Elements of Government Contracting

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

Government Contracting

Author: William Sims Curry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315536447
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 Contracting

Author: Robert A Shick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317414942
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Government contracting is one of the most important issues facing federal, state, and local governments. As governments contend with lower tax revenues and a growing belief that smaller government is better government, contracting has become a fundamental means of providing goods and services to citizens. This volume, which is geared toward practitioners as well as students, addresses the broad range of issues that comprise government contracting – from the political, economic philosophy, and value of contracting – to the future of government contracting. Throughout the volume academic theory provides a foundation to address practical subjects, including the contract process, monitoring and evaluating contracts, ethics, and both federal and state local government contracting. Contributors to this volume are both academicians and practitioners, who together offer their scholarly expertise and practical experience, encouraging readers to ask the very question "What is the role of government in American society?" Through this approach, students will acquire the knowledge needed to understand the various aspects of government contracting, and practitioners will enhance their public procurement skills. Government Contracting is ideally suited to MPA students, practitioners in the public sector, and elected officials looking to enhance their understanding of privatization and contracting in order to provide public services more effectively.

Agile Government Contracting

Author: John Stenbeck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984669349
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book contains Agile-specific citations from the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, Federal Executive Orders, and Congressional Legislative Mandates. It provides specific step-by-step procedural outlines with citations from the relevant regulatory authorities to save the reader dozens, or hundreds, of hours of research, analysis and planning. . This book serves as a field guide for Agency Leaders, Contracting Officers and Prime- and Sub- Contractors by helping the professionals on both sides of this fast-paced environment find a common path forward. It helps Contracting Officers and Procurement Professionals identify options that meet statutory and regulatory mandates. It helps traditional government contracts and non-traditional contractors understand how to support their customers' needs within those same statutory and regulatory requirements. . However, it remains a field guide which means coverage is designed to be instructive not exhaustive. If a detailed understanding is desired the references throughout the field guide to various Federal Acquisition Regulation (FARs), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, and Executive Orders can be consulted. As a field guide it is meant to illuminate specific topics and challenges in a way that can be read in a matter of minutes or an hour. Of course, if you have days or weeks to investigate you don't need it.

The Beginners Guide to Government Contracting

Author: Jeffery Corbin
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430312041
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Would you like to have a customer whose budget exceeds $250 Billion a year for goods and services? You can have that customer. The United States Federal Government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Each year, the Government issues contracts totaling more than $250 Billion for pencils, furniture, computer equipment, landscape services, janitorial services, security guard services, consultant services, etc., etc., etc. With The Beginner's Guide to Government Contracting, you now have the information you need to reach your personal and business goals of financial success. At last, Jeff Corbin tells you the secrets he has been using for the last fifteen years to help companies of all sizes win Federal Government Contracts. These companies range from a local clothes laundry to Fortune 500 Companies. He walks you through the proposal writing process and gives you examples of an Executive Summary, Organizational Charts, Cost Spreadsheets and much, much more.

A History of Government Contracting

Author: James F. Nagle
Publisher: Cch Incorporated
ISBN: 9780935165692
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Throughout history, our nation has sought to find the best relationship with its contractors. In an effort to find a balance between the right contracting apparatus, the right government contractor relationship and the correct contract form, the government has tinkered endlessly with its procurement agencies. A History of Government Contracting, Second Edition traces procurement systems dating back to the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, including both military and civilian contracting. See how seemingly unconnected events caused chain reactions that altered the course of contracting and the history of the nation. Discover how important events in history affected the metamorphoses of the contracting business and gain insight to the systems used today. Written by James F. Nagle, Jr., a nationally acclaimed expert in the field of government contracting, and brought to you by the experts in government contracting, the George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and CCH, A History of Government Contracting, Second Edition is an intriguing text for any history buff, particularly if involved with government procurement agencies.

Introduction to Government Contracting

Author: James I. Movich
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781463718176
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The United States government is the world's largest buyer of goods and services anywhere in the world, and the one most accessible to the average small business. In 2010, federal spending included $536.7 billion in contract awards, $557.7 billion in grants, and another $357.5 million in loans and guarantees. Of this, the largest portion of the dollars went to the Department of Defense (DOD) at $367 billion, followed by the Department of Energy (DOE) at $25.7 billion, and then NASA at $16 billion. The government goes to great lengths to encourage small businesses JUST LIKE YOURS to bid on contracts for some of these needs. In fact, Federal agencies are REQUIRED to establish contracting goals, with at least 23 percent of all government buying targeted to small business firms. Selling to the Federal Government can provide significant revenues for your business and provide a cyclic income for multiple years, depending on the contract. Copyright secured by Digiprove, certificate P272050... all rights reserved

How to Get Government Contracts

Author: Olessia Smotrova-Taylor
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430244984
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How to Get Government Contracts demystifies the process of how a company can enter the government market, win its first and subsequent contracts, and then grow itself into a multi-million-dollar government contractor within a couple of years. It offers an insider’s view into the latest best practices that government contractors use to succeed in an increasingly competitive market, and it shows exactly how your company can apply these techniques to build a strong business. Many companies venture into the government market with a certain naiveté and pay a hefty price to find out that there is much more to winning a contract than writing last-minute proposals in response to publicly posted solicitations. To stop the bleeding of precious resources, they need to step back to learn how professionals win business in the federal arena. This book shows you how to find, for example, the best potential customers and opportunities for your company. It also explains the secret to winning consistently by conducting pre-proposal preparation (also called "capture") and practicing a disciplined, process-based approach to proposal development. This book provides a recipe for winning government contracts over and over again, the way seasoned government contractors do it. After reading this book, you will know exactly what to do to position your company to win a government proposal before a solicitation becomes public, including building customer relationships, gathering intelligence, developing a "win strategy," performing competitive analysis, selecting the best teammates, and developing a solution. As a result, you will apply professional techniques to organizing your proposal effort, outlining a proposal document, and writing RFPs that persuade evaluators to award the contract to you.