Administration of Government Contracts

Author: John Cibinic
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808014355
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.

Administration of Government Contracts

Author: Wolters Kluwer
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 1454873973
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn expert strategies for reducing conflicts and managing government contracts. Successful contract administration ensures that both parties fulfill their contractual obligations -- and adapt to changing circumstances when necessary. No matter which side of the contract you're on -- government official or vendor -- a firm grasp of contract procedures and legal requirements is essential for sound management and dispute resolution. Administration of Government Contracts, from The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and CCH, provides expert guidance on all phases of the contract administration process. You will learn the best way to: Interpret contract terms accurately Handle differing site conditions Renegotiate terms to reflect changes Make price adjustments Resolve disputes without litigation Ensure prompt, full payment Terminate contracts Comprehensive coverage and analysis of federal procurement legislation clarifies complex rules! Federal procurement legislation and court decisions have changed the way you can handle delays, determine payment policies and resolve disputes. This edition explains the rules resulting from the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, the Competition in Contracting Act, the Prompt Payment Act and other key changes. Written by 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. Handy tools help you access vital information quickly Find authoritative information in seconds with these helpful aids: Detailed table of contents and subject index help you search for specific guidance on key issues by subject area or alphabetically List of acronyms defines important government contracting terms Legal citations for more than 3,400 court, BCA and Comptroller General decisions will save you hours of research time Table of authorities guides you to information about key parts of the CFR, DAR, DFARS and FAR throughout the text

Administration of Government Contracts

Author: John Cibinic, Jr.
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1454873965
Release Date: 2016-04-13
Genre:

Learn expert strategies for reducing conflicts and managing government contracts. Successful contract administration ensures that both parties fulfill their contractual obligations and— and adapt to changing circumstances when necessary. No matter which side of the contract you're on and— government official or vendor and— a firm grasp of contract procedures and legal requirements is essential for sound management and dispute resolution. Administration of Government Contracts, from The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and CCH, provides expert guidance on all phases of the contract administration process. You will learn the best way to: Interpret contract terms accurately Handle differing site conditions Renegotiate terms to reflect changes Make price adjustments Resolve disputes without litigation Ensure prompt, full payment Terminate contracts Comprehensive coverage and analysis of federal procurement legislation clarifies complex rules! Federal procurement legislation and court decisions have changed the way you can handle delays, determine payment policies and resolve disputes. This edition explains the rules resulting from the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, the Competition in Contracting Act, the Prompt Payment Act and other key changes. Written by 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. Handy tools help you access vital information quickly Find authoritative information in seconds with these helpful aids: Detailed table of contents and subject index help you search for specific guidance on key issues by subject area or alphabetically List of acronyms defines important government contracting terms Legal citations for more than 3,400 court, BCA and Comptroller General decisions will save you hours of research time Table of authorities guides you to information about key parts of the CFR, DAR, DFARS and FAR throughout the text

Elements of Government Contracting

Author: Richard D. Lieberman
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808011170
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.

The Government Contracts Reference Book

Author: CCH Incorporated
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 0808028952
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

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

Government Contracts in a Nutshell

Author: Steven W. Feldman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314268510
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

Summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, outsourcing/privatization, and competition requirements. Addresses acquisition plans, contractor qualifications, contract delivery, and performance. Explains socio-economic policies, commercial items, options, sealed bidding, and negotiation. Reviews general contracting requirements, intellectual property, cost accounting standards, cost principles, financing, protests, disputes, and appeals. Explores research and development contracting, construction and architect-engineer contracts, inspection and warranty, value engineering, delays, suspension of work, modifications, subcontracting, and government contract termination.

Cost Reimbursement Contracting

Author: Ralph C. Nash Jr
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 0808034081
Release Date: 2014-08-22
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Federal Contracting Made Easy

Author: Scott A. Stanberry
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781523097340
Release Date: 2012-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Federal contracting . . . easy? With the fourth edition of Federal Contracting Made Easy, it is! Whether or not you consider federal contracting easy, it is certainly easier with this guide. Used successfully by thousands of contractors and feds, this book offers practical, hands-on, no-nonsense advice. Now in its fourth edition, Federal Contracting Made Easy lays out the entire federal contracting process in a readable and easy-to-understand style. This book covers how government procurement works, what you can do to cut though the red tape to speed your way to winning a contract, who the key players are, and tips for overcoming obstacles. New in this edition: • Discussion of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) • Updates on women-owned small business • New status of service-disabled veteran-owned small business • Expanded list of relevant websites and resources • Introduction to the new System for Award Management (SAM) Whether you are about to enter the competitive world of federal contracting or have been bidding for contracts for years and are now looking for updated information and ideas, this is the book you need. The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts for goods and services every year. This book will help you win a piece of that business.

Government by Contract

Author: Jody Freeman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067403208X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

The dramatic growth of government over the course of the twentieth century since the New Deal prompts concern among libertarians and conservatives and also among those who worry about governmentâe(tm)s costs, efficiency, and quality of service. These concerns, combined with rising confidence in private markets, motivate the widespread shift of federal and state government work to private organizations. This shift typically alters only who performs the work, not who pays or is ultimately responsible for it. âeoeGovernment by contractâe now includes military intelligence, environmental monitoring, prison management, and interrogation of terrorism suspects. Outsourcing government work raises questions of accountability. What role should costs, quality, and democratic oversight play in contracting out government work? What tools do citizens and consumers need to evaluate the effectiveness of government contracts? How can the work be structured for optimal performance as well as compliance with public values? Government by Contract explains the phenomenon and scope of government outsourcing and sets an agenda for future research attentive to workforce capacities as well as legal, economic, and political concerns.

Government Contracts

Author: Nicholas Seddon
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 1862877408
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

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.

Government Contract Law

Author: John T. Jones Jr
Publisher:
ISBN: 1634258223
Release Date: 2018-02-07
Genre: Law

"Based on the contract attorney's course of the Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army."

A History of Government Contracting

Author: James F. Nagle
Publisher: Cch Incorporated
ISBN: 093516569X
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Bureaucrats in Business

Author:
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0195211065
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics

Refer review of this policy book in 'Journal of International Development, vol. 10, 7, 1998. pp.841-855.