Considered primarily immediately after contract award, it is ideally during the selection process that the contract administrator should be identified and allowed to participate in the preparation of the contract administration plan.
A contract administration plan contains all the details of the contract necessary for monitoring contractor’s, supplier’s or service provider’s performance over the life of the contract.
A contract administration plan also identifies all deliverables due over the life of the contract and how inspection and reporting on the contract will be carried out, and by whom lien.
The contract administrator must be familiar with all contract milestones and terms and conditions in order to properly monitor and evaluate performance, and identify any instances of non-compliance as they may arise.
Finding a quick resolution to any discrepancies identified during contract implementation, helps to avoid undue delay in contract completion.