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Formation of Government Contracts, Fourth Edition (Softcover)

10028489-0001

Formation of Government Contracts, Fourth Edition (Softcover)

Contributor(s)
By Ralph C. Nash, Jr., John Cibinic, Jr., Christopher R. Yukins
Publish Date
09/26/2011
Product Line
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
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The complex process of solicitation, bidding and award of government contracts can challenge even the most seasoned of contractors and government officials. Navigate the maze of requirements, statutes, regulations and case law with confidence, with this authoritative treatise.

This book has reached that rare status of a classic --devoted exclusively to formation of government contracts. To say it is full of case, statute, and regulatory cites would be an understatement.

Formation of Government Contracts, from The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and CCH, cuts through confusing jargon and government "legalese" to deliver a practical guide to forming a sound government contract.

You'll learn the best way to:

  • Plan the acquisition process
  • Select qualified contractors
  • Prepare and submit proposals
  • Make initial decisions on proposals
  • Choose the correct type of contract
  • Analyze price and cost
  • Negotiate the level of profit
  • Resolve contract award controversies

Successful proposals start with effective formation

Recent legislation and requirements have made significant changes in the procurement process, while current case law continues to redefine the very practice of government contracting. This revised third edition brings you up to date on all recent developments, including:

  • The FAR Part 15 rewrite, as well as the FASA, Clinger-Cohen and ADRA requirement
  • New information on simplified acquisitions, limiting the competitive range, past performance, commercial items, protests, cost and pricing and other new requirements
  • The past 10 years of Comptroller General, court and board decisions

Written by pre-eminent experts in government contracting, the authors' unbiased analysis of important case law and decisions provides an overview of the current legal environment and helps you put everything in perspective.

ISBN: 9780808024446
Pages: 1830
SKU: 10028489-0001
Chapter 1: Basic Principles of Federal Procurement

Chapter 2: Contract Formation Principles

Chapter 3: Acquisition Planning

Chapter 4: Contractor Qualification

Chapter 5: Sealed Bidding

Chapter 6: Basic Negotiation Procedures

Chapter 7: Special Negotiation Procedures

Chapter 8: Types of Contracts

Chapter 9: Contract Pricing

Chapter 10: Collateral Policies

Chapter 11: Contract Award Controversies

Contributor(s)

Ralph C. Nash, Jr. is a widely recognized author and lecturer in the Government Contracts field. He taught at the George Washington University Law School from 1960 to 1993, retiring to become Professor Emeritus. In 1960, he founded the University’s Government Contracts program and served as its Director from 1960 to 1966 and from 1979 to 1984. In addition to teaching, he does consulting work for government agencies, private corporations, and law firms. He is a member of the Public Contract Section of the American Bar Association, is a member of the Procurement Round Table, and is a Fellow and serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association. He was a member of the DOD Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Laws (Section 800 Panel).

Professor Nash is the author of Government Contract Changes and the coauthor of several texts, including Formation of Government Contracts, Administration of Government Contracts, Competitive Negotiation: The Source Selection Process, Construction Contracting, Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, and The Government Contracts Reference Book. He is also the co-author of the Nash & Cibinic Report, a monthly newsletter. He received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from George Washington University.

John Cibinic, Jr. was Professor Emeritus at The George Washington University Law School where he taught from 1963 to 1993. From 1966 to 1974, he was Director of the Government Contracts Program. A respected spokesman in the field of government contracts, Professor Cibinic conducted seminars and conferences on government contracts for professionals in government and corporations, and for lawyers. He also served as a consultant to government agencies, private corporations, and law firms. He was vice-chairman of the Cost and Pricing Committee of the Public Contract Section of the American Bar Association. Professor Cibinic coauthored several books, including Formation of Government Contracts, Administration of Government Contracts, Competitive Negotiation: The Source Selection Process, and Construction Contracting. Together, with Professor Ralph Nash he coauthored the Nash & Cibinic Report, a monthly newsletter. He received an A.B. from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Professor Christopher Yukins teaches on government contract formations and performance issues, anti-corruption measures, bid challenges, government contracts litigation, and comparative issues in public procurement law at The George Washington University Law School. He is an active member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Procurement Roundtable, an organization of senior members of the U.S. procurement community. He is a faculty advisor to the Public Contract Law Journal, and has published on procurement reform in numerous journals, nationally and internationally.

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