World Class Contracting

Author: Gregory A. Garrett
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808016113
Release Date: 2006-11-17
Genre: Law

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

Federal Contracting Made Easy

Author: Scott A. Stanberry
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781567263893
Release Date: 2012-12-01
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.

Construction Documents and Contracting

Author: Joseph D. Coleman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: PSU:000053259769
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: House & Home

This book provides readers with detailed coverage of the documents generated during the building construction process. Introducing readers to the major participants and their responsibilities to the documents commonly produced during the design and construction of a building, the First Edition focuses on the origin and format—which documents are used and why, how documents are used in the real world, and how they work together as a system, which ties the whole process together. For professionals with a career or interest in residential construction, construction law, commercial construction, construction claims, and/or construction management.

Drafting Contracts

Author: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454829058
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Law

An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal. Features: More exercises throughout the book, incorporating More precedents for use in exercises Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts New and refreshed examples, including Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions More detailed examples of proper way to use shall Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections. Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises

Cost Estimating and Contract Pricing

Author: Gregory A. Garrett
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808018193
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

The process of estimating the cost for the development and delivery of a product, service, or solution can range from simple to highly complex based upon multiple factors including: technology maturity, urgency, geographic location, quantity, quality, availability of resources, hardware and software, systems integration and more. This book provides a comprehensive discussion of cost estimating and contract pricing with extensive use of tools, techniques, and best practices from both the public and private sectors. Key topics of discussion include: Cost estimating methods Cost accounting standards Cost analysis Profit analysis Contract pricing arrangements Price analysis Total ownership cost Earned value management systems

Contract Negotiations

Author: Gregory A. Garrett
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808012467
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

Contract Negotiations: Skills, Tools and Best Practices discusses today's dynamic performance-based business environment in both the public and private business sectors. Contract Negotiations covers the important aspects of contract negotiation planning, conducting contract negotiations, documenting contract negotiations and contract formation. You'll find an engaging discussion of the competencies and skills that must be mastered to become a world-class contract negotiator. The book features a proven effective contract negotiation process, supplemented with numerous tools, forms, templates, case studies and best practices.

Contracts in the Real World

Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316589328
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: Law

Contracts, the foundation of economic activity, are both vital and misunderstood. Contracts in the Real World, 2nd edition corrects common misunderstandings through a series of engaging stories involving such notable individuals as Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Lady Gaga, and Donald Trump. Capturing the essentials of this subject, the book explores recurring issues in contracting and shows how age-old precedents and wisdom still apply today and how contract law's inherent dynamism cautions against exuberant reforms. The accessible yet rigorous approach will appeal to the general reader and specialists alike, and to both teachers and students of contracts.

On the Social Contract

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486111803
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Literary Collections

A milestone of political science, Rousseau's 1762 work argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is rife with inequality. He proposes an alternative system for the development of self-governing, self-disciplined citizens.

U S Military Program Management

Author: Gregory A. Garrett
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781523097333
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre: Business & Economics

An indispensable resource for all defense industry professionals—governmental and commercial! Introducing the only book on the market offering valuable best practices and lessons learned for U.S. military program management The U.S. Department of Defense and the related defense industry together form the largest and most powerful government and business entity in the world, developing some of the most expensive and complex major systems ever created. U. S. Military Program Management presents a detailed discussion, from a multi-functional view, of the ins and outs of U.S. military program management and offers recommendations for improving practices in the future. More than 15 leading experts present case studies, best practices, and lessons learned from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, from both the government and industry/contractor perspectives. This book addresses the key competencies of effective U.S. military program management in six comprehensive sections: • Requirements management • Program leadership and teamwork • Risk and financial management • Supply chain management and logistics • Contract management and procurement • Special topics

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center

Author: Carson Zimmerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692243100
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre:

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.

Blackwater

Author: Jeremy Scahill
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847654786
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: History

Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, far from damaging the company, have led to an unprecedented period of expansion. This revised and updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into one of the outrages of our time: the privatisation of war.

Enterprise Contract Management

Author: Anuj Saxena
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 9781932159905
Release Date: 2008-02-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Globalization, increased economic and geopolitical uncertainty, technological advancements, and a rise in the number of regulations and legislations have led to a significant rise in the importance, volume, and complexity of modern contractual agreements. Yet, in spite of these profound changes, many organizations still manage the contracting process in a fragmented, manual, and ad-hoc manner, resulting in poor contract visibility, ineffective monitoring and management of contract compliance, and inadequate analysis of contract performance. The net effect of this has been a heightened interest in re-engineering and automation of Enterprise Contract Management (ECM) processes across industry sectors and geographies. Enterprise Contract Management: A Practical Guide to Successfully Implementing an ECM Solution addresses all the questions surrounding ECM, ECM solutions, and the project management, change management, and risk management considerations to ensure its successful implementation. This concise text will help your organization manage the challenges of the contract life cycle and the key success factors and pitfalls in a typical ECM solution. It is a must read for corporate executives, buyers, procurement and strategic sourcing specialists, contract administrators and procurement managers. There is currently no other book available on ECM solutions. All existing books on contract management focus on the legal aspects of contracts, but none describe the functions, features, capabilities of technology solutions that support ECM, nor do they explain the key considerations for ensuring a successful ECM solution implementation.

Agile Contracts

Author: Andreas Opelt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118640128
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Genre: Computers

A methodologically sophisticated, comprehensive approach to applying the Agile fixed-price contract to IT projects while maximizing customer and supplier relationships "Interesting and necessary for IT managers and IT lawyers." —Walter J. Jaburek, Dipl.-Ing., Dr. iur., Dr. techn. Approximately 50 percent of software developers use Scrum, an iterative and incremental development method for managing software projects and product or application development, in their work. The benefit of Scrum and other Agile methods is that they can address shifts in a large project that traditional managerial methods cannot. Written by pioneers and leaders in the field of Agile and Scrum, Agile Contracts is the only book dedicated exclusively to the legal, procurement, and project management considerations of Agile contracts. Providing templates, a toolbox, and examples of Agile fixed-price contracts, the book presents an alternative option to fixed-price, time-based, and supply-based contracts—reducing the risk for both the supplier and the customer with a contract that offers the possibility of flux and flexible scenarios as a project progresses. Agile Contracts features in-depth chapter coverage of: The Agile Manifesto of 2001 Agility from the perspective of procurement and the software provider The problems with traditional fixed-price contracts and time material contracts What the Agile fixed-price contract is and how it is set up Tendering based on the Agile fixed-price contract How to negotiate an Agile fixed-price contract Special guidelines for the legal framework of an Agile fixed-price contract Adaptable Scope System The Black Swan scenario Contracts and procedures for the featured methodologies Especially applicable within highly structured business organizations, Agile Contracts is a must-read for project managers, agile practitioners, procurement representatives, and IT lawyers.

International Business Contracting

Author: Stephen C. Sieberson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611636620
Release Date: 2014-12-30
Genre: Law

International Business Contracting is designed to teach business and law students how international business contracts are structured and drafted. After several introductory chapters on international business, legal issues, and contract law, the material walks the reader through a series of agreements between two fictional companies--one an American company, the other a business located in a European civil law country. The transactions begin with a sale of goods and then progress to international distribution arrangements, a joint venture, a stock acquisition, and a secured commercial loan. Each chapter opens with a description of the new arrangement between the two parties, followed by a form of contract for their business deal, a point-by-point critique of the contract, and an examination of relevant business and legal issues. While the typical textbook in this field emphasizes theoretical analysis, International Business Contracting takes a highly innovative approach by showing how a commercial relationship is put into writing. In an ideal situation a business contract will reflect the intentions of the parties, allowing them to carry out their activities while protecting them against business and legal risks. If poorly drafted, however, an agreement may create confusion and unnecessary problems. The book explores what constitutes good drafting, often by showing imprecise or ambiguous clauses. Standard contract provisions, referred to as ''boilerplate,'' are examined in detail. In addition to analysis, the book offers negotiation and drafting exercises, so the student can gain ''hands-on'' experience in how international business executives and lawyers carry out their work. The textbook is designed to permit professors in different departments or universities--even in different countries--to offer parallel courses, with teams of students negotiating with counterpart teams via videoconference.

Government Contract Law in the Twenty First Century

Author: Charles Tiefer
Publisher:
ISBN: 1594608040
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Law

This new book revises, and adds new foci, to the authors' predecessor casebook Government Contract Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2004). It retains the core chapters for a syllabus on the basics of government contracting law. The authors update the core chapters with short, student-friendly, tightly-edited cases. Many cases date from the 2000s, with most of the rest from the 1990s. These present current understandings of issues and doctrines in this rapidly evolving field.As new foci, the authors have greatly expanded the number of specialized chapters treating increasingly important topics. New chapters cover such fast-changing specialties as commercial and IDIQ contracting, intellectual property, health care, construction, government and contractor workforce, false claims and defective pricing, and government takings. Also, the book treats new procedures including protests of task order awards and claims for government breaches of contract.Dozens of fresh notes by the authors cover recent developments such as government acquisition of property rights in software, and contracting in the Afghan and Iraq wars. Tiefer and Shook bring academic and practitioner experience and expertise to their treatment of government contract law.