Contract administration involves the management of existing government contracts by the issuing government agency. It reviews the contractor’s performance throughout the contract and post-contract period to ensure positive business outcomes for both parties.
What Is Involved In Contract Administration?
Contract administration involves all aspects of government contracts after they are awarded to your organization. This includes contract support, requests for contract modification, requests for equitable adjustment (REA), change orders, and contract dispute act (CDA) claims.
With PHA, your organization has a team in its corner that provide you with contract administration support throughout the planning, negotiation, execution, and post-contract phases of government contracts. Our team understands the role of contract administrators and ensures you are in compliance with all regulations and requirements.
Change orders, also called variation orders, refers to any change or variation in your contract. This could be as a result of a contract modification or REA, or it could be due to changing government agency needs. Change orders are intended to protect government contractors from being pressured to perform work that is beyond the scope of their contract. PHA provides you with useful knowledge and consulting about change orders and how to use them to your advantage.
Contract Dispute Act (CDA) Claims
The Contract Disputes Act (CDA) of 1978 provides a system for litigation and settling contract disputes between contractors and government agencies. If your organization feels the contracting agency broke the terms of the contract, then you can submit a CDA claim. PHA provides consulting and support services for all CDA claims your organization makes.
Requests For Contract Modification
A contract modification, or a contract change request (CCR), is a proposal presented to your contracting officer to change the scope of the project. This could be to change the delivery date for goods and services, add tasks to the contract, and/or expand the budget (among many other purposes. PHA understands the contract modification process and is here to assist you throughout the administration of a contract modification.
Requests For Equitable Adjustment (REA)
A request for equitable adjustment (REA) is a request proposal to your contracting officer (CO) that establishes an increase in compensation when project requirements change. This ensures that the government agency pays fair market value for the goods and services that your organization provides.
As one might expect, this process is often filled with complexities and negotiations. In most cases, negotiations and process technicalities simply are not the organization’s specialty, and we provide consulting services throughout the REA process. This allows your organization to rest assured that the process is handled properly, and it enables your top executives and employees to instead focus on the important daily operations of your organization.
Contact The Government Contract Administration Consultants At PHA
We work primarily with private organizations within the healthcare industry (and similar industries) that bid for and complete federal contracts. Contact PHA by phone at (703) 214-9282 or schedule a consultation online for more information about contract administration and how our associates can assist you.