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Elements of Government Contracting  by Karen R.  O'Brien-DeBakey ,Richard D.  Lieberman

Elements of Government Contracting

By Richard D. Lieberman, Karen R. O'Brien-DeBakey


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CCH's Elements of Government Contracting combines two previous books, Elements of Contract Formation and Elements of Contract Administration , to make one comprehensive resource. Thiss 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.

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.

Pages 194
Last Updated 04/01/2004
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9780808011170
SKU 10030008-0001
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Basic Principles

  • Authority of Government Personnel
  • Statutory and Regulatory Law
  • Honesty and Disclosure of Facts
  • Government and Commercial Contracts Compared
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Chapter 2 - Formation of Government Contracts

  • Proper Business Practices
  • Competition and Methods of Contracting
  • Types of Contracts
  • Sealed Bidding
  • Negotiated Procurement
  • Protests
  • Chapter 3 - Socioeconomic Policies and Programs

  • Policies and Preferences
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Policies Relating to Workplace and Environment
  • Chapter 4 - Administration of Government Contracts

  • Administration Basics
  • Day-to-Day Contract Administration
  • Special Administrative Matters
  • Termination
  • Appendix A

    Appendix B