This FAI-compliant course is the third in the Fundamentals
of Contracting curriculum designed to instruct the student
in all of the knowledge, skills and abilities required
of the journeyman contract specialist. This course takes
the student through the various facets of post award
contract administration, covering everything from the
post award orientation conference to contract closeout.
Lecture-discussion is heavily supported by practical
exercises and case studies to cover a comprehensive
group of learning objectives required by FAI. Students
are taught the concepts by the instructor, and are then
expected to demonstrate their knowledge by completing
individual and group exercises.
The target audience for this course consists of members
of the contract specialist (GS-1102) career path. Others
involved in contract administration activities could
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category,
2 semester hours in Business Administration, Federal
Acquisition, Public Administration, Procurement Management,
Upon successful completion of this course, the student
will be able to:
for contract administration
Conduct a post award orientation
Monitor contractor performance and resolve problems
Select and pursue a formal contract remedy
Modify contracts and exercise options
Terminate contracts for convenience, cause or default
Close out contracts and recognize fraudCourse Content
of Contract Administration
the awarded contract and contract administration requirements:
-Identify and describe applicable processes and procedures
for postaward orientations, subcontracting, government
furnished property, labor issues, and environmental
a contract and a request to modify:
-Differentiate between commercial and noncommercial modifications.
-Recognize the process for modifying a commercial contract.
-Determine the process for exercising an option.
-Describe the claims process.
-Prepare a contract modification.
a contract with a quality assurance plan and a performance
-Determine the appropriate quality assurance procedures.
-Determine surveillance required by contractor and government
personnel to ensure monitoring, inspection, and acceptance
criteria are met.
-Determine when a stop work order should be used and its
-Conclude whether delays are excusable and if consideration
-Recognize remedies available for commercial and noncommercial
-Describe procedures for developing and reporting contractor
-Recognize contractual payment or accounting terms and
-Identify invoice and payment procedures.
-Identify contract financing and request for assignment
-Recognize the types of commercial financing and their
implications for contract administration.
-Recognize the terms "accounting system," "estimating
system," "cost accounting standards," and
a contract situation:
-Recognize the similarities and differences between
terminations for commercial and noncommercial contracts.
-Determine whether to terminate for convenience for
a commercial or noncommercial contract.
-Identify the reasons for a termination for default
on a noncommercial contract.
-Determine the adequacy and appropriate remedies for
a termination for cause on a commercial contract.
-Prepare a termination notice.
a contract scenario:
-Describe the process for properly closing out a contract.
-Recognize when a contract is complete.
-Recognize indications of fraud and exclusion or other
civil or criminal offense.
-Perform a contract closeout.