Acquisition Management and Contract Administration

Course #MN3315

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course focuses on the management functions and decision-making techniques involved in the award and administration of Best Value competitively negotiated contracts. The first phase of the course concentrates on the source selection phase of the acquisition process; specific topics include acquisition planning, market research, source selection planning, proposal development, solicitation management, source selection evaluation, contract award, and contractor debriefings. The second phase of the course emphasizes the performance phase of the acquisition process; specific topic areas include organizing for contract administration, transitioning to performance, quality management, subcontract management, financial management, performance monitoring, change management, and contract closeout. Emphasis is on the use of legal case studies and practical exercises.

Included in degrees & certificates

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  • MN3303
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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