• Business & Economics

Understanding Government Contract Law


Author: Terrence M. O'Connor
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523097760
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
View: 2691
This updated classic offers clear and concise explanations of the basic legal concepts of government contract law for professionals at any stage of their career. Written in straightforward language for contracting officers, contract administrators, contractors, subcontractors, and others in the procurement field, this new edition has been updated with new cases and regulations. The book breaks down the complex arena of government contract law into its three most basic parts: the contracting parties, the contract itself, and legal challenges. It begins by examining key aspects of the contracting officer's job and provides guidance for navigating its different and often conflicting demands. The government contractor's responsibilities and challenges are also outlined. Government contracts come in a lot more varieties than the typical commercial contract, and they also tend to be long and confusing. The second part of the book introduces the different types of legal agreements the government uses to buy the goods and services it needs—and addresses the challenges of writing a perfectly clear contract and guidelines for interpreting an ambiguous one. The book concludes with an overview of the government contract litigation process. This is an essential text for students preparing to do the work of government contracts, an indispensable guide for those new to the work, and a valuable reference for contracting personnel who seek solutions to specific issues they face in their day-to-day work.

    • Law

The Government Contracts Reference Book

A Comprehensive Guide to the Language of Procurement
Author: Ralph C. Nash,Steven L. Schooner,Karen R. O'Brien-DeBakey
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780808028949
Category: Law
Page: 560
View: 3672
Save time and eliminate errors with this quick-reference, A-Z guide to the language of procurement! Successful government contracting requires the use of precise, up-to-date terminology, as well as a firm understanding of current regulatory and case law. This quick-reference guide saves time and makes your job easier by providing ready definitions for more than 1500 terms, phrases and acronyms used in government procurement. Completely up-to-date terminology reflects statutory and regulatory changes, including some 600 terms relating directly to the rules and procedures mandated by various statutes and regulations, including: the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, the Clinger-Cohen Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulation and agency FAR supplements. Written by preeminent experts on government contracts, Ralph C. Nash, Jr., Karen O'Brien-DeBakey, and Steven L. Schooner, The Government Contracts Reference Book provides clear explanations for general terms related to government procurement, as well as agency-specific terms from the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Department of Energy, other agencies. Each explanation includes a summary of where the term is used in the statutes or regulations, including citations to the source documents. Organized in an easy-to-use alphabetical format and fully cross-referenced, this essential reference will help you manage all aspects of the procurement process with greater efficiency and confidence. The ideal starting point for further research! When you need to explore a term or topic further, The Government Contracts Reference Book serves as an invaluable research tool. You'll find: ; Current citations to FAR, DFARS, DEAR, NFS and other regulations, as well as to pertinent statutes, federal court decisions, administrative board decisions, and other important material Frequent references to sources of additional information, including some 50 texts, scores of articles from more than 30 different periodicals and many other types of documents issued by both government and private industry Web and Internet addresses for dozens of government and industry resources are also included Cross-references provided in ALL CAPS for ease of use

    • Business & Economics

Understanding Government Contract Source Selection


Author: Margaret G. Rumbaugh
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523097183
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 538
View: 7874
Your Go-to Resource for Government Contract Source Selection! From planning to protest and all the steps in between, Understanding Government Contract Source Selection is the one reference all government acquisition professionals and contractors should keep close at hand. This valuable resource provides straightforward guidance to ensure you develop a firm foundation in government contract source selection. Government acquisition professionals can reference this book for guidance on: • Preparing the acquisition and source selection plans • Drafting evaluation criteria and proposal preparation instructions • Creating a scoring plan and rating method • Drafting the RFP and SOW • Conducting a pre-proposal conference • Preparing to receive proposals and training evaluators • Evaluating technical, management, and cost proposals • Avoiding protest Contractors can reference this book for guidance on: • Selling to the federal government • Reviewing a draft RFP and providing comments • Participating in a pre-proposal conference • Preparing a proposal that complies with RFP requirements • Developing a strategy for teaming agreements, subcontracts, and key personnel • Negotiating a contract • Getting the most out of post-award debriefings • Filing a protest PLUS! Understanding Government Contract Source Selection provides a source selection glossary, an extensive case study, and sample proposal preparation instructions in the appendices to help you navigate the federal competitive source selection process. This complete guide is an indispensable resource for anyone striving to build their knowledge of government contract source selection!

