Contract Management Training

Operating Practices in Contract Administration


Procurement managers (federal and commercial)

  • Onsite Instructor-led
  • Virtual instructor-led

In Operating Practices in Contract Administration, you’ll address all aspects of effective contract administration — from initial award to final closeout. Special emphasis will be given to successful administration of contracts: problem avoidance, day-to-day operating practices, performance monitoring systems, early detection and correction of nonperformance, payment, contract modifications and working relationships. You’ll learn proven practices for getting contracts off to a solid start, keeping them on track and handling every problem that arises. To obtain maximum benefit from the course, you should have a basic knowledge of the procurement process.

Learning objectives

  • Effectively conduct contract administration and manage change.
  • Interpret contracts and recognize terms and conditions that protect or threaten you.
  • Keep contracts and subcontracts on track every step of the way.
  • Modify, terminate and closeout contracts.
  • Apply hands-on systems for performance monitoring and swiftly spot and correct problems.
  • Document a contract administration plan.


  • Claims administration
  • Contact administration planning
  • Contract pricing
  • Contract change control
  • Contract interpretation
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Cost monitoring
  • Disputes
  • Performance management
  • Pricing and price adjustments
  • Procurement management plans


  • Onsite instructor-led: 4 days - 28 / 3 days - 22.5
  • Virtual instructor-led: 4 days - 28 / 3 days - 22.5