Contract Administration in the Public Sector
Duration: 3 Days
Contract administration covers a multitude of industries including the public sector. Topics pertaining to government and private sector contracts will be covered in this workshop. Students will learn basic processes in setting up contract terms, how to account for change orders (or cost overruns), contract disputes and financial audits. This class is designed for contract managers at every level and will walk participants through the Contract Administration process.
Contract administration includes preparing pricing structures and budgets for contracted projects. This course will teach concepts in cost-price analysis and show students how to develop budget or cost structures for public sector projects. Specific topics of study may include the life cycle of cost elements, supply and demand, economic cost factors and operations cost estimates.
A contract administrator may need to deal with client negotiations or bargains. This course will demonstrate tried contract negotiating techniques. The contract life cycle will be explored, from preparing negotiations and modifying contracts to securing contracts and implementation. The workshop will offer mock negotiations, so that students can learn from real-world, case study experiences.
Contract administration includes the procurement of labor contracts, as well as disputes or discrepancies that may come along with those contract procurements. In this course, students learn how to deal with unhappy customers, contracts that did not meet expectations or failure to make contract payments. Students learn techniques for dealing with each of the aforementioned situations and how to determine if the situations should be handled in arbitration with the help of a third party. This course will also provide information on how to choose arbitrators, how to prepare for arbitration and tools to use for tracking or collecting evidence in an arbitrated case.
Topics Covered In This Course
Introduction to contract Administration
Defining the Parameters and Value of Contract Management and Contract Administration
Considerations for Affecting Contract Administration during the Formation Period
Planning for Performance
The Contract Administration Team: Roles and Ethical Responsibilities
Initial Contract Administration Activities
Software Management: The Contractual Perspective
Inspection and Acceptance
Delays in Contract Performance
Disputes and Appeals
Contract Closeout Activities
What You Can Expect
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
Who Should Take This Course
This class is designed for contract managers at every level and will walk participants through the Contract Administration process.
Contract and project managers with experience will find the material to be useful, as it examines contract administration in the context of today?s contract challenges.
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities and case studies.
Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken within a year.
You can also buy "Verhoef Vouchers" to get a discounted rate for a single student in any of our public or web-based classes. Contact your account manager or our sales office for details.
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