Contract Law Performance

Mar 17 - Apr 27, 2025
2.4 credits

6 Weeks

3-8 Hours/Week


Course Type:

2.5 CEUs

Course Description

Contract law can seem overwhelming when working in procurement and contract management, especially when you're searching for specific answers to your exact issues. That's why this course from Oregon State focuses on contract law fundamentals with an emphasis on common real-world situations. This course will help you build your contract law knowledge and reinforce essential contract law principles.

You will have an opportunity to participate in discussion boards and projects in order to build your professional network and increase your contract law performance knowledge.



  • Explore the many phases of managing contracts successfully through completion
  • Focus on terms and conditions
  • Review intricacies of change management
  • Implement effective communication
  • Understanding claims procedures
  • Identifying risks and more

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.