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August 24 @ 12:30 pm - August 25 @ 5:00 pm

The North Carolina Military Business Center is pleased to host the following workshop trainings. Stover & Associates, Inc. will conduct these workshops for the NCMBC.  Stover has conducted management and technical assistance projects and training development since its founding in 1990, and has provided federal contracting-related training under contract with the US Small Business Administration since 2010.

COST. $295 per person, per workshop.  This fee includes the respective days of instruction, participant materials (provided electronically) and the virtual platform use.

REGISTRATION.  Class sizes will be limited to 15-20 attendees per iteration and seating will be provided to those who complete their registration.

MATERIALS.  Virtual credentials and training materials will be emailed out a week prior to the respective workshop.

PLATFORM.  Training will be delivered via the Internet using the Adobe Connect platform.

May 12-13, 2021 or
August 24-25, 2021
All training days will begin at 1230 EST.
Virtual credentials and training materials will be emailed out a week prior to the respective workshop.




  • Understand the Key Elements of a Contract
  • Explain the procedures for a Protest of Award
  • Describe the purpose of Post Award Conferences
  • Explain how to Manage Contract Modifications
  • Cite methods of Managing Terminations
  • Identify Payment Procedures
  • Recognize methods for handling Disputes and Claims

Day 1 (4 hours)

  • Introduction
  • Acquisition Process
    • Overview of the Acquisition Process with focus on the elements beginning with Contract Award and ending with Completion or Termination.
    • Comprehensive review of the Uniform Contract Format (FAR 14.201-1)
    • Exercise – Contract Review
  • Contract Award
    • Award, debrief, contract receipt and review and interpretation.
  • Protest of Award
    • Pre-Award and Post-Award issues that can prompt protest
    • Exercise – Protest Headaches
  • Post Award Conference
    • Purpose and importance of the Post Award Conference, attendees, typical agenda, important discussion topics.
  • Managing and Administrating Contracts
    • Contract Execution/Delivery
      • Subcontract Management
      • Tracking and Documenting Contract Requirements
    • Exercise – The NTS Contract

Day 2 (4 hours)

  • Contract Changes
    • What is a Contract Change?
    • VECP
    • Authority for contract modification
    • Constructive Change Doctrine
    • Change Order Process
    • Exercise – Change Orders/Contract Modifications
    • Pricing Considerations
  • Payment Considerations
    • POC for acceptance
    • Progress Payments
    • Prompt Payment Act
    • iRAPT
    • Exercise – Invoicing and Payment
  • Disputes and Claims and Remedies • _Contract Disputes Act of 1978
    • Formal Claims
    • Types of Contractor Claims
    • Initiation of a Claim (Ctr vs. Gvt. and Gvt vs. Ctr.)
    • Contracting Officer’s Decision
    • Contractor’s Obligations/Rights
    • Appealing the Contracting Officer’s Decision
    • Alternate Disputes Resolution
    • Grounds for Govt Claim against a Contractor
    • Liquidated Damages
    • Exercise – Disputes/Claims
  • Contract Completion
    • Terminations (T for C and T for D)
    • Delays
    • Extensions
    • Contract Closeout
  • Marketing The Business Post Award
    • Relationships/Networking
    • Advertising
    • GSA Schedule/GSA Advantage/E-Library
    • Marketing Tips
  • Summary/Wrap Up


August 24 @ 12:30 pm
August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


North Carolina Military Business Center


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