Contacting the Contracting Officer - CT PTAC

Contacting the Contracting Officer

January 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
FREE Webinar with coupon code CT2020

On January 16th, Dr. James Phillips, Managing Consultant for Phillips Training and Consulting Inc, will be presenting a webinar titled “Contacting the Contracting Officer.”

This webinar reflects on the critical roles that the seller and the buyer have in contractual relationships within the US Federal government. For the Government (buyer), ONLY the Contracting Officer has the authority to change, amend, modify, or even cancel a properly executed contract.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to identify the only person in the US Government that has the authority to change, modify, amend, or cancel a government contract
  • The three formal types of exchanges with a Contracting Officer
  • The differences between formal and informal exchanges
  • The different modes of contact with a Contracting Officer
  • The authority that a Contracting Officer has


Target Audience: Contract managers, product/service team members, sales and marketing persons, and anyone involved in the acquisition of goods and services. This webinar is particularly valuable to those who are new to the US Federal contracting or other public systems.


As a client of CT PTAC, you can attend this webinar at no cost to you. So, if this topic is of interest to you, check out the details below and register today.


Contacting the Contracting Officer

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Instructor: Dr. James Phillips
Cost:  FREE with coupon code CT2020 (Please note our current code CT9102 will be active until January 31st, 2020)


Registration Instructions:

  1. Add webinar to cart.
  2. Enter your code in the Coupon field and click Apply.
  3. Click Proceed to Checkout to complete your registration.
  4. Fill out the registration form and click Place Order.


When you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Govology with your webinar link. If you don’t receive it, contact

If you need assistance with registering, please contact Frank Dixon, Director CT PTAC at




Dr. JAMES N. PHILLIPS Jr., PMP, CFCM, NCMA Fellow, is a contracting practitioner with over 25 years of professional acquisition experience. His experience includes serving as the Managing Consultant for Phillips Training and Consulting Inc.; Intermittent Professor of Contracting for the DAU; Acquisition Chief, Department of VA Affairs National Center for Patient Safety; Contracting Officer for Dept of VA, and Termination Contracting Officer at DCMA.

Dr. Phillips has over 50 articles published in a variety of media, print and online, such as: Contract Management, Defense Acquisition, Federal Manager, The Lean Post, Journal of Healthcare Contracting, GovernmentCIO, as well as his LinkedIn articles. His most recent publications include “Simulation and Scenario Based Training” in Defense Acquisition; “Salient Characteristics” in Contract Management; “Instruction, Direction, and Correction: Managing and Inspiring Today’s Acquisition Professional” in Defense Acquisition; and “Sound Business Judgment, the foundation of contracting professionalism” in Contract Management. Jim has authored two books, The COR Member of the Acquisition Team: The Contracting Office’s Representative’s Guide to Performance and Quality and Understanding Solicitations and Preparing Proposals.