National Education Seminar: Key Contract Terms and Conditions

  • February 7, 2019

  • Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • Address: 2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE
  • How to find us: Sheraton Uptown
Early Registration Deadline:
Jan 4, 2019
Advance Regular Price Member: $
Advance Regular Price Non-member: $
Registration Deadline:
Jan 18, 2019
Regular Price Member: $
Regular Price Non-member: $
Rio Grande

National Education Seminar (NES) –Key Contract Terms & Conditions

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 8:00am until 4:30pm

Event Description:

Join the NCMA Rio Grande Chapter as we host a full-day education and networking seminar. Attendees will receive extensive hands-on learning and opportunities to network with peers. Participants will earn 7 CPE/CLPs.

Please see the Rio Grande NCMA chapter website ( to register for this all day event.  The course will be taught at the Sheraton Uptown, 2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuqueque, NM 87110. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Course Description:

Key Contract Terms and Conditions is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) reviews the most important terms and conditions that must be negotiated-presented from three practical, day-to-day contract management perspectives: U.S. federal government buying, industry selling, and industry buying.

 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 terminations for convenience, stop work, and terminations 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


Our instructor for the day will be Jim Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow. 

Jim has 33 years of contracts and supply chain experience in government and industry.  Jim holds several professional certifications in subcontract management, compliance, contracting, supply chain, and supplier diversity.  Jim has been honored with the NCMA Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award, NCMA Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, the NCMA National Achievement Award, and the NCMA Education Award (twice).  Jim served on the NCMA Board of Directors.  He is the author of four articles in NCMA’s Contract Management magazine. He has presented at seven NCMA World Congresses and at numerous NCMA National Education Seminars, Webinars, and Chapter meetings.  Jim is the author of the book “Subcontract Management from A to Z”.  Jim is the co-author of the book “Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials” and the book “Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and Conditions”.


  • Early Discount by January 4, 2019:
    • Member- $300
    • Non-Member $350
  • Standard Registration after January 4, 2019:
    • Member - $325
    • Non-Member - $375