Contract Administration in the Public Sector

Jul 8, 2015, 17:28 PM
These educational activities meet UPPCC’s criteria for 'Continuing Education – Accredited'

Contract Administration
in the Public Sector

Contract Administration in the Public Sector

Duration:  3- Day Course 
Instructor:         NIGP Certified Instructor Team Member
Contact Hours:  24 hours
CEU Credits*:  2.3 

**Check the Course Catalog for required attendee minimums

NIGP's Foundation courses provide essential knowledge for you to better understand and master the world of public procurement. These courses connect you to content relevant to the CPPB and CPPO certification exams.

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3 day courses:

Standard pricing:

Institute Members - $700

Non-Members - $900

Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

*NIGP is authorized by IACET to offer 2.3 CEUs for this program. To learn more about IACET and CEUs, visit


Intended Audience

This class is designed for contract managers at every level. Contract managers with significant experience will find the material to be useful, as it examines contract administration in the context of 21st century contract challenges. Material addresses contracting from a global perspective, i.e. unique statutes and/or regulations may be mentioned; however the material transcends state or national level interest by offering a look at the process and best practices that have application regardless of unique laws and regulations that may govern within a particular jurisdiction.



Though no prerequisites are stipulated for this class, successful participants should have one to two years of public procurement experience prior to enrolling. Others may find completion of Introduction to Public Procurement to be of benefit.



Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Identify and define terms, concepts and principles of the contract administration process
  • Describe the steps needed to design, develop and formulate the CAP and PAP
  • Given a contractual problem or issue describe an appropriate remedy
  • Identify and define contract modification types, uses and applications
  • Describe dispute resolution methods
  • Describe how contract administration can be continually improved to enhance contract performance in accordance with the commonly accepted practices of the profession


Course Outline

The following is an outline of the material that will be covered in this three-day course. Practical examples, group exercises and case studies will be utilized during the entire course.


Day One:

  • Introduction to contract Administration
  • The Parameters and Value of Contract Management
  • Considerations
  • Planning for Performance
  • The Contract Administration Team: Roles and Responsibilities

Day Two:

  • Initial Contract Administration Activities
  • Software Management: The Contractual Perspective
  • Inspection and Acceptance
  • Contract Modifications
  • Data Deliverables

Day Three:

  • Delays in Contract Performance
  • Disputes and Appeals
  • Contract Payments
  • Contract Termination
  • Contract Closeout Activities
  • Post Test

This outline may be modified slightly at the course instructor’s discretion.

The instructor has no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of this seminar and no financial interest in NIGP.


Requirements of Participants to receive CEU Credits

  • Attendance at the entire course. A sign-in sheet will be available each day the class is in session. Daily sign-in is mandatory to be eligible to earn CEU credits
  • There is a final, open book exam. In order to receive credit for the course, participants must achieve a passing score of 70%.
  • NIGP will not issue partial CEU credits
  • An evaluation form must be completed and returned to the site coordinator prior to the completion of the course

For NIGP’s complete Continuing Education Units (CEU) Policy Statement click here.


NIGP Course Cancellation Policy:

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer’s name and contact information in lieu of payment information.

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