Administration of Government Contracts

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

The Government Contracts Reference Book

Author: Ralph C. Nash
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780808028949
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

World Class Contracting

Author: Gregory A. Garrett
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 0808016113
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In today's highly specialized business world, many organizations are outsourcing to strategic partners in an effort to cut costs while maintaining good customer relations. Because their reputation is on the line, these companies must carefully manage partnership agreements, e-procurement solutions, and integrated supply chains to meet the exacting expectations of customers. A strong contract management program is paramount to companies that outsource, paving the way to stronger and more efficient business relationships that enhance, rather than reduce, the bottom line. World Class Contracting can help you gain a thorough understanding of the contracting process. Whether you are buying or selling contracts, this book will prove an invaluable desktop resource. The Fourth Edition of World Class Contracting adds three powerful chapters to the book. The three new chapters include: The Contract Management Senior Executive Assessment Tool, the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM), and a comprehensive discussion of Enterprise Contract Management, including independent assessments of six of the leading Enterprise Contract Management Software Applications. In addition, the Fourth Edition includes: Expanded discussion of international contract management issues Expanded review of the leading Contract Management associations NCMA, ISM, & IACCM) Updated discussions of contract management professional certifications Updated Contract Management Forms and Tools

Cost Reimbursement Contracting

Author: Ralph C. Nash Jr
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808034087
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

Blood Money

Author: T. Christian Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316030813
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It was supposed to be quick, easy, and cheap: the Bush administration promised American taxpayers that Iraqi oil revenues would pay for it all. But thousands of lives and billions of dollars later, the Iraqi reconstruction is an undeniable failure, overrun by staggering corruption, waste, and incompetence. In BLOOD MONEY, "top-flight investigative reporter" (Mother Jones) T. Christian Miller reveals how the Bush administration failed to keep its promises and allowed a nation to tumble into chaos. Widely hailed as one of the most important books about the quagmire, BLOOD MONEY is essential reading for anyone who cares about the fate of Iraq, and about America's place in the world.

Competitive Negotiation

Author: John Cibinic
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9780808023937
Format: PDF, Docs
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Government procurement has evolved in the past decade -- it has become a system that encourages negotiations after the receipt of proposals. The process can be very elaborate or quite simple, and attorneys and contracting professionals must fully understand the source selection process and how requirements may be narrowed during the negotiations to gain or hold on to a share of the government contract business. Competitive Negotiation: The Source Selection Process, Third Edition is the result of the partnership of The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and the CCH Business and Finance Group. It is a thorough text, examining conventional and alternative systems for competitive negotiations in light of current statutes, regulations and case law. It discusses the distinct steps and laws behind the negotiation process from the inception of the requirement for goods or services to the award of the contract and the debriefing of the losing offerors. Gain understanding of: The history of the award process and how the system has evolved Scoring techniques for selecting contractors Strategies used in oral and written negotiations Post-selection procedures Procedures initiated by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)to permit streamlining Techniques and tools to develop proposals that offer the best value to satisfy the call Decisional law and forums for challenging award contracts Draw on the insight given by the authors -- 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

Regulation of Corporate Disclosure 4th Edition

Author: Brown
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145488634X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Regulation of Corporate Disclosure is a one-volume treatise on the disclosure regime in place under the Federal securities laws. The treatise addresses the formal disclosure process (periodic reports, MD&A, Regulation FD), the informal disclosure process (press releases, social media, discussions with analysts), and the application of the antifraud provisions to these communications. The treatise includes chapters on scienter and materiality, and also addresses communications with and disclosure obligations to shareholders. The Fourth Edition has been significantly revised and, among other topics, includes coverage of: The duties and responsibilities of corporate officials relating to the disclosure process The most recent cases addressing disclosure issues, including decisions by the Supreme Court on topics such as the application of the antifraud provisions to beliefs and opinions Pronouncements by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on disclosure issues, including consideration of the SEC's efforts to improve disclosure effectiveness The developing need to consider disclosure of public interest matters, including the effects of climate change on a company's business The disclosure requirements applicable to the proxy process, including the system for uncovering the identity of street name owners State disclosure obligations of the board of directors under its fiduciary obligations to shareholders.