    • Law

Government Contract Law in the Twenty-First Century


Author: Charles Tiefer,William A. Shook
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594608049
Category: Law
Page: 760
View: 1148
This new book revises, and adds new foci, to the authors' predecessor casebook Government Contract Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2004). It retains the core chapters for a syllabus on the basics of government contracting law. The authors update the core chapters with short, student-friendly, tightly-edited cases. Many cases date from the 2000s, with most of the rest from the 1990s. These present current understandings of issues and doctrines in this rapidly evolving field.As new foci, the authors have greatly expanded the number of specialized chapters treating increasingly important topics. New chapters cover such fast-changing specialties as commercial and IDIQ contracting, intellectual property, health care, construction, government and contractor workforce, false claims and defective pricing, and government takings. Also, the book treats new procedures including protests of task order awards and claims for government breaches of contract.Dozens of fresh notes by the authors cover recent developments such as government acquisition of property rights in software, and contracting in the Afghan and Iraq wars. Tiefer and Shook bring academic and practitioner experience and expertise to their treatment of government contract law.

    • Technology & Engineering

Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts

A Practical Guide for the Industry Professional
Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.,Thomas E. Abernathy, IV,Hubert J. Bell, Jr.,Steven L Reed,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470539763
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 736
View: 2010
Federal Construction Law for Construction Professionals Any firm intent on benefitting from the boom in federal government construction contracts must navigate an increasingly complicated and demanding set of laws, regulations, and practices that govern these projects and the contractors performing them. To help guide you through this maze, here is the updated edition of the easy-to-understand guide to the practical reality of these special requirements, and how managers and owners of construction industry firms can use them to effectively avoid pitfalls on current projects and compete successfully for new projects. Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition walks the reader through actual federal contracts, highlights critical clauses, and simplifies governmental and legal jargon to provide ease of use by the nonlawyer. Updates to this Second Edition include: Coverage of the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Specifics of federal government grants to state and local public construction contracts New insights on Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), BIM, Green Construction, and Web-based project management techniques used by the federal government A revised look at the increasingly detailed business ethics and compliance program requirements for contractors and subcontractors as mandated by the federal government for its contractors A unique Web site at www.wiley.com/go/federalconstructionlaw provides the user with a Table of Acronyms and Terms commonly found in federal government contracts, an extensive list of Web sites of interest to federal government construction contractors, checklists, sample forms, as well as specifications related to innovations in project delivery By making transparent the many rights, risks, and legal responsibilities involved in a federal government construction project, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition provides construction industry professionals—from general contractors, subcontractors, and designers to surety bond agents—with the insight and understanding they need to avoid problems and run a successful project from start to finish.

    • Business & Economics

Federal Contracting Answer Book


Author: Terrence M. O'Connor
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523096683
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 456
View: 4242
Thousands of contracting professionals have relied on the Federal Contracting Answer Book as their trusted guide to the highly regulated world of government procurement. In each edition the book has offered timely and accurate answers to the questions that arise daily in this complex field. Now in its third edition, this answer book is even more comprehensive. Written by experts who have extensive experience working in and teaching government contracting, the book includes all the latest changes and requirements. The question-and-answer format enables quick look-up and a concise presentation of the information. In this edition, new questions and answers have been added on avoiding proposal errors, debriefings, procurement vocabulary, regulatory changes, and best practices. In addition to these updates and revisions, the third edition includes new chapters on earned value management, GSA schedules, and contractor qualifications.

