Introduction to Government Contracting Part II: Post Award Contract Administration

Production Date: July 10, 2017 Practice Areas: Contract Law and Administrative Law Estimated Length: 5414 minutes


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Government procurement provides significant opportunities to sell a vast range of goods and services to public entities. But, the government is not like a typical commercial customer. The rules applicable to entering into and performing a government contract are complex and significantly different that the rules of commercial contracting. Government contracting involves many laws, regulations and practices, which are constantly evolving, that pose serious economic, contractual, civil and criminal risks for all involved. Knowing those rules in advance, is essential to successfully becoming, surviving and thriving as a government contractor.

In this course, which is Part II of a two-part introduction to government contracts, attorneys Raymond Monroe, William “Billy” R. Martin, and Theodore “Ted” Ebert, address post-contract award issues, including contract administration, contract interpretation, the authority of government personnel, and key Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions and clauses, including standards of conduct, codes of conduct/ethics, socioeconomic provisions, domestic preferences, costs, cost accounting, the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data Act (formerly known as TINA), data rights, changes, claims, disputes, terminations, and mandatory disclosure. Part II also covers the unique audit, investigation, civil, criminal, suspension, and debarment risks facing government contractors, the importance of mitigating those risks, and the methodology for mitigating those risks through tailored corporate governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) “infrastructure.”  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the basic principles of what happens after the award of a federal government contract, including the basic principles of contract administration, contract interpretation, and the authority of government personnel
  2. Identify the key contract clauses and regulations unique to federal government contracts
  3. Recognize the unique Changes and Disputes Process applicable to federal government contracts
  4. Grasp the unique audit, investigation, civil, criminal, suspension, and debarment risks facing federal government contractors
  5. Discuss the importance of mitigating the risks of being a federal government contractor through integrated corporate governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) “infrastructure” 

Daniel O.
Bangor, PA

Great course.

Cate C.
Fayetteville, NC

This was an excellent presentation--thorough, practical, and smart.

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Homer Glen, IL


Rondal M.

A very good job of thoroughly discussing at a high level the very complicated subject of Federal contracting

Eric B.
Dallas, TX

Good presenters and materials.

Stephen E.
Crestwood, KY

These guys were VERY good.

John G.
Freeburg, IL

This is almost certainly the most informative CLE (both parts) I've viewed on Lawline. The speakers were well versed, well prepared, and seemed to enjoy the topic area.

Larry Wayne C.
Oakton, VA

Great content and presentation

Allan S.
San Antonio, TX

Very thorough. And easy to listen to.

Adrienne P.
Allen, TX

Very good, knowledgeable speakers

Elizabeth F.
Alexandria, VA

These 3 guys are dynamite!

Kathryn A.
Williamsburg, VA

WOW!! im an engineer and lawyer and have worked in government construction and contracts both in house and as outside counsel and this is hands down the best course on the subject I have ever seen. Thank you.

Richard H.
Salisbury, NC

Excellent. Thank you for providing another excellent opportunity to obtain knowledgeable information on the subject matter.