Understanding Government Contract Law

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Author: Terrence M. O'Connor

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523096365

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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A “back-to-basics” guide to government contract law Finally! A plain-English presentation of the basic legal concepts of government contract law for professionals at any stage in their careers. Until now, anyone in the procurement field has had to trudge through dense and complex texts written in hard-to-follow “legalese” in their quest to understand procurement law. With Understanding Government Contract Law, they finally have a source of clear and concise explanations of the legal principles involved in government contract law, written by an authority on the subject. Part I of the book focuses on the unique problems facing each of the parties to a government contract – the contract officer and the contractor – and offers insight to the many roles played by the contract officer in the procurement process. Part II describes why and how the government contract is different from commercial contracts. Part III explores the ins and outs of a government contract lawsuit. The author presents key legal principles of government contract law by: • Stating a legal principle • Specifying where in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that principle is found • Offering the rationale, context, and any public policy behind the principle • Describing, with case law examples, situations where the government applied the law correctly and situations where the government came to that conclusion incorrectly

The Government Manager's Guide to Contract Law

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Author: Terrence M. O'Connor LLM

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1567264433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 331

This practical volume offers clear and helpful guidance on the laws governing federal contracts. From information on the types of contracts used in government to ways to interpret those contracts, the book covers the basics that every government manager needs to know. Information on complying with ethics requirements in general, and in the solicitation process and contract administration in particular, is especially pertinent. The author also explains the government manager's liability both to the government and to the public. This book covers all the aspects of contract law that every government manager should know to be both effective and in compliance.

Federal Procurement Ethics

The Complete Legal Guide

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Author: Terrence M. O'Connor

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523097256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 3369

A Comprehensive and Easy-to-Use Guide to the Federal Procurement Ethics Requirements! Revised to include recent changes in procurement ethics rules, such as the significant additions to the False Claims Act made by Congress in 2009, this book is a complete, all-in-one resource. This plain-English guide focuses on exactly what procurement professionals—both federal officials and contractor employees—need to know to be in compliance with the law and to conduct better business practices. Federal Procurement Ethics: The Complete Legal Guide, Revised Edition, provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand descriptions of all the ethics rules that procurement professionals in both government and the private sector need to follow. Summaries of recent and relevant court cases that illustrate the need for full compliance with procurement regulations are also included.

Accounting for Government Contracts--Cost Accounting Standards

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Author: Lane K. Anderson

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579110509

Category: Law

Page: 1430

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Comprehensive and detailed analysis for implementing, complying and keeping current with Cost Accounting Standards for federal government procurement contracts. • Applicability of standards and regulations to contractors and contracts • Explanation of procedures involved in preparing cost impact proposals and making contract price adjustments • Comprehensive analysis and commentary on each standard along with dozens of detailed examples • Discussion of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and significant regulatory issues that affect Cost Accounting Standards

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

oder Die Grundsätze des Staatsrechtes

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Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954550539

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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Mit seiner 1762 veröffentlichten Abhandlung übte der französische Philosoph Jean-Jacques Rousseau einen wesentlichen Einfluss auf die politische Theorie der Französischen Revolution aus, zugleich sind seine radikalen Schlussfolgerungen bis heute umstritten: Im Zentrum des Buchs steht die These, dass zwischen den Individuen der Gesellschaft ein unausgesprochener Gesellschaftsvertrag existiert. Orientiert ist dieser Vertrag jedoch nicht an den Rechten des Einzelnen. Vielmehr dient der Vertrag ausschließlich dem Gemeinwohl, das in Rousseaus Augen das zugleich Vernünftige und deshalb allein Gerechte ist.

Federal Contracting Answer Book

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Author: Terrence M O'Connor,Mary P Wangemann

