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.

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.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Cost Reimbursement Contracting

Author: Ralph C. Nash Jr
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808034087
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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.

Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Dennis L. Dresang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113481657X
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The long-awaited new edition of this highly praised text includes full coverage of policy issues and professional practice in nonprofit organizations, as well as at federal, state, and local levels of government. Retaining its accessible writing style, this sixth edition: examines the latest management theories (such as employee engagement and motivation) and current issues including disability, privatization, merit systems, and family and medical leave; roots the discussion in public policy issues, providing students with a better understanding of the actors involved and the broader context of personnel administration;????? provides abundant pedagogical tools, including learning objectives, summaries, and discussion questions, to guide student understanding and foster critical thinking; includes exercises and case studies throughout the book for individual or group work, helping students apply public personnel management concepts to real world situations. In addition to full coverage of the increasingly important role of personnel management in nonprofit organizations, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to include timely material on the effects of the 2008 global recession, public service contracting, public sector unions, security concerns, performance measurement, remote management, management of volunteers, the challenges and opportunities of developing an organizational culture, and lessons from the experiences of countries around the world. This is a textbook that is ideally suited to prepare students to manage people, effectively, whether in government, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, or in the private sector.

The Legal Environment of Business

Author: Roger E. Meiners
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133751604X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 13E readers can enjoy a practical introduction to the structure and function of the legal system from the perspective of the professional non-lawyer. While the authors note the system’s strong legal heritage, the book emphasizes the nuts and bolts of basic legal rules that most significantly impact business today. This popular book adapts a traditional case focus to address the unique needs of future and current business students. Clear, concise coverage of a wide range of timely topics introduces key points of law using business-specific examples and realistic scenarios. The authors’ readable style complements their extensive knowledge of domestic and international business to make this book a favorite among both professionals and learners new to the legal environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Alternative Clauses to Standard Construction Contracts

Author: S. Gregory Joy
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454845157
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In recent years, there have been many changes to the construction industryand’s standard form contracts, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Engineer Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) documents. Additionally, a new family of contract documents, known as Consensus DOCS was created by agreement among various construction contractor, subcontractor, owner, and surety trade associations. Alternative Clauses to Standard Construction Contracts, Fourth Edition provides instant access to amendments to AIA, AGC, EJCDC and Consensus DOCS for owners, architects and contractors. This unique resource covers all major documents in use throughout the construction industry and enables you to compare between the different documents. It delivers practice-proven amendments clause-by-clause. It tells you specifically what to insert and delete in order to reach the ends your client desires. And it goes so deep, it even covers contractors amendments for agreements with subcontractors. While it is absolutely essential to stay current with these standard agreements, it is imperative that everyone involved in negotiating and drafting construction contracts also have access to practice-proven modifications that strengthen the language on behalf of clients. If the other parties to your agreement have access to this bookand—and you donand’tand—youand’re placed at a significant disadvantage every step of the way. Let the experts from Smith, Currie and& Hancock provide you with invaluable support when negotiating or drafting construction contracts.

Competitive Negotiation

Author: John Cibinic
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9780808023937
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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