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The Professor’s Forum September 27: The Role of the Contracting Officer

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm




The contracting officer plays a pivotal role in the Government contracting process. She is a required player in contract awards, contract changes, contract terminations and contract disputes. Despite the importance of the contracting officer, contractors and Government personnel alike often behave as if they are oblivious to the need for a contracting officer’s involvement in every stage of the life of a contract. Join Professor Ralph Nash and Tim Sullivan as they discuss the roles and the duties of Government contracting officers, the challenges they face, and the reasons they play such an important role in every Government contract.
Each registration allows for one person to log in. Your team members can join you in a conference room for no additional cost. Additional logins for those located in other offices, working remotely, or otherwise unable to participate with the registrant can be purchased for $200 each.

Dates & Topics

Last Thursday of the Month (*exception)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (ET)

January 25: Bid Protests
February 22: The Role of Past Performance
March 29: Delays
April 19*: Resolving Disputes
May 31: Alternate Methods of Assessing Contractor Capability
June 28: Negotiating for Best Value
September 27: The Role of the Contracting Officer
October 25: CPAF vs. CPIF

*topics are subject to change*

Continuing Education Credits


2.0 credits per session; 16.0 credits for entire series.

CPE (Business Law/Finance/Management Services/Regulatory Ethics)

1.5 credits per session; 14.0 credits for entire series.


1.5 credits per session; 12.0 credits for entire series for AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, VA, WI (if you need CLE for a state not listed, call us.)


0.15 credits per session; 1.2 CEU for the entire series.


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.5 PDU credits per session; 12.0 PDU credits for entire series.





John Plinke

The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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