Administration of Government Contracts

Author: John Cibinic,Ralph C. Nash,James F. Nagle

Publisher: CCH Incorporated

ISBN: 0808014358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1414

View: 2899

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: 9781454873976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1236

View: 4162

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.,James F. Nagle,Ralph C. Nash, Jr.

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454873969

Category:

Page: 1280

View: 3606

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

Formation of Government Contracts

Author: John Cibinic,Ralph C. Nash

Publisher: CCH Incorporated

ISBN: 9780808024422

Category: Government purchasing

Page: 1830

View: 6275

The book is focused entirely on the formation of a contract - from the earliest planning until contract award. For our purposes, the award of a contract begins the process of contract administration, a separate process. As with previous editions, the goal is to make the reader aware of the statutes, regulations and decisions that establish the complex rule structure that is followed in the process of entering into government contracts. Major updates to this 4th edition include: One of the major changes that has occurred since the third edition of Formation of Government Contracts is the widespread use of interagency contracting. For that reason, we have added a new Chapter 8 covering this complex field. The other major change that has occurred since the publication of the third edition is in the selection of the proper type of contract - addressed in Chapter 9. We are in one of those periods where the emphasis is on more fixed-price type contracts.

The Government Contracts Reference Book

A Comprehensive Guide to the Language of Procurement

Author: Ralph C. Nash,Steven L. Schooner,Karen R. O'Brien-DeBakey

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780808028949

Category: Law

Page: 560

View: 1820

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

Elements of Government Contracting

Practical Advice for Negotiating and Performing Government Contracts

Author: Richard D. Lieberman,Karen R. O'Brien

Publisher: CCH Incorporated

ISBN: 0808011170

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 177

View: 2965

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.

Cost-Reimbursement Contracting

Author: Ralph C. Nash Jr,John C. Cibinic Jr,John Jr. Cibinic

Publisher: CCH Incorporated

ISBN: 9780808034087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1464

View: 1770

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.

Government Contracts in a Nutshell

Author: Steven W. Feldman,W. Noel Keyes

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314268518

Category: Law

Page: 702

View: 2186

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.

The False Claims Act and Government Contracts

The Intersection of Federal Government Contracts, Administrative Law, and Civil Fraud

Author: Brian A. Hill,Marcia G. Madsen,Gail D. Zirkelbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634259972

Category: Law

Page: 450

View: 7191

This volume will serve as a desk book that will become a first stop for any inside, outside, government or relator's counsel who faces issues at the intersection of the FCA and federal government contracting.

Federal Contracting Made Easy

Author: Scott A. Stanberry

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1567263895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 6595

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

Outsourcing and American Democracy

Author: Jody Freeman,Martha Minow

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674032088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 3414

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.

Intellectual Property in Government Contracts

2012 Statutory and Regulatory Supplement

Author: Ralph C. Nash, Jr.,Leonard Rawicz

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9780808029618

Category: Law

Page: 759

View: 9024

With ongoing controversies over policies for intellectual property used in the performance of government contracts, failure to comply can lead to serious consequences including loss of a patent or other intellectual property rights. Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, Sixth Edition , clearly explains the substantive issues in this critical area of contracting, including the steps needed to segregate and protect private work from government work. The 2012 Statutory and Regulatory Supplement provides the current version of all statutes, regulations, Executive Orders, and policy documents referenced in the main volume.

Government Contracts

Federal, State and Local

Author: Nicholas Seddon

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862877405

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 5914

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.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590313800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

View: 4608

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.

The Responsible Contract Manager

Protecting the Public Interest in an Outsourced World

Author: Steven Cohen

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589016491

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 1894

Contract management is a critical skill for all contemporary public managers. As more government duties are contracted out, managers must learn to coordinate and measure the performance of private contractors, and to write contract requirements and elicit bids that obtain important services and products at the best possible price and quality. They must also learn to work in teams that include both public and private sector partners. The Responsible Contract Manager delves into the issues of how to ensure that the work done by private sector contractors serves the public interest and argues for the necessity of making these organizations act as extensions of the public sector while maintaining their private character. Government contract managers have a unique burden because they must develop practices that ensure the production advantages of networked organizations and the transparency and accountability required of the public sector. The Responsible Contract Manager fills a major gap in public management literature by providing a clear and practical introduction to the best practices of contract management and also includes a discussion of public ethics, governance and representation theory. It is an essential guide for all public management scholars and is especially useful for students in MPA graduate programs and related fields.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (Far): As of January 1, 2018

Author: Wolters Kluwer Staff

Publisher: Cch

ISBN: 9781454895510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2320

View: 1152

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contains the uniform policies and procedures for acquisitions by executive agencies of the federal government. The FAR is issued and maintained by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The January 2018 CCH Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) reproduces the FAR and all amendments to the regulations issued prior to January 1, 2018, along with an easy-to-use topical index. Sources of the amended text are listed in brackets along with the date of issuance and the effective date for all sections changed since the initial text of FAR appeared in the Federal Register of September 19, 1983. It contains all of the Federal Acquisition Circular, Final Rule, Interim Rule and Corrections made since July 1, 2017.