Changes/Modifications  (1 Day)

FAC-COR Elective Training − All Levels

Perspective: Most contract documents are not perfectly written as issued. Often there is a need to change the language to “clean up” omissions or other errors in the statement of work or add new requirements which were not envisioned prior to contract award.  Modifications may be issued to other technical requirements (e.g., a performance schedule), to add funding, or for purely administrative requirements (e.g., designation of the COR).

This course covers how to properly process a modification; when/how to process special modifications such as change orders, acceleration or stop work orders, and convenience terminations; how to recognize/avoid constructive changes; and how to assess requests for equitable adjustment.


Learning Objectives: After completing this 1-day course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize different types of modifications and when to apply each type.

  • Identify when and how to modify a contract.

  • Prepare a modification request that adequately describes the change and its schedule and/or cost impact.

  • Assess a contractor’s request for equitable adjustment including an analysis of the value of the work added, value of the work deleted, delay and disruption costs, and profit adjustments.

  • Understand the principle of “making the contractor whole” and how it is applied, including the “reasonable cost approach” to equitable adjustments and the “leave-them-where-you-find-them rule.”

  • Recognize when and how acceleration and work stoppage orders may be issued.

  • Evaluate acceleration costs and delay and disruption costs.

  • Recognize constructive changes and how to avoid them.

  • Understand basic principles of convenience terminations and the role of the COR in the termination process.


Hours: 8 hours/CLPs are issued for successful completion of this course. Classroom hours are 8:30 – 4:30.