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Course Description

Two people reading and signing contracts

Utilize the strategies, tools and techniques that streamline the complexities of the contract management process, while learning how to minimize risk and maximize the results.

Delve into the various stages of contract management—from development to dissolution—and explore the considerations and key supplier/vendor activities at each stage and examine the essential components and formal requirements of a valid contract, and how to accurately interpret terms and clauses.

Gain the strategies and tools for performance management, alternative dispute resolution, and the mitigation and management of contractual risks.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the essential components and formal requirements of a valid contract
  • Interpret written contract terms and important clauses
  • Identify risks that may exist within a contract and strategies available to mitigate when risks occur or are anticipated—such as non-compliance, contract breach, protest, sureties, SLA’s, termination, etc.
  • Understand the key activities of supplier/vendor relationship management over the life cycle of a contract— including non-compliance, non-performance, performance/compliance evaluation and supplier/owner responsibility
  • Demonstrate an understanding of alternative dispute resolution and the strategies to seek resolution for contractor non-compliance  

Course Topics

  • Pre-Contract Phase
  • Writing a Contract
  • Contract Executions
  • Managing the Contract
  • Contract Revisions
  • Contract Audits
  • Contract Renewals
  • Continuous Improvement

Job Market Overview

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Participation 10%
Assignments 50%
Final Examination 40%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

Sponsoring Partner

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Contract Management for Supply Chain Management
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
November 01, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 02, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 09, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 16, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
November 23, 2022
Type
Final Examination
Days
Friday
Time
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
November 25, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Early bird registration ends 60 days ($855.00) and 30 days ($895.00) prior to the start of the course. Regular registration is less than 30 days prior to the start of the course ($955.00).

If due to extenuating circumstances there is a need to reschedule, the rescheduled class will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 , 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. (or portion thereof), and the Final Exam will be rescheduled for Monday, November 28, 2022, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. ET.

CourseLink access begins Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. ET.

Remote Delivery Orientation - CourseLink & Zoom: Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET. Note: If you have already attended a Remote Delivery Orientation for a course in this certificate program you are strongly encouraged to do so.

This course is delivered remotely in real time and uses the following:

* CourseLink (The name for the University of Guelph learning management system)

* Zoom (Video conferencing service for virtual meetings/classes)

You will need the following:

* Computer

* Webcam (Built-in or USB plug-in)

* Headset or a Microphone and Speaker (Built-in, wireless, or USB plug-in)

View the Technical Considerations for CourseLink and Zoom.

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