Government Contracts: Performance (LAW-654B-001)
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Students will learn about the procurement laws, regulations and principles that govern the world of Federal government contracts. Students will learn about the legal rights of the parties (the government agency and the private contractor) arising from the time a contract is awarded until the work has been completed and accepted, payment is made, and disputes have been resolved. Course objectives include, among other things, providing students with a working knowledge of government contract law, including such areas as the authority of government contracting personnel, how to interpret government contracts, what to do if the contractor encounters a differing site condition, and learning about the forums for resolving government contract disputes. Formation of Government Contracts (LAW-654A-001) is not a prerequisite for this course.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Required Textbook (Textbook may not be available at the American University Campus Store. It can be obtained in digital format via Amazon.)
Administration of Government Contracts, Fifth Edition, by John Cibinic Jr., James F. Nagle, Ralph C. Nash Jr., Commerce Clearing House, ISBN 1454873965
Other course materials, including cases, statutes, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, and articles will be provided on the portal.
First Class Readings
Textbook, Chapter 1, Section II
Textbook, Chapter 1, Section III intro, part A.1, part A.2 intro
Textbook, Chapter 1, Section III, part A.2.c
Reading supplement from Contract Attorney Deskbook (4 pages)
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