Publisher: Do Sustainability

ISBN: 1567264255

Category: Law

Page: 426

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Thousands of contracting professionals have relied on the Federal Contracting Answer Book as their trusted guide to the highly regulated world of government procurement. In each edition the book has offered timely and accurate answers to the questions that arise daily in this complex field. Now in its third edition, this answer book is even more comprehensive. Written by experts who have extensive experience working in and teaching government contracting, the book includes all the latest changes and requirements. The question-and-answer format enables quick look-up and a concise presentation of the information. In this edition, new questions and answers have been added on avoiding proposal errors, debriefings, procurement vocabulary, regulatory changes, and best practices. In addition to these updates and revisions, the third edition includes new chapters on earned value management, GSA schedules, and contractor qualifications. Contents: Introduction to the Federal Marketplace • Introduction to Federal Contracting • Commercial Item Contracting • GSA Schedule Contracts • Subcontracting • Marketing • Ethical Pitfalls • Proposal Development • Cost Analysis • The Government’s Price Evaluation • After Proposal Submission • Exchanges with Offerors • Final Proposal Revisions • Past Performance • Debriefings • Contractor Qualifications • Protests • Inspection, Acceptance, and Warranties • Earned Value Management • Closeouts • Contract Interpretation • Delay • Changes • Equitable Adjustments • Claims • Terminations • Fraud • Acronyms About the Authors Terrence O’Connor, LLM, Director of government contracts for Berenzweig Leonard, LLP, has practiced government contract law for more than 40 years. After 15 years as a federal government attorney, he went into private practice as a government contract litigation attorney. His publications include Understanding Government Contract Law and Federal Procurement Ethics:The Complete Legal Guide. Dr. Mary Ann P. Wangemann, CPCM, PMP has worked in the government marketplace for the last 25 years. She currently runs her own training and consulting practice to help companies navigate the federal marketplace. In addition, she is on the faculty of several universities. She received the National Contract Management Association’s National Education Award and the Blanche Witte Award for Excellence in the field of contract management.

Understanding Government Contract Source Selection

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Author: Margaret G. Rumbaugh

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523097183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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Your Go-to Resource for Government Contract Source Selection! From planning to protest and all the steps in between, Understanding Government Contract Source Selection is the one reference all government acquisition professionals and contractors should keep close at hand. This valuable resource provides straightforward guidance to ensure you develop a firm foundation in government contract source selection. Government acquisition professionals can reference this book for guidance on: • Preparing the acquisition and source selection plans • Drafting evaluation criteria and proposal preparation instructions • Creating a scoring plan and rating method • Drafting the RFP and SOW • Conducting a pre-proposal conference • Preparing to receive proposals and training evaluators • Evaluating technical, management, and cost proposals • Avoiding protest Contractors can reference this book for guidance on: • Selling to the federal government • Reviewing a draft RFP and providing comments • Participating in a pre-proposal conference • Preparing a proposal that complies with RFP requirements • Developing a strategy for teaming agreements, subcontracts, and key personnel • Negotiating a contract • Getting the most out of post-award debriefings • Filing a protest PLUS! Understanding Government Contract Source Selection provides a source selection glossary, an extensive case study, and sample proposal preparation instructions in the appendices to help you navigate the federal competitive source selection process. This complete guide is an indispensable resource for anyone striving to build their knowledge of government contract source selection!

Key Case Law Rules for Government Contract Formation

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Author: Patrick Butler,Patrick Butler Lt. Col

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523096969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Go Beyond the FAR! The guidance contained in the almost 2000 pages of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the various agency supplements are just a part of the resources government acquisition professionals need to do their jobs effectively. Accessing and understanding case law is equally important to a thorough understanding of government contracting. Legal decisions explain the Government Accountability Office's and the courts' views on how procurement statutes and regulations apply in a wide range of situations. Case law also gives potential bid protesters and agencies a way to gauge the likely outcome of a protest. Until now, it has been difficult to find and understand the legal decisions that could be relevant to a particular situation. Key Case Law Rules for Government Contract Formation changes that by organizing and explaining the most important protest grounds in a readily accessible and comprehensible way. With an emphasis on more recent cases, the book is organized around the key protest grounds, such as pricing issues, allegations that the government wrongfully prevented competition, or improper sealed-bidding procedures. Bridging the gap of understanding between the legal and the contracting communities, this book is a much-needed addition to the essential resources for acquisition professionals.

Federal Government Contracts

Cases and Materials

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Author: John W. Whelan,James F. Nagle

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 771

View: 8064

This casebook provides detailed information on federal government contracts. There are a great number of reasons for studying Government contracts. As far as this book is concerned, probably the most persuasive of these may be the light that is thrown on internal operations of the Government. This subject, which usually escapes the attention of legal scholars (and other scholars as well) deserves serious study and criticism if we are to continue to be a Government under law.Every year the federal government spends approximately $190 billion contracting for supplies, services, construction, and research and development. Those contracts cover everything from the mundane (pencils, chairs, etc.) to the nearly miraculous (stealth technology, space exploration, hydroelectric plants). That money cascades down from the government through virtually all of America's major corporations down to the smallest subcontractors. Moreover, many state and local governments emulate these principles w

Warum Nationen scheitern

Die Ursprünge von Macht, Wohlstand und Armut

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Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310402247X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Der Klassiker - von sechs Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgern empfohlen, eine Pflichtlektüre! Warum sind Nationen reich oder arm? Starökonom Daron Acemoglu und Harvard-Politologe James Robinson geben eine ebenso schlüssige wie eindrucksvolle Antwort auf diese grundlegende Frage. Anhand zahlreicher, faszinierender Fallbeispiele – von den Conquistadores über die Industrielle Revolution bis zum heutigen China, von Sierra Leone bis Kolumbien – zeigen sie, mit welcher Macht die Eliten mittels repressiver Institutionen sämtliche Regeln zu ihren Gunsten manipulieren - zum Schaden der vielen Einzelnen. Ein spannendes und faszinierendes Plädoyer dafür, dass Geschichte und Geographie kein Schicksal sind. Und ein überzeugendes Beispiel, dass die richtige Analyse der Vergangenheit neue Wege zum Verständnis unserer Gegenwart und neue Perspektiven für die Zukunft eröffnet. Ein provokatives, brillantes und einzigartiges Buch. »Dieses Buch werden unsere Ur-Ur-Urenkel in zweihundert Jahren noch lesen.« George Akerlof, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Eine absolut überzeugende Studie.« Gary S. Becker, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wirklich wichtiges Buch.« Michael Spence, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Acemoglu und Robinson begeistern und regen zum Nachdenken an.« Robert Solow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiges, unverzichtbares Werk.« Peter Diamond, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Debatte, warum Staaten mit gleicher Vorrausetzung sich so wesentlich in wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen unterscheiden.« Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Diese faktenreiche und ermutigende Streitschrift lehrt uns, dass die Geschichte glücklich enden kann, wenn ihr kein Mensch mehr als Versuchsobjekt dient.« Michael Holmes, NZZ am Sonntag »Anderthalb Jahrzehnte Arbeit eines Pools von Wissenschaftlern, auf 600 Seiten zusammengefasst durch zwei Forscher von Weltrang – und dies kommt heraus: eine Liebeserklärung an Institutionen, die im Sinne ihrer Bürger funktionieren. [...] bestechend.« Elisabeth von Thadden, Die Zeit »Sie werden von diesem Buch begeistert sein.« Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Preisträger und Autor der Weltbestseller »Kollaps« und »Arm und Reich« » Ein höchst lesenswertes Buch.« Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Bestsellers »Das Ende der Geschichte« »Ein phantastisches Buch. Acemoglu und Robinson gehen das wichtigste Problem der Sozialwissenschaften an – eine Frage, die führende Denker seit Jahrhunderten plagt – und liefern eine in ihrer Einfachheit und Wirkmächtigkeit brillante Antwort. Eine wunderbar lesbare Mischung aus Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft und Ökonomie, die unser Denken verändern wird. Pflichtlektüre.« Steven Levitt, Autor von »Freakonomics«

Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts

A Practical Guide for the Industry Professional

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Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.,Thomas E. Abernathy, IV,Hubert J. Bell, Jr.,Steven L Reed,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470539763

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

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Federal Construction Law for Construction Professionals Any firm intent on benefitting from the boom in federal government construction contracts must navigate an increasingly complicated and demanding set of laws, regulations, and practices that govern these projects and the contractors performing them. To help guide you through this maze, here is the updated edition of the easy-to-understand guide to the practical reality of these special requirements, and how managers and owners of construction industry firms can use them to effectively avoid pitfalls on current projects and compete successfully for new projects. Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition walks the reader through actual federal contracts, highlights critical clauses, and simplifies governmental and legal jargon to provide ease of use by the nonlawyer. Updates to this Second Edition include: Coverage of the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Specifics of federal government grants to state and local public construction contracts New insights on Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), BIM, Green Construction, and Web-based project management techniques used by the federal government A revised look at the increasingly detailed business ethics and compliance program requirements for contractors and subcontractors as mandated by the federal government for its contractors A unique Web site at www.wiley.com/go/federalconstructionlaw provides the user with a Table of Acronyms and Terms commonly found in federal government contracts, an extensive list of Web sites of interest to federal government construction contractors, checklists, sample forms, as well as specifications related to innovations in project delivery By making transparent the many rights, risks, and legal responsibilities involved in a federal government construction project, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition provides construction industry professionals—from general contractors, subcontractors, and designers to surety bond agents—with the insight and understanding they need to avoid problems and run a successful project from start to finish.

Principles of government contract law

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Author: Federal Acquisition Institute (U.S.),Lowry Technical Training Center

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government purchasing

Page: 749

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Contract Law in Perspective

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Author: John Tillotson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1859410022

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This book approaches contract law from its social. political and economic context and by doing so aims to broaden understanding and appreciation of the subject at a level which is suitable for students. Legal and business perspectives are introduced. as are some sociological and economic ideas and influences. The planning and dispute solving roles of contract law are also examined. The book also deals with those areas of substantive law which are considered to be the most significant today. Emphasis is placed on standard form contracts. government contracts. contract and competition. and clauses regularly found in business contracts such as exclusion clauses. force majeure clauses and arbitration clauses.