Advanced Contract Administration

This event qualifies for 11 CLPs

To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been moved to online-only due to COVID-19 concerns.


Many government contractors surprising learn the easiest part of government contracting was actually obtaining their contract—and even that was an arduous process.  But nothing can be more complicated and fraught with risk than the challenge of administering your contract.  There are myriad compliance issues, deliverables, change orders/modifications, reporting requirements.  Failure to provide stellar contract administration can result in many unintended consequences which could result in a poor rating in the Contracting Performance Assessment System (CPARS), affecting the contractor’s ability to receive future contract awards.  Depending on how egregious non-compliance is could ultimately lead to termination of the contract for cause/default, and potentially result in the contractor’s suspension and debarment from doing business with the Federal government.


This fast-paced two-day course focuses on increasing contract compliance while reducing contractor risk.  The class addresses tackling the most complex issues in Federal contract administration including bilateral and unilateral modifications/change orders, cure notices, show cause notices, the Disputes Statute, time extensions, delay and impact claims, requests for equitable adjustment, subcontracting requirements, post-award size status changes, novation agreements, flow-down requirements, payment issues, and much more. Enhance your skills with our hands-on workshop.


Course Topics

  • Labor standards applicable to Federal contracts

  • Change orders (bilateral and unilateral)

  • Deliverables

  • Cure Notices/Show Cause Notices

  • Suspension/Debarment

  • Contractor Performance Assessment and Reporting System

  • Disputes

  • Contract Terminations (for Convenience of the Government, Termination for Cause/Termination for Default

  • Contractor Purchasing Systems

  • Make or Buy Program

  • Procurement integrity and OCIs

  • Significant contract terms

  • Contracting Officer’s authority vs. Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR)

  • Post-award size status changes

  • Subcontracting plans & good-faith efforts

Live Class Includes:

  • Breakfast

  • Light refreshments

  • Course materials

Speaker and Presenter Information

Wayne Simpson, CFCM, CSCM

Wayne Simpson is retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after 38 years of federal service. He served as the Executive Assistant to VA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics where he was the primary staff advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, who serves concurrently as VA’s Senior Procurement Executive and Debarring Official. Wayne’s federal experience is significant and provides him with a unique combination of skill sets, knowledge, and insight into acquisition operations and procurement opportunities. He also has a keen understanding of the interrelation of federal contracting and small business programs and the challenges presented by their often competing interests.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise in pre-solicitation, pre-award, and post-award areas of Federal contracting.
  • Significant knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation.

  • Demonstrative small business advocate, subject matter expert in the Veterans First Contracting Program at VA.

  • Significant knowledge of the Federal Supply Schedule Program, compliance and contract administration issues.

  • Subject matter expert on Federal small business programs, and their often competing interests in the conduct of Federal acquisitions.

  • Analytical capabilities in reviewing contract documents and developing courses of action necessary for contract administration issues and compliance.

  • Expertise in all facets of Federal subcontracting requirements and program execution and administration.

  • Significant experience and expertise in working with Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation (FPDS-NG).

Event Type

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Tue-Wed, Jun 9-10, 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm ET


Client Price:  $716.00
Price:  $795.00

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