    • Business & Economics

Elements of Government Contracting

Practical Advice for Negotiating and Performing Government Contracts
Author: Richard D. Lieberman,Karen R. O'Brien
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 0808011170
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 177
View: 5411
Elements of Government Contracting combines two previous books, Elements of Contract Formation and Elements of Contract Administration, to make one comprehensive resource. This convenient reference covers the entire procurement spectrum from the beginning of the process through claims and disputes in a straightforward, easy-to-read manner. The first part of this book explains the important elements and issues involved in the formation of government contracts, including the two primary methods of contracting. The next part addresses the factors critical to contract inception, performance and completion, and outlines the rules for contractors in the administration of a government contract. Fully updated, Elements of Government Contracting includes sample letters to contracting officers, as well as practical tips at the end of each chapter. In addition, it has an appendix on how to get a Multiple Award Schedule Contract and avoid pitfalls in performance.

    • Law

Winning Government Contracts

How Your Small Business Can Find and Secure Federal Government Contracts Up to $100,000
Author: Malcolm Parvey,Deborah Alston
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1564149757
Category: Law
Page: 236
View: 6238
Winning Government Contracts shows you the way. It begins at the beginning, assuming no prior knowledge of the government marketplace and its sometimes complicated terminology. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand language by experienced sales and marketing professionals, this book takes you through the registration and bidding process step by step.

    • Law

Accounting for Government Contracts--Cost Accounting Standards


Author: Lane K. Anderson
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1579110509
Category: Law
Page: 1430
View: 9994
Comprehensive and detailed analysis for implementing, complying and keeping current with Cost Accounting Standards for federal government procurement contracts. • Applicability of standards and regulations to contractors and contracts • Explanation of procedures involved in preparing cost impact proposals and making contract price adjustments • Comprehensive analysis and commentary on each standard along with dozens of detailed examples • Discussion of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and significant regulatory issues that affect Cost Accounting Standards

    • Business & Economics

Pricing and Cost Accounting

A Handbook for Government Contractors
Author: Darrell J. Oyer CPA
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1567263542
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 4405
The essential reference to help federal contractors negotiate and maintain profitable contracts—Now in its third edition! This is the essential reference to help federal contractors negotiate and maintain profitable contracts—and remain in compliance throughout the life of the contract. Government contracting rules and regulations have changed significantly over the past six years. This new third edition addresses these changes and more: New thresholds for certification of cost and pricing data Revisions in cost accounting standards Implementation of commercial time-and-material and labor-hour contracts New, stringent ethics requirements Impact of stimulus funding Revised cost principles, including excessive pass-through costs, post-retirement benefits, and travel costs Redirected audit initiatives based on the GAO review of DCAA Plus…changed requirements for bidding…pricing…cost accounting…subcontracting…contract modification…all the information you need to be in compliance with the new rules. No other single book provides as much up-to-date federal procurement cost and pricing information in such a concise - yet comprehensive - format.

    • Law

Federal Government Construction Contracts


Author: Michael A. Branca
Publisher: American Bar Association Forum
ISBN: 9781634259316
Category: Law
Page: 1008
View: 8847
Federal Government Construction Contracts, Third Edition provides an invaluable guide through the myriad of federal government contract regulations, clauses, and case law can present problems and pitfalls for nongovernment contract practitioners.

    • Business & Economics

Source Selection Step by Step

A Working Guide for Every Member of the Acquisition Team
Author: Charles D. Solloway Jr.
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523096454
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 430
View: 5901
The path to successful source selection begins with Source Selection Step by Step: A Working Guide for Every Member of the Acquisition Team. Whether you are new to the acquisition team or an experienced practitioner looking to sharpen your skills, this comprehensive, highly readable handbook will guide you through the entire acquisition process, from designing an effective source selection plan, to preparing the solicitation, evaluating proposals, establishing a competitive range, and documenting the source selection decision. With clarity and frankness, Charles Solloway presents government source selection in a step-by-step guide that offers readers quick access to needed information. In addition to guidance about the process, the book includes: • Techniques to streamline the process and reduce time and expense • Ways to avoid common pitfalls • Alternatives to common procedures that yield better results • Methods to involve contractors more effectively • Definitions of the key terms associated with government source selection. Make this book your first stop for quick and easy guidance on all aspects of government source selection.

    • Business & Economics

Federal Contracting Made Easy


Author: Scott A. Stanberry
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1567263895
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 346
View: 4590
Federal contracting . . . easy? With the fourth edition of Federal Contracting Made Easy, it is! Whether or not you consider federal contracting easy, it is certainly easier with this guide. Used successfully by thousands of contractors and feds, this book offers practical, hands-on, no-nonsense advice. Now in its fourth edition, Federal Contracting Made Easy lays out the entire federal contracting process in a readable and easy-to-understand style. This book covers how government procurement works, what you can do to cut though the red tape to speed your way to winning a contract, who the key players are, and tips for overcoming obstacles. New in this edition: • Discussion of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) • Updates on women-owned small business • New status of service-disabled veteran-owned small business • Expanded list of relevant websites and resources • Introduction to the new System for Award Management (SAM) Whether you are about to enter the competitive world of federal contracting or have been bidding for contracts for years and are now looking for updated information and ideas, this is the book you need. The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts for goods and services every year. This book will help you win a piece of that business.

    • Law

Government Contract Law

The Deskbook for Procurement Professionals
Author: John T. Jones Jr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634258227
Category: Law
Page: 670
View: 7619
"Based on the contract attorney's course of the Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army."

    • Law

Practical Contract Law for Paralegals

An Activities-Based Approach
Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454879572
Category: Law
Page: 352
View: 8095
Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. Features of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach: Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: New chapter on mining law. Thoroughly updated exercises, government forms, laws, and websites.

    • Business & Economics

Winning Government Business

Gaining the Competitive Advantage with Effective Proposals
Author: Steve R. Osborne PhD
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523096667
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 394
View: 1626
Get the edge over the competition for government contracts! In the battle for government contracts, seize the competitive advantage with Winning Government Business: Gaining the Competitive Advantage with Effective Proposals, Second Edition. Includes complimentary access to the Winning Government Business website.

    • Business & Economics

Administration of Government Contracts


Author: John Cibinic,Ralph C. Nash,James F. Nagle
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 0808014358
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1414
View: 8930
This unbiased analysis of statutes, regulations, and case law clarifies the complex rules of federal procurement policies, explaining the processes that government personnel and contractors must follow in every aspect of government contracting--from inception to completion. Topics include contract administration and personnel, contract interpretation, risk allocation, changes, delays, pricing of adjustments, and much more.

    • Business & Economics

Government by Contract

Outsourcing and American Democracy
Author: Jody Freeman,Martha Minow
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674032088
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 528
View: 9910
The dramatic growth of government over the course of the twentieth century since the New Deal prompts concern among libertarians and conservatives and also among those who worry about governmentâe(tm)s costs, efficiency, and quality of service. These concerns, combined with rising confidence in private markets, motivate the widespread shift of federal and state government work to private organizations. This shift typically alters only who performs the work, not who pays or is ultimately responsible for it. âeoeGovernment by contractâe now includes military intelligence, environmental monitoring, prison management, and interrogation of terrorism suspects. Outsourcing government work raises questions of accountability. What role should costs, quality, and democratic oversight play in contracting out government work? What tools do citizens and consumers need to evaluate the effectiveness of government contracts? How can the work be structured for optimal performance as well as compliance with public values? Government by Contract explains the phenomenon and scope of government outsourcing and sets an agenda for future research attentive to workforce capacities as well as legal, economic, and political concerns.

    • Engineering contracts

Understanding the FIDIC Red Book

A Clause by Clause Commentary
Author: Jeremy Glover,Simon Hughes
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN: 0414044606
Category: Engineering contracts
Page: 490
View: 7926
This work examines the International Federation of Consulting Engineers' contracts and breaks them down, making them both easier to understand and to refer to.