Diving into Contracting

90 Minutes: This webinar will offer participants an opportunity to take a look at some fundamental contracting concepts and then delve into more complex issues associated with terms and conditions.  Topics to be covered include: fixed price vs. cost reimbursement; indemnity, liability, warranty and re-performance; termination for convenience and for default; arbitration and choice of law.  The discussion will include examples of what to watch out for as well as the potential negative impacts to the institution.  The session will also propose strategies for mitigating risk associated with these contract requirements.

Level:   Intermediate

Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of contracting concepts and terminology.

Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

Closed Captioning for the live presentation is now available at no additional fee. Sign in and click on the "Closed Captioning" link in the handouts tab or in the links box in the meeting room to access this feature. 

Member Price: $95
Non-Member Price: $115


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Upon completing the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key elements of a contract
  • Discuss the pros and cons of fixed-price and cost-reimbursement
  • Recognize contract terms that may require institutional review
  • Describe the potential risk inherent in various contract requirements
  • Propose options to mitigate risk in various contract requirements

David Mayo

Director, Office of Sponsored Research

NCURA Distinguished Educator

California Institute of Technology

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

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