    • Pricing regulations and guidelines
    • Recent changes
    • Certification of cost and pricing data
    • Pricing guides
    • Government audits and analysis of data
  • Subcontract Administration • Changes
    • Terminations
    • Payments
    • Claims
    • Severin Doctrine