Federal Acquisition

Author: Paula B. Compton
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523096977
Format: PDF, ePub
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Take the First Step Toward Building a Strong Foundation in Federal Acquisition! Federal Acquisition: Key Issues and Guidance is an essential guide to understanding and working within the complex world of federal government contracting. It offers brief but comprehensive explanations of the major phases and essential tasks in the contracting process. Written in a clear and easy-to-understand style, this resource provides the perfect foundation for building a thorough understanding of federal contracting. Author Paula Compton focuses on the most problematic areas of federal contracting, highlighting the deficiencies cited most often by the Government Accountability Office and Inspector General audits and reports, such as: • Not performing market research • Inadequate independent government cost estimates • Violation of the bona fide needs rule • Insufficient statements of work • Inadequate price or cost analysis Anyone new to government acquisition will find that reading this book is the ideal first step on the path to understanding the federal acquisition process. Seasoned contract professionals will find it an excellent quick review.

Federal Acquisition Key Issues and Guidance

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497028450
Format: PDF
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Federal Acquisition, Key Issues and Guidance. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Acquisition Reform

Author: Timothy J. Dinapoli
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780756706814
Format: PDF, Docs
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Concern was expressed that government procurement requirements inhibited DoD's ability to take advantage of technological advances made by the private sector & increased DoD's costs. One effort to address these concerns was Section 845 of the Nat. Defense Authorization Act for FY 1994, which provided DARPA with temporary authority to enter into agreements for prototype projects. This report identifies: the extent to which DoD has used Section 845 agreements; the benefits reported from their use; how DoD tailored these agreements to address issues normally governed by standard contract provisions; & recent DoD efforts to provide additional guidance on their use. Charts & tables.

Federal Contractors

Author: Shay D. Assad
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437917739
Format: PDF, Docs
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In FY 2007, fed. agencies worked with over 160,000 contractors, obligating over $456 billion, to help accomplish fed. missions. This reliance on contractors makes it critical that agencies have the info. necessary to properly evaluate a contractor's prior history of performance and better inform agencies' contract award decisions. While actions have been taken to improve the sharing of past performance info. and its use -- including the development of the Past Performance Info. Retrieval System (PPIRS) -- concerns remain about this info. This report assesses agencies' use of past performance info. in awarding contracts; identifies challenges that hinder sharing of past performance info.; and describes efforts to improve contractor performance info. Illus.