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Contract Management Principles and Practices

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
e-Training 22.5 15.5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Instructor-led Training 22.5 15.5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virtual Instructor-led Training 22.5 15.5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method e-Training Instructor-led Training Virtual Instructor-led Training
PDU Total 22.5 22.5 22.5
Technical PMP/PgMp 15.5 15.5 15.5
Leadership 7 7 7
Strategy 0 0 0
PMI RMP 0 0 0
PMI SP 0 0 0
PMI ACP 0 0 0
PfMP 0 0 0
PMI PBA 0 0 0
  • CEUs: 2.3
  • PDUs: 22.5

Project managers, contract managers, and other professionals involved in the world of contracts must be able to work effectively together with customers, contractors, and subcontractors to accomplish key organizational objectives. Because contracts are developed in an increasingly complex environment, including the rising use of contracted supplies and services throughout government and industry, a solid understanding of the contracting process is critical and can give you an advantage whether you are on the buyer’s or seller’s side.

Get an overview of all phases of contracting, from requirements development to closeout. See how incentive can be used to improve contract results.

This course explores these vital issues from the manager’s perspective, highlighting key roles and responsibilities to give you greater influence over how work is performed. You’ll also discuss actions that can be taken to help ensure that contractors or subcontractors perform as required under the contract.

Lectures are combined with case studies, exercise and negotiation role-playing to maximize the learning experience. Plus, you’ll receive a comprehensive course materials package, including reference materials specific to each unit of the course.

Effective contract negotiation and administration can ensure project success, speed performance, and reduce risks and costs along the way. Discover the keys to contracting from your perspective in this practical course.

  • Identify contract components and understand the process from start to finish
  • Select the right contract type for your project
  • Decipher contract legalese
  • Choose the offer that will result in the best value for the buyer
  • Agree on objectives, requirements, plans and specifications
  • Negotiate favorable terms and make revisions to the contract
  • Apply rules of contract interpretation in project disputes
  • Administer contracts appropriately, and know when and how to terminate before or upon completion

This course uses digital materials.

  • Award Phase
    • Source selection process
    • Selection criteria: management, technical and price criteria
    • Evaluation standards
    • Evaluation procedures
    • Negotiation objectives
    • Negotiating a contract
    • Tactics and countertactics (buyers vs. sellers)
    • Document agreement or walk away
  • Concepts and Principles of Contract Law
    • Mandatory elements of a legally enforceable contract
    • Terms and conditions
    • Remedies
    • Interpreting contract provisions
  • Contract Administration
    • Key contract administration policies
    • Continued communication
    • Tasks for buyers and sellers
    • Contract analysis
    • Performance and progress
    • Records, files and documentation
    • Managing change
    • Resolving claims and disputes
    • Termination
  • Contracting Methods
    • Contracting methods—competitive and noncompetitive
    • Purchase cards, imprest funds or petty cash
    • Sealed bidding, two-step sealed bidding, competitive negotiation and competitive proposals
    • Reverse auctions
    • Purchase agreements vs. contracts
    • Single-source negotiation vs. sole-source negotiation
  • Developing Contract Pricing Agreements
    • Uncertainty and risk in contract pricing
    • Categories and types of contracts
    • Incentive
    • Fixed-price
    • Time and materials
    • Cost-reimbursement
    • Selecting contract types
  • Preaward Phase
    • Buyer activities
    • Plan purchases and acquisitions
    • Plan contracting
    • Request seller response
    • Seller activities
    • Presales
    • Bid/no-bid decision
    • Bid or proposal preparation
    • Understanding the PMBOK® Guide
  • Teamwork Roles and Responsibilities
    • Concept of agency
    • Types of authority
    • Privity of contract
    • Contractor personnel
  • Understanding the Contract Management Process
    • Contract management definition
    • Description and uses of contracts
    • Buyer and seller perspectives
    • Contract management and the PMBOK® Guide