CON 1400: Contract Post-Award

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7 Days

Course Description

Build a foundation of essential skills and competencies for managing contracts and ensuring contractor performance meets contractual requirements. This course poses challenges such as: How do you administer a contract? How do you handle a contract modification? How do you ensure quality of products and services? What kind of oversight does a subcontractor require? How do you handle disagreements with the contractor? You will examine the duties performed by contracting personnel during the postaward phase of the acquisition process and improve your knowledge and skills in managing contract performance.

This course is one of four courses within the Contracting Certification Training Program, based upon specific competencies within the Contracting Training Model. The main objective of this program is to enable contracting specialists to be prepared for a career in the contracting profession.

CON 1400 aims to provide participants with both the government and industry perspective on the management and administration of contracts.

Who Takes This Course: This course is designed for entry-level contracting professionals, and is the fourth and final course in the series that prepares participants for the Contracting Certification Exam.

Course Format: Individual, small-group, and large-group exercises; lecture, discussion, case study, action planning

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the contract administration planning and decision-making processes
  • Summarize the characteristics of contract payment
  • Describe contract communication mechanisms for contract execution
  • Recognize the fundamental concepts that ensure quality assurance in contract performance
  • Summarize the aspects of managing subcontracts
  • Summarize the requirements to maximize small business participation through subcontracting
  • Summarize the characteristics of managing changes during contract performance
  • Describe contract interpretation and disputes
  • Summarize contract termination
  • Outline the key elements of managing contract close out for the buyer and seller
  • Summarize procedures associated with the final disposition of government property as identified in the FAR, DFARS, and Federal Management Regulation
  • Recognize the buyer and sellers’ actions to reconcile the contract for closeout
  • Identify the key elements that comprise the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) and finalize contract
Course Topics
Introduction and Overview
  • Exercise: Participant Introductions
  • Contracting Certification Training Program
  • Exercise: Professional Competencies
  • DAU Contracting Subway Map
Contract Administration
  • Delegating Contract Administration Functions
  • Contractor Oversight: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Contract Payment: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Contract Files and Funds Management
  • Communications: Internal and External
  • Managing Government Property in the Possession of Contractors
  • Exercise: Contractor Cost Information: Post-Award Submission of Cost or Pricing Data
Quality Assurance for Post-Award
  • Exercise: Quality Assurance
Subcontract Management and Small Business Subcontracting
  • Exercise: Subcontract Management and Small Business Subcontracting
Managing Contract Changes
  • Exercise: Managing Changes
Interpretations, Disputes, and Terminations
  • Exercise: Contract Interpretations, Disputes, and Terminations
Contract Closeout
  • Exercise: Contract Closeout

Credits, Certifications & Certificate Program

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POU Credits:


NASBA Field(s) of Study and Credits:

Finance (56 CPEs) NASBA Level: Basic

Questions? Contact our training coordinator via email or phone at (202) 843.5447.

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