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Texas LBJ School

Executive Oversight of Contract Management

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Aug 19—20
2 days
Austin, Texas, USA
USD 825
USD 412 per day


The Executive Oversight of Contract Management course equips state agency, local government and higher education managers to more effectively oversee contract managers.

This course will equip state agency, local government and higher education managers who supervise individuals with contract management duties to more effectively oversee the contract managers in their line of supervision. It provides high-level but practical information about ways government managers can monitor individuals who procure, negotiate and/or manage contracts. Best practices will be highlighted as well as the principal risk to positive contract management outcomes.


This new course was developed in response to numerous requests from senior and executive managers for critical information and questions-to-ask that will help ensure contracts are being monitored and performance outcomes are on track.

The course's emphasis will be on how to effectively support and guide those who are responsible for day-to-day procurement and contract management activities. Each course module will conclude with a set of sample questions that can be asked of individuals with contract management responsibilities to ensure their activities are at the appropriate level of accountability, efficiency and compliance with government policy.

More About the Instructor

Randy Fritz is an expert in Texas contract management policies and operations. The course he developed, Contract Management in Government, has consistently received high evaluation scores from the more than 600 state agency contract managers who have taken it.

Previously, he oversaw contract management activities for the Department of State Health Services as its Chief Operating Officer. He was also responsible for one of the state’s most significant outsourcing initiatives: the original eligibility and enrollment services contract for Medicaid and CHIP.

Who should attend

Managers not directly involved as a contract manager but who are responsible for contract oversight.

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