Author: John Cibinic
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics
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.
Author: Richard D. Lieberman
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
Release Date: 2005-03
Genre: Business & Economics
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.
Author: Anne C. L. Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 2008
This text offers an in-depth examination of the law on government contracts and develops a challenging approach which views government contracts from a public law perspective as opposed to a matter for private law.
Author: Ralph C. Nash
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Release Date: 2013
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
Author: Nicholas Seddon
Publisher: Federation Press
Release Date: 2009
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.
Author: Aris C. Georgopulos
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Business & Economics
As governments are major buyers of goods and services, foreign companies are keen to be able to participate in procurement opportunities on an equal footing with national firms. This has given rise to the inclusion of procurement disciplines in trade agreements and to internationally-agreed good regulatory practices in this important policy area. The contributions to this book examine how the dynamic mix of bilateral, regional, plurilateral and international norms on government procurement is reflected in purchasing practices at the national level and whether these are leading to convergence in policies and approaches. The countries studied span both advanced, high-income economies and emerging economies. Some are members of the WTO procurement agreement, others are not. Most WTO members have decided not to commit to binding international disciplines on procurement in trade agreements. This book explores whether there has been nonetheless internationalization of good procurement practices, and what current public purchasing processes suggest as regards the value added of signing on to binding rules of the game in this area. The approach taken in the volume is interdisciplinary. Contributors include economists, political scientists, legal scholars, and practitioners with a solid understanding of both the extant international disciplines and national government procurement policies. Each chapter assesses the current state of play as regards legislation and procurement practices; the degree to which industrial policy considerations feature in the relevant regulatory frameworks; the existence and use of domestic dispute resolution and review procedures that allow firms to contest the behavior of procuring entities; and the availability of data on procurement processes and outcomes.
Author: Jon W. van Horne
Release Date: 2012-01-30
The Solo Attorney’s Emergency Guide to Government Contracts is exactly what the title suggests, a brief introduction to government contract law for the attorney who doesn’t practice in that area and has no particular interest in to doing so. The Emergency Guide also identifies situations that require prompt action to protect a client’s interests even before the government contracts expert can be called in to help. While the Guide is primarily intended for the solo or small firm attorney, any attorney without immediate access to government contracts expertise will benefit from this brief introduction to the practice area.
This report examines DoD logistical support contracts for troop support services in Iraq and Afghanistan administered through the U.S. Army¿s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), as well as legislative initiatives which may impact the oversight and management of logistical support contracts for the delivery of troop support services. LOGCAP is an initiative designed to manage the use of civilian contractors that perform services during times of war and other military mobilizations. Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) Major Developments: AF Contract, and Logistics Civil Augmentation Program; (3) Background: Awarding of Defense Contracts; (4) Potential Oversight Issues: Contract Oversight and Admin.; Use of Overhead Fees; Gansler Comm.
Author: Elliott C. Kulakowski
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2008-07-03
This reference text addresses the basic knowledge of research administration and anagement, and includes everything from a review of research administration and the infrastructure that is necessary to support research, to project development and post-project plans. Examples of concepts, case studies, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and references to books, journal articles, monographs, and federal regulations are also included.
Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-02-25
Smith, Currie & Hancock′s Federal Government Construction Contracts is the Federal law companion to the bestselling guide to construction law for non–lawyers. This book serves as an easy–to–understand guide to the practical reality of federal laws, regulations and practices, and how AEC firms can use them to their advantage by avoiding pitfalls and bidding successfully on projects. Includes sample provisions from modern Federal Government construction contracts.Clauses and regulations unique to various Federal agencies are highlighted throughout Helpful "points to remember" summarize important concepts at the end of each chapter, and useful checklists help in making use of the concepts in practice Same plain–English coverage of construction law that made Common Sense Construction Law a bestseller in three editions