- Filename: federal-contracting-made-easy.
- ISBN: 1567262317
- Release Date: 2008-10-01
- Number of pages: 351
- Author: Scott A. Stanberry
- Publisher: Management Concepts
Follow the Path to Success in Federal Construction Contracting Opportunities abound in federal government construction contracting, but the devil is in the details. Companies performing work for the federal government must plan and operate based on very specific guidelines and regulations. Knowing how to work within those strict parameters makes the difference between success and failure. Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy is your road map to successfully identifying, planning, and completing government construction projects. This book guides you in finding opportunities, preparing winning proposals, and staying in compliance on construction projects. It is the one resource you will need to work in this competitive arena. The book provides guidance on: Understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation and knowing when and how to use it for your benefit and protection Preparing quality control and safety programs that comply with federal regulations and processes Determining when a change order is required and how to price and properly process Identifying a claim and knowing how to process it Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy is an invaluable resource for construction firms, architect/engineer firms, subcontractors, and vendors that want to do business with the federal government. Plus! A handy glossary of terms is included.
Each year, the federal government awards billions of dollars in small-business contracts. ItÆs both the lifeblood of hundreds of thousands of companies and a quagmire of red tape. One misstep can result in hefty fines, cancelled contractsùeven jail time. The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts puts a wealth of specialized legal counsel at readersÆ fingertips. ItÆs the one book that looks beyond winning a piece of the $500 billion pie and concentrates on the crucial but complex Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other rules required for keeping the contract alive and avoiding penalties. Clear answers to the most important compliance questions are inside, including: ò Is a small business really small? ò Who is eligible for the HUBZone, 8(a), SDVO or WOSB programs? ò What salaries and benefits must be offered? ò What ethical requirements must be followed? ò When does affiliation become a liability? No one can afford to be lax with the rules or too harried to heed them. This book helps contractors meet their compliance obligationsùand keep the pipeline flowing.
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.
In today's highly specialized business world, many organizations are outsourcing to strategic partners in an effort to cut costs while maintaining good customer relations. Because their reputation is on the line, these companies must carefully manage partnership agreements, e-procurement solutions, and integrated supply chains to meet the exacting expectations of customers. A strong contract management program is paramount to companies that outsource, paving the way to stronger and more efficient business relationships that enhance, rather than reduce, the bottom line. World Class Contracting can help you gain a thorough understanding of the contracting process. Whether you are buying or selling contracts, this book will prove an invaluable desktop resource. The Fourth Edition of World Class Contracting adds three powerful chapters to the book. The three new chapters include: The Contract Management Senior Executive Assessment Tool, the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM), and a comprehensive discussion of Enterprise Contract Management, including independent assessments of six of the leading Enterprise Contract Management Software Applications. In addition, the Fourth Edition includes: Expanded discussion of international contract management issues Expanded review of the leading Contract Management associations NCMA, ISM, & IACCM) Updated discussions of contract management professional certifications Updated Contract Management Forms and Tools
Perform Contracting Successfully! This master reference — in its fifth edition — contains everything you need to know about government pricing rules and regulations in one easy-to-use volume. Guide to Contract Pricing: Cost and Price Analysis for Contractors, Subcontractors, and Government Agencies, Fifth Edition, explains how the government conducts business and walks you through every step of the contracting process. This fully updated edition includes a new chapter on the role of auditors in contract pricing as well as five new detailed appendices. A CD-ROM provides sample forms, templates, and tools to facilitate the cost and price analysis process. You’ll be able to: Master the steps of the sealed bid process Improve your skills at evaluating bids, proposals, and quotations Perfect your ability to analyze direct and indirect labor costs Improve your chances for securing a fair and reasonable price Table of Contents Basic Pricing Policy and Concepts • Types: Pricing Implications • Price Analysis for Purchases • Cost Principles and Cost Classifications • Obtaining Cost or Pricing Data • Analysis of Direct Labor Costs • Analysis of Direct Material and Other Direct Costs • Analysis of Indirect Costs • Facilities Capital Cost of Money • Profit or Fee