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Contract Formation

A required course in the Contract Management Certificate Program.

Course Description

Gain a working knowledge of stakeholder requirements, negotiation practices, applicable common law, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and other local, state and federal regulations and laws that must be adhered to throughout the formation process. Explore contract wording, intent, internal business requirements and practices, risk management, sourcing methods and other factors influencing the formation and drafting process.

NOTE: This course uses live sessions via Zoom.  A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $790
  • April 01, 2024 to June 09, 2024
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00170
  • ID/Units: MGMT X407.3  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Spring 2024


Virginia A. Suveiu, Esq., counsels on regulatory compliance and commercial law matters, including contract life cycle and negotiation. She is Chief Safeguard Officer at Balance To Success and Of Counsel at Volkov Law Firm. She is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Risk Management and the Law. Virginia is a mediator and arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce, the Orange County Bar Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Contract Management Association-Orange County. She is affiliated with and has been invited to speak to professional organizations on business law-related issues. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Virginia has held numerous positions in academia, including as founding dean and professor, instructor and developer. In 2016, Virginia was given the Distinguished Instructor Award by UCI DCE.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780982838518

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START04/01/2024Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC04/11/2024Thursday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/09/2024Thursday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC06/06/2024Thursday7:00 PM8:00 PMZoom---
END06/09/2024Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---