Graduate Level GovCon Textbookgovernment contracts textboo
Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:27 PM
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:14 PM
Government Contracts Guidebook, 4th, 2011 - 2102 ed. by Steven W. Feldman, which is published by Thomson Reuters. The main problem is that it costs $315. The publisher describes it as follows:
This guide is a comprehensive, easy-to-use reference on government contracting, helpful to novices and seasoned professionals alike. It takes you through every step of the contracting process in chronological order, from getting the contract to getting paid. The latest supplement updates will be integrated into the text for easy reference.
I know the author and he's excellent, but the price is a big obstacle. You might be able to negotiate a discount with the publisher.
Government Contracts in A Nutshell, 5th (2011), by Keyes and Feldman. More affordable at $38.00, but it may not be detailed enough. It's described as follows:
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.
You might also look at Government Contracting: Promises and Perils (ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy), by William Sims Curry (CRC Press, 2010). $70.00.
A guidebook through the minefield of government contracting and procurement, Government Contracting: Promises and Perils describes the dangerous practices commonly applied in the development and management of government contracts and provides advice for avoiding the sort of errors that might compromise their ability to protect the public interest. It includes strategies for increasing profits for government contractors, rather than incurring burdensome costs, through compliance with government mandated subcontracting and financial management systems. Drawing from his indepth investigation of government agencies across the country, the author examines present-day scenarios that regularly lead public servants and government committees to manage contracts with tools that are less than optimal and to select contractors that may not be the best qualified. He then delineates practical processes, contracting documents, and contract management tools to mitigate detrimental outcomes and alternative approaches to supplant the imperfect methodologies.
I haven't read the book, but the table of contents looks promising. It seems to take a critical approach and is not merely expository.
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