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Government Contracting is a Course

Government Contracting

May 15, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023
2.4 CEUs

$625 Enroll

Full course description

6 Weeks

3-8 Hours/Week


Course Type:

2.4 CEUs

Course Description

Government contracting involves a level of detail above and beyond many other areas, and it's critical to effectively manage the various components of these documents and relationships. This course will give you the knowledge needed to successfully manage this area as you learn about requirements for stakeholders involved with the contract and how you can negotiate with these various members.

You'll also cover applicable common law, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and other local, state and federal laws.

In this six-week online course, you will investigate case studies in order to understand the basic principles of law that affect government contracting and the ethical considerations this entails. You'll also cover the changes made by FASA, FARA and ITMRA and the impact that has on government contracting.


Required Material:

Model Contract Terms and Conditions with Annotations and Case Summaries (1st ed.), X.Paul Humbert & Robert Mastice (ISBN-13:978-0692272084)



  • Laws and principles that relate to government contracting
  • Understanding of changes within FASA, FARA, and ITMRA
  • Define and understand business requirements and practices, and learn how to mitigate risk

Course Instructor

Brian P. Gatus

Director of Indirect Procurement at Southern California Edison

Brian P. Gatus leads the Indirect Procurement group for Southern California Edison (SCE). He is responsible for managing over $1.2B in annual spend and leading a team of professionals in delivering effective procurement (sourcing, contracts & negotiations) and category spend management solutions for SCE's indirect procurement and business enterprise supply chain. 

He has a proven track record of success in leveraging spend, optimizing procurement controls, minimizing risk and improving product quality. With over 20 years of public and private sector experience, his areas of expertise include sourcing of various IT/OT hardware and software, complex contract negotiations, logistics, and execution of business process improvements. 

From 2000 – 2010, he served with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s 2nd largest public school district, holding various supply chain leadership roles. He started his professional career in Southeast Asia, holding business operations roles in the construction and textile industries.

Brian is recognized by the National Contract Management Association as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager and by the Institute of Supply Management as a Certified Professional in Supply Management.  He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and an undergraduate degree in Business Information Systems.