Aagc-Applied Administration of Government Contracts

esigned to enhance your skills, career and organization, Applied Administration of Government Contracts presents sophisticated, hands-on instruction for government and contractor personnel. Blending theory, everyday application and proven practices, the course focuses on the most complex aspects of contract administration, including planning, performance issues, modifications, cost monitoring, price adjustments, and disputes. The emphasis is on large, traditionally difficult, multi-task contracts and on the options and responsibilities government and industry administrators have at each key phase.
You’ll learn new ways of assessing, managing and solving complex administration challenges and issues. Through extensive case studies, exercises and real-world examples, you will receive the management tools necessary for handling difficult administration situations successfully, and for reinforcing and building on your management competencies.

Reminder: Participants who have taken Advanced Contract Administration should not take this course.

Planning for Successful Contract Administration
Overview of contract administration
Contract administration plan
Potential contract administration issues
Risk management and contract administration
Post-award orientation
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Special contract requirements: intellectual property
Monitoring for Performance and Quality
Planning for quality control
Oversight roles and responsibilities
Quality assurance surveillance plan
Quality control plan
Tracking performance
Management of performance problems
Major and minor non-conformance
Monitoring of external issues
Acceptance and transfer of ownership
Documentation and Evaluation
Legal and best-practice reasons to document
What to document
How to document
Monitoring Costs and Payments
Monitoring the contractor's cost control
Preventing Antideficiency Act violations
Cost accounting and audits
Cost treatment by contract type
Typing payment to performance
Modifications and Changes
Reasons for contract modification
Illegal modifications
Process for contract modification
Approaches for equitable adjustment
Adjustments for unabsorbed indirect cost
Economic price adjustments
Price redeterminations
Modifications that reduce contract quality
Adjustments for defective pricing
Disputes, Claims and Appeals
Preventing disputes, claims and appeals
Dispute, claim and appeal procedures
Terminating the contract
Final Assessment of Contract Performance
When does closeout begin?
Routine closeout
Quick closeout
Assessing the prime contractor's performance
Assessing the subcontractor's performance
Assessing and improving the government's contract administration

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