8.5 Days (9.5 Days with reduced hours per day if held online). Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: July 2021 (the 12-23 July 2021 Contract Attorneys Course will be held entirely online using the Zoom platform).
Scope: This course presents instruction on the basic legal concepts pertaining to the authority of the government and its personnel to enter into contracts; statutorily mandated competition requirements; contract formation, including contracting methods, basic contract types, labor standards, and socioeconomic policies; contract administration, including performance, modification, termination, inspection, and acceptance; disputes, including remedies for unsuccessful offerors and appeals; and introduction to procurement fraud.
Prerequisites: Department of Defense attorneys with two years or less of recent government contract law experience. Attorneys must currently be assigned to Department of Defense positions that require them to provide legal advice to U.S. Government contracting officers on contract formation and administration issues, or be designated to fill such positions upon course completion. Individuals who have completed this course within the prior three years are not eligible for enrollment. Paralegals in the grade of E-7 or GS-9 and higher who are assigned to, or on orders for, a position that requires legal support to a contracting activity or command (AMC, MICC, etc.) may attend. Legal Administrators in the grade of CW2 or above may attend. The LCS CSM and Chief Warrant Officer will review Paralegal and Legal Administrator applicants to approve attendance. Attendees may only enroll in one of the following courses per year: Contract Attorneys Course (5F-F10), Government Contract and Fiscal Law New Developments Course (5F-F11).
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