Course Description

In this course, students will acquire an understanding of the formation and administration of a contract in accordance with Common Law, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Other areas covered include contract types, contracting authority, contract terms and conditions, contract changes, defaults, communication between parties, contract termination, conflict resolution and claims. This course is an introduction to government contracting, giving you the information you need to understand procurement from start to finish as it relates to the U.S. government activities — from acquisition planning through contract closeout. You’ll learn how federal contracting really works, how to find solutions to common problems, how to understand the content of the FAR and contract documents and how the regulatory environment impacts business decisions. You will study the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) in depth. You will use your FAR extensively throughout the course as you research a wide range of topics. You will learn how the FAR is structured, maintained and updated so that you will be able to use it to your full advantage in your ongoing development as a contracting professional. This is important coursework for anyone who manages, monitors, or serves as subject matter experts on contracts.  You will learn the approach to manage contractors, ensure compliance to the statement of work, and ensure contractor performance.

Course Outline

  • Contract Formation
  • Contract Administration
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • Contract Types
  • Contracting Authority
  • Contract Terms and Conditions
  • Contract Changes
  • Defaults
  • Communication Between Parties
  • Contract Termination
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Claims


Contract Management Essentials or Equivalent Experience


12 Hours | 2 Days or 4 Nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Government Contracting
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5:30PM to 8:30PM
Mar 15, 2022 to Mar 24, 2022
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Rate non-credit $1,195.00
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