Course Summary
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5 days (40 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Introduction to Business Administration, Construction Contracting, or Contract Administration


The course objective is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform the critical duties associated with the contract administration phase of the acquisition process.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Conduct a post award orientation
  • Modify contracts and exercise options
  • Select and pursue a formal contract remedy and recognize fraud
  • Identify the methods to finance commercial and noncommercial item contracts
  • Plan for contract administration
  • Make decisions regarding a contractor's use of subcontracts
  • Monitor a contractor's performance and resolve problems
  • Identify and address delays in performance
  • Identify and resolve contract disputes
  • Examine labor laws, government property, intellectual property, and environmental protection regulations
  • Identify methods to finance commercial and noncommercial item contracts
  • Close out contracts

General Course Topics:

  • Contract administration planning
  • Post award orientation
  • Subcontract administration
  • Performance monitoring/quality assurance
  • Delays in performance
  • Contract modifications, adjustments, options, and orders
  • Formal remedies
  • Disputes, claims, and terminations
  • Administering miscellaneous terms and conditions
  • Financial matters
  • Contract closeout
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials