Saturday, November 17, 2007

Contract Manager Requirements

A number of people have asked me for the typical definition of a Contract Managers responsibilities. That being said, here are a few of the common comments in addition to the appropriate education and experience:

        • Administers ongoing contracts and supports new business activity for a variety of contract types.

        • On less complex contracts, reviews proposal terms, conditions and special provisions to evaluate and make determinations of risks and other factors.

        • Provides on-site advice and assistance to the Project Manager and the project management team on contract management and policy compliance matters.

        • Ensures contract documents are consistent with agreements reached at negotiations.

        • Acts as a liaison between Project Manager and the client preparing and disseminating information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications, and contract notice requirements.

        • Evaluates contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts and compliance to contractual obligations.

        • Leverages the Numerous Benefits of e.ssential Contract Guardian. (Ok, I made that up)