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Government Contract Administration

August 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Government Contract Administration: August 2, 9, 16, 2023; 2:00-3:30pm ET

Okay, the government has awarded you a contract.  What happens now?  Our popular Contract Administration training is now available virtually with live instruction over the course of 3 weeks/sessions.  This course focuses on the major aspects of contract administration, and the working relationship between the government and the contractor. We will address the rules governing directed and constructive changes, requests for equitable adjustments and claims, delays, inspection and acceptance, terminations for convenience and default, contract closeout, compliance requirements, and best practices in contract administration. Students will learn the fundamental legal principles the courts and boards of contract appeals apply in interpreting the major clauses that impact contract administration.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand government roles and responsibilities
  • Identify constructive changes.
  • Identify excusable delays and suspensions of work.
  • Learn the rules governing inspection, acceptance and warranties.
  • Identify the grounds for default termination.
  • Learn the rules governing terminations for convenience.
  • Determine how to price adjustments.
  • Learn about compliance rules and risks
  • Understand best practices in contract administration

Dates & Topics

Session 1

  • Overview
  • Government Contracting is Different
  • The Personnel
  • Managing Contract Changes
  • Government Monitoring, Inspection and Acceptance
  • Delays

Session 2

  • Terminations for Convenience
  • Terminations for Default
  • Contract Closeout

Session 3

  • Claims
  • Compliance
  • Suspension and Debarment
  • Best Practices in Contract Administration


Fred Geldon, Steptoe

Richard Lieberman, Senior Government Contracts Professional

Government Contract Administration


John Plinke


Delivery Method
Live Virtual Training