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Who should attend:

Owners, vice presidents, directors, managers and contract administrators with years of experience in managing federal government contracts. Federal Government Contacting Officers, COTRs, CORs and other procurement specialists wanting more and in-depth training on administration.

Prerequisite:

Should have at least 3 years of experience in contract administration. Previous courses in Basics, Federal Acquisition Regulations, or other entry and mid-level courses on managing and administration of government contracts are encouraged first.

What you will learn:

Advanced Government Contract Administration Workshop is a custom crafted program taught by the nationally recognized authority on contract administration, Professor Ralph C. Nash, Jr., whose leadership, innovation, and insights continue to guide the way in procurement. The foundation of government contracting is contract administration. Without effective, solid administration, any type of government contract whether for a product or a service - large or small - can face enormous hurdles, problems, claims, and disputes. As participants will find, this workshop takes on the substantive issues of contract administration directly and aggressively.

Each day of the workshop will deal with specific, concrete administration problem areas. These areas will be illuminated, dissected, sharply analyzed and resolved -- through discussions, lectures, and problem-solving exercises. Keeping with the advanced nature of this program, you will also learn proven techniques for avoiding disputes. Strategies to use, when disputes do arise, will be covered also.

In short, all of the elements have been carefully selected and crafted to give you the most practical, advanced program on contract administration possible.

Each attendee will receive a copy of the nationally acclaimed text, the newly published fourth edition of Administration of Government Contracts for use during the program and as a desk-reference after the workshop is over. In addition, selected copies of The Nash & Cibinic Report will be used to focus on key issues. By the end of the course, you will be able to use these tools to identify practical, legal, equitable and ethical solutions to problems you are sure to face in contract administration

Materials include:

    • Administration of Government Contracts, 4th Edition, By Professor Nash

    • The Nash & Cibinic Report, Single Copy

Dates and Locations
May 7-8, 2014
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
San Diego, CA
$1370.00
September 10-11, 2014
Waterview Conference Center at CEB
Arlington, VA
$1320.00
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla Government Contracting Week
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arlington, VA and Washington, DC


1. AN OVERVIEW OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

a.     What Is Contract Administration?

b.    The Rules

c.     Where The Rules Originate

d.    The Govt's Authorized Agents

e.     Standards Of Conduct

f.     Liability Of Govt Employees

 

2. INTERPRETING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

a.     Key Definitions

b.    The Goals Of Interpretation

c.     Contract Wording - A Detailed Review

d.    Questions / Problems Following Contract Analysis

 

3. CHANGES IN CONTRACTS

a.     The Changes Clause

b.    Notice Requirements

c.     Change Orders

d.    Causes

e.     Damages

 

4. DELAYS

a.     Excusable

b.    Compensable

c.     Standard Clauses

d.    Causes

e.     Damages

 

5. USING GOVT PROPERTY

a.     Overview

b.    Govt Obligations

c.     Contractor Obligations & Remedies

 

6. RECOGNIZING THE RISKS IN THE PROCESS

a.     Faulty Representations & Statements

b.    Nondisclosures

c.     Warranty Issues

d.    Good Faith & Fair Dealing

e.     Performance Impracticability & Mistakes

f.     Allocating The Risks Fairly

 

7. ACCURATELY PRICING ADJUSTMENTS

a.     Basic Computation Rules

b.    Proving The Amount

c.     Claim Preparation Costs

d.    Defective Pricing Claims By The Govt

e.     Calculating Overhead & Profit Figures

f.     Delay & Impact

 

8. DIFFERING SITE CONDITIONS

a.     The Standard Contract Clause

b.    Type I & Type II Conditions

c.     Contract Breach

d.    Contractor's Duty To Inspect The Site

e.     Govt Disclaimers

f.     Notice & Procedure

g.    Exculpatory Clauses

 

9. INSPECTION, ACCEPTANCE & WARRANTIES

a.     Govt Rights

b.    Inspection Procedures

c.     Rejection & Correction

d.    Acceptance

e.     Express & Implied Warranties

 

10. PAYMENT

a.     Discharge

b.    Contract Payments

c.     Standard Clauses

d.    Prompt Payment Act

e.     Debt Collection Procedures

f.     Remedies & Setoffs

 

11. TERMINATIONS FOR CONVENIENCE

a.     Govt's Rights

b.    Procedures

c.     Constructive Termination

d.    Contractor Recovery

e.     Settlement Principles & Procedures

f.     Partial Terminations

 

12. TERMINATION FOR DEFAULT

a.     Bases for Termination

b.    The Decision

c.     Contractor Defenses

d.    Govt Remedies

e.     Procedures

f.     Damages

g.    Liquidated Damages

h.     Contesting the Termination

 

13. THE DISPUTES PROCESS & ADMINISTRATION

a.     The Process

b.    The Disputes Path

c.     Asserting Contractor Claims

d.    The C.O.'s & The Administrator's Roles

e.     Remedies

f.     Overview Of The Contract Disputes Act

 

 

Ralph C. Nash, Jr.

Ralph C. Nash, Jr. Nationally recognized as one of the leading and most respected authorities in Government procurement.

Ralph Nash’s guidance, insights and innovations have been at the forefront of the contracting profession for decades. Now a Professor Emeritus of Law at The George Washington University, Professor Nash established and became the founding Director of the Law School’s Government Contracts Program. Designed to provide a solid framework for teaching, research and writing in Government procurement, the program is a leading U.S. educational resource in Government contracting today and Professor Nash continues as a vital part of the program.

In addition to an active role in consulting for Government agencies, private corporations, industrial organizations and law firms on procurement matters, Professor Nash continues to educate the contracting community through programs sponsored by educational institutions, professional societies and professional associations. He has served as a member of the governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law and as a Judge on the Atomic Energy Commission Board of Contract Appeals. In addition, Professor Nash is a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association and serves on the NCMA’s Board of Advisors.

Author of one of the most respected texts ever written on a procurement subject-Government Contract Changes-he has co-authored a number of the basic texts on procurement matters, including: Formation of Government Contracts, 3d ed. 1998; Administration of Government Contracts, 4th ed. 2006; Cost Reimbursement Contracting, 3rd ed. 2004; and Competetive Negotiation: The Source Selection Process, 2d ed. 1999. He is the author of theFederal Publications Monthly publication, The Nash & Cibinic Report.

Education

Professor Nash graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1953, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1957.  He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta, and the Order of the Coif.

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
TRAVEL INFORMATION

For guest room reservations at the group rate of $195/night plus taxes. For guest room reservations, please call 800.233.1234 and reference the ""Federal Publications"" room block at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, prior to the cut-off date of April 4, 2014. Rooms are subject to availability.

Guest Rooms at the Government Per Diem: Please note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. Please call Michelle Penney of the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858.552.1234 x2204 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 4, 2014, and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.

As an additional benefit, we are offering a $5 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

Note concerning food & beverage service: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon sweets, and coffee/tea will be provided.

Waterview Conference Center at CEB
1919 North Lynn Street
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22209
TRAVEL INFORMATION

No room block. Nearby hotels include:

Hyatt Arlington (0.2 mi SW)
1325 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA
703-525-1234

Le Meridien Arlington (156 ft. SE)
1121 19th St. N., Arlingotn, VA
703-351-9170

Holiday Inn (0.1 mi W)
1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA
703-807-2000

Marriott Key Bridge (0.2 mi NW)
1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA
703-243-1093

Note concerning food & beverage service: There will be coffee, tea, and water only; no breakfast, lunch, or snacks will be served.

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