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Essentials of Contract Management

Duration: 2 Days 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Hours: 16

Workshop Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to provide essential information to contract personnel to establish a successful contract management program. As it is critical that government properly manage contracts, the workshop is designed to acquaint students with all aspects of the contracting process, including best practices and processes. The workshop contains lecture and discussion; as well as small group exercises and case studies.

Who Should Attend:
  • All contract personnel responsible for the administration or management of public contracts.
  • Anyone who creates or manages contracts.
Workshop:
  • Contract management overview
  • Project planning
  • Preparing the specification
  • The procurement process
  • Contract administration
  • Change management
  • Contract closeout
Benefits of Attendance – participants will:
  • Define roles and responsibilities
  • Learn contract management activities
  • Identify and assess contract risk
  • Discuss ethics in procurement
  • Review specification development
  • Examine contract documents
  • Review the procurement process - including negotiations
  • Understand contract administration responsibilities such as
    • Post award conferences
    • Contract monitoring methods
    • Contract changes
    • Contract closeout

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