Administration of Government Contracts

Author: John Cibinic
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 0808014358
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Administration of Government Contracts

Author: Wolters Kluwer
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9781454873976
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn expert strategies for reducing conflicts and managing government contracts. Successful contract administration ensures that both parties fulfill their contractual obligations -- and adapt to changing circumstances when necessary. No matter which side of the contract you're on -- government official or vendor -- a firm grasp of contract procedures and legal requirements is essential for sound management and dispute resolution. Administration of Government Contracts, from The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and CCH, provides expert guidance on all phases of the contract administration process. You will learn the best way to: Interpret contract terms accurately Handle differing site conditions Renegotiate terms to reflect changes Make price adjustments Resolve disputes without litigation Ensure prompt, full payment Terminate contracts Comprehensive coverage and analysis of federal procurement legislation clarifies complex rules! Federal procurement legislation and court decisions have changed the way you can handle delays, determine payment policies and resolve disputes. This edition explains the rules resulting from the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, the Competition in Contracting Act, the Prompt Payment Act and other key changes. Written by the pre-eminent authorities in government contracting, the unbiased analysis of important case law and decisions provides an overview of the current legal environment and helps you put everything in perspective. Handy tools help you access vital information quickly Find authoritative information in seconds with these helpful aids: Detailed table of contents and subject index help you search for specific guidance on key issues by subject area or alphabetically List of acronyms defines important government contracting terms Legal citations for more than 3,400 court, BCA and Comptroller General decisions will save you hours of research time Table of authorities guides you to information about key parts of the CFR, DAR, DFARS and FAR throughout the text

Administration of Government Contracts

Author: John Cibinic, Jr.
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454873969
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn expert strategies for reducing conflicts and managing government contracts. Successful contract administration ensures that both parties fulfill their contractual obligations and— and adapt to changing circumstances when necessary. No matter which side of the contract you're on and— government official or vendor and— a firm grasp of contract procedures and legal requirements is essential for sound management and dispute resolution. Administration of Government Contracts, from The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and CCH, provides expert guidance on all phases of the contract administration process. You will learn the best way to: Interpret contract terms accurately Handle differing site conditions Renegotiate terms to reflect changes Make price adjustments Resolve disputes without litigation Ensure prompt, full payment Terminate contracts Comprehensive coverage and analysis of federal procurement legislation clarifies complex rules! Federal procurement legislation and court decisions have changed the way you can handle delays, determine payment policies and resolve disputes. This edition explains the rules resulting from the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, the Competition in Contracting Act, the Prompt Payment Act and other key changes. Written by the pre-eminent authorities in government contracting, the unbiased analysis of important case law and decisions provides an overview of the current legal environment and helps you put everything in perspective. Handy tools help you access vital information quickly Find authoritative information in seconds with these helpful aids: Detailed table of contents and subject index help you search for specific guidance on key issues by subject area or alphabetically List of acronyms defines important government contracting terms Legal citations for more than 3,400 court, BCA and Comptroller General decisions will save you hours of research time Table of authorities guides you to information about key parts of the CFR, DAR, DFARS and FAR throughout the text

Formation of Government Contracts

Author: John Cibinic
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808024422
Format: PDF, Docs
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The book is focused entirely on the formation of a contract - from the earliest planning until contract award. For our purposes, the award of a contract begins the process of contract administration, a separate process. As with previous editions, the goal is to make the reader aware of the statutes, regulations and decisions that establish the complex rule structure that is followed in the process of entering into government contracts. Major updates to this 4th edition include: One of the major changes that has occurred since the third edition of Formation of Government Contracts is the widespread use of interagency contracting. For that reason, we have added a new Chapter 8 covering this complex field. The other major change that has occurred since the publication of the third edition is in the selection of the proper type of contract - addressed in Chapter 9. We are in one of those periods where the emphasis is on more fixed-price type contracts.

Elements of Government Contracting

Author: Richard D. Lieberman
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 0808011170
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Government Contracts Reference Book

Author: CCH Incorporated
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780808028956
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Government Contracting

Author: William Sims Curry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315536439
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The second edition of Government Contracting: Promises and Perils picks up where the first edition’s mission left off: exposing fraud, incompetence, waste, and abuse (FIWA) and analyzing corruption, mismanagement, and ineptitude that defile government contracting. The first edition thoroughly outlined procurement throughout the contracting cycle including initial planning, contractor selection, contract administration, contract closeout, and auditing. This significantly revised new edition provides additional much-needed guidance on contracting documents, management tools, and processes for addressing negative influences on government contracting, including an improved approach to evaluating proposals. Specific guidance for avoiding FIWA is provided for government officials and employees, government agencies, and government contractors, and practical solutions to problems faced by individuals and organizations involved in government contracting are intended for both practitioner and pedagogical applications. The "Government Procurement Corruption Wall of Shame" that was introduced in the first edition to illustrate contracting perils such as conflicts of interest, duplicity, favoritism, incompetence, kickbacks, and protests is continued in the second edition, and cases illustrating the existence of FIWA in government contracting have been thoroughly updated. Contracting documents and contract management tools are provided on a website designed to accompany the book. Written at the graduate level and specifically intended for state, local, federal, and international government procurement activities, this textbook is required reading for public procurement, contract management, business, and public administrations courses.

Government Contracts

Author: Nicholas Seddon
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862877405
Format: PDF, ePub
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Government Contracts 4th edition is a further maturation and refinement of a work that has now been in existence for some thirteen years. It is Australia’s definitive legal text on all levels of government contracting, which focuses on the legal issues that may arise in connection with government contracts and which have no parallel in the private sector. It explains the law in a manner that government contract managers and their private sector counterparts doing business with government, will find indispensable. Presented in plain English it is also accessible to the lay reader and lawyers and law students will also benefit from the up to date case law, relevant policy developments and legislation relating to government contracting (principally procurement). Authoritative and respected Government Contracts has been referred to in a number of cases, both in State and Federal courts in the High Court and in government policy documents. New material in this 4th edition includes: The implementation at Commonwealth and at State and Territory levels of Chapter 15 (government procurement) of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement. Implementation measures are discussed in Chapter 1 and the practical consequences of the new procurement regime are explored in Chapter 7 on tendering. Issues of government immunity from legislation take up a substantial portion of this new edition, at the general level in Chapter 4 and in particular application to the all-important Trade Practices and Fair Trading legislation in Chapter 6. Chapter 6 also includes a new table showing how this legislation applies to government at all levels. The current status of derivative immunity following the High Court's decision in Baxter. Discussion of the status of contracts made by regulatory bodies to settle alleged breaches of relevant legislation by the regulated entity. Whether government can promise to compensate a company for taxes it has had to pay . A discernible trend toward not allowing failure to follow legislation to result in an underlying transaction being invalid. Treatment of tendering in Chapters 7 and 8 covers new Australian case law and a succession of cases from other countries with similar legal systems to Australia, in particular Canada. As always with Seddon’s work, a careful re-consideration of every aspect of the book has been undertaken providing clarity and comprehensive sources for the reader. This new edition is current to 31 March 2009 and is an indispensable resource for lawyers, government contract managers and their private sector counterparts.

Cost Reimbursement Contracting

Author: Ralph C. Nash Jr
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808034087
Format: PDF, ePub
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This seminal text was originally authored by John Cibinic, Jr. and Ralph C. Nash, Jr., Professors and co-founders of the Government Contracts Program at the National Law Center of George Washington University. Now in its Fourth Edition, it is fully updated by Professor Nash and Steven Knight, also a successful attorney and teacher on government contracts law and policy. Cost-Reimbursement Contracting, contains material on the formation of cost-reimbursement contracts as well as their administration from cradle to grave, with special emphasis on the detailed rules governing the allowability of costs. The book is organized in a clear and logical manner, and makes use of a large number of headings and subheadings to distinguish among the numerous detailed issues that arise in this area. The headings and subheadings also appear in a detailed table of contents, which provides a clear roadmap that shows the fundamental logic of each chapter. A comprehensive subject index can also be used to locate specific topics. In addition to fully updating the text, this new edition adds citations to hundreds of relevant statutes and regulations, as well as court, administrative board, and Government Accountability Office decisions, that were issued since the last edition was published. These citations provide and excellent source for additional research on relevant issues. This comprehensive text will save the reader countless hours and significant effort in researching important issues and legal precedent related to cost-reimbursement contracts. In addition, detailed familiarity with the content will help the reader gain important knowledge and insight, and establish expertise, in this complicated area of government contracting.

Governing by Contract

Author: Phillip J. Cooper
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1544342500
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is the public getting a good deal when the government contracts out the delivery of goods and services? Phillip Cooper attempts to get at the heart of this question by exploring what happens when public sector organizations—at the federal, state and local levels—form working relationships with other agencies, communities, non-profit organizations and private firms through contracts. Rather than focus on the ongoing debate over privatization, the book emphasizes the tools managers need to form, operate, terminate or transform these contracts amidst a complex web of intergovernmental relations. Cooper frames the issues of public contract management by showing how managers are caught in between governance by authority and government by contract. By looking at cases ranging from the management of Baltimore schools to the contracting of senior citizen programs in Kansas, he offers practical information to students and practitioners and a theoretical context for their work. At every turn, the author avoids bogging readers down in technical jargon. Instead the book sheds light on a crucial part of any public manager's job with lively case material and no-nonsense guidance for making the most of taxpayer dollars.