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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:

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 Ralph Nash

Dates and Locations
July 22-23, 2015
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
$1370
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations


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

 

 

Faculty TBA

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The Westin Hilton Head Island
Two Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC, United States 29928
8886278551
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
For guest room reservations, please call 843.681.4000 and reference “Federal Publications” to obtain the group rate of $228/night, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until check-out), plus taxes.  Guest rooms at the group rate will be available until June 19 2015, and are subject to availability.

Other hotels nearby include:

Marriott's Barony Beach Club
5 Grasslawn Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 342-1608
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Hampton Inn Hilton Head
1 Dillon Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 681-7900
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Marriott's SurfWatch
10 SurfWatch Way
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(843) 363-3400
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Marriott's Harbour Point and Sunset Pointe at Shelter Cove
4 Shelter Cove Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 686-7070
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Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
22 Harbourside Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(407) 934-7639
https://hiltonhead.disney.go.com/
TRAVEL INFORMATION
For guest room reservations, please call 843.681.4000 and reference “Federal Publications” to obtain the group rate of $228/night, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until check-out), plus taxes.  Guest rooms at the group rate will be available until June 19 2015, and are subject to availability.

Other hotels nearby include:

Marriott's Barony Beach Club
5 Grasslawn Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 342-1608
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hhhbb-marriotts-barony-beach-club/

Hampton Inn Hilton Head
1 Dillon Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 681-7900
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-carolina/hampton-inn-hilton-head-HILSCHX/index.html

Marriott's SurfWatch
10 SurfWatch Way
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 363-3400
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hhhsf-marriotts-surfwatch/

Marriott's Harbour Point and Sunset Pointe at Shelter Cove
4 Shelter Cove Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 686-7070
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hhhpt-marriotts-harbour-point-and-sunset-pointe-at-shelter-cove/

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
22 Harbourside Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(407) 934-7639
https://hiltonhead.disney.go.com/
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