Effective Contract Management | NIGP

Effective Contract Management

Although a contract administration professional will spend the majority of their time in the solicitation development and contract award phases of procurement, a procurement official’s role in contract administration continues through the management of the contract.

In the process of managing work under a contract, procurement officials need to understand the actions that need to be implemented, in order to prevent and/or mitigate issues that occur during contract performance.

This course covers all contract administration activities that occur after the contract is awarded, with the ultimate goal of managing a procurement contract to a successful completion.

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Online: Effective Contract Management (Member Rate) $100.00
Online: Effective Contract Management (Non-Member Rate) $150.00
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Classify and differentiate “post-award activities” versus “pre-award activities.”
  • Plan and facilitate a contract/project kick off meeting.
  • Use standardized tools and standard operating procedures.
  • Train the project manager and supplier on project monitoring, documentation, and deliverables.
  • Manage rejections and remedies.
  • Successfully mediate and resolve a dispute by a contractor.
  • Successfully modify a contract.
  • Make a decision to terminate a contract.

Intended Audience

This course is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  

Delivery Formats Available


Contact Hours






Designed for public procurement professionals who are new to the profession or have 1-5 of experience.

UPPCC Domain Alignment

Domains 1, 3, & 4

Available in this learning format...


This format is 100% self-paced and designed for those who want complete control of their schedule and learning timelines. Sessions are pre-recorded with lifetime access, ensuring there’s no expiration date.

Learn on your schedule

On-demand training is for professionals who prefer to develop the skills they need on their time and at their pace. Learners can start, stop and rewind the lessons at your convenience.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete, learners must:

  • Complete all course modules.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.