National Eduction Seminar: Key Contract Terms and Conditions

Early bird pricing until March 22nd; group discount for 5 or more people available. Sign up today!

Key Contract Terms and Conditions is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that focuses on the most negotiated contract terms and conditions in the U.S. federal government contracting environment.


Program Description

Key Contract Terms and Conditions is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that focuses on the most negotiated contract terms and conditions in the U.S. federal government contracting environment. “Most negotiated” refers to the amount of upfront time and effort typically required to reach agreement. The seminar will also discuss the negotiation of terms and conditions from three practical, day-to-day perspectives: the U.S. federal government buyer, the prime contractor (as seller and buyer), and the subcontractor.

Every attendee will receive a copy of the Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and Conditions. 

The guide has 20 essential topics organized into the following major headings:

  • General (Risk Management and Subcontracts)
  • Pricing Clauses
  • Delivery and Quality Assurance Clauses
  • Post-Delivery Clauses
  • Changes, Stop-Work, and Termination Clauses
  • Liability Clauses
  • Intellectual Property Clauses
  • Disputes Clauses

At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Implement risk management strategies in negotiating terms and conditions
  • Determine the impacts of the hybrid nature of subcontract terms and conditions
  • Select appropriate contract types and their associated terms and conditions
  • Know the audit rights associated with FAR Part 12, 13, 14, and 15 acquisitions
  • Apply basic delivery and transportation terms and conditions
  • Apply the appropriate contract quality requirements and their related terms and conditions
  • Understand the concept of acceptance and the associated terms and conditions
  • Implement liquidated damages clauses when appropriate
  • Use warranty terms and conditions to reduce risk
  • Evaluate the terms and conditions for bilateral and unilateral changes
  • Negotiate the terms and conditions for termination for convenience, stop work, and termination for default
  • Limit liabilities and risks by negotiating clauses such as insurance, limitation of liability, indemnification, and liability for U.S. government property
  • Obtain rights to use intellectual property and protect intellectual property by using proprietary information agreements and rights in data and software clauses
  • Identify and negotiate an appropriate prime or subcontract disputes clause


Friday, March 29, 2019 8:30AM to 10:30AM

Registration, breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM. Lunch is also included in the price!


UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

15000 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

The Presenter

Jim Kirlin, President, Kirlin Consulting, LLC

Jim Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, has 30 years of contracts and supply chain experience in government and industry and holds 17 professional certifications. He has been honored with the NCMA Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, the NCMA National Achievement Award, and the NCMA Education Award (twice). Kirlin has served on the NCMA Board of Directors and as chair of the policy committee. He has presented at NCMA’s World Congress six times and at numerous National Education Seminars and chapter meetings. He is a frequent contributor to Contract Management Magazine, one of the authors of Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and ConditionsDesktop Guide to FAR Essentials, and author of Subcontract Management from A to Z. In 2015 he was awarded NCMA’s Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award.


Earn 7 hours of Continuing Professional Education (C.P.E.) credits. Registration includes both breakfast and lunch.

Group Discount Offer

Group discount of $25 per person when registering 5 or more people at the same time! Use promo code GROUPNES when registering.

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P.O. Box 231324
Centreville, VA 20120

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