Advanced Contract Administration

This course is available for On-Site Training only. We will bring this course to your agency or company.
Contact Don Dickson, On-Site Training Manager at (301) 455-5633 or


This class counts toward the FAC-COTR or FAC-P/PM Certification.

This training workshop is recommended for 24 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) toward DAWIA, FAC-C and FAC-P/PM requirements. For information on fulfilling core, elective and continuous learning requirements, Click here to view OMB Policy Letter.

Course Description

With the increasing pressure on the federal government to make contractors more accountable, a growing response has been to enlist the support of a team of technical & procurement personnel with ever greater frequency. These persons are being asked to do a wider array of contract administration functions as well as becoming more knowledgeable about how contractors are selected. This course is tailored to reflect the current duties and challenges this "team" faces: increasing emphasis on quality, better relationships between contractor and Government personnel and between technical support personnel and procurement, as well as stronger project management practices applied to contract management. In addition, the learning will occur in the context of greater understanding and facility with actual contracts and task orders in the face of evolving procurement policy. This class counts toward the FAC-COTR or FAC-P/PM Certification.

Major topics help participants

  • Impart a thorough awareness of how current contract administration works
  • Be clearer about the roles and responsibilities effecting contract management
  • Know how the various clauses work, when concerns may arise & how to handle them
  • Heighten awareness of technical personnel's influence in changes, dealing with inadequate contractor performance, termination & handling ethical concerns
  • Transfer Lessons Learned to other contracts

Partial List of Take Aways

  • Checklists to know the what, when and why in using many contract clauses
  • Six best practices toward effective contract management planning
  • Templates to better manage any contract
  • How to make the most of recent legal and administrative changes
  • Ways to better communicate with all stakeholders
  • Means to do stronger project management of a contract or task order
  • Case Examples of stronger contractor evaluations and what they mean for current
  • and future performance
  • How to keep the performance risk mostly on the contractor

Example Attendees Include

  • Program/Project Management Personnel
  • Contracting Officers
  • CORs and COTRs
  • Procurement Specialists/Analysts
  • Financial Managers

Course Highlights

  • List of spending traps to avoid
  • Practical exercises – learn by doing
  • All courses taught in our professionally equipped training center with ergonomic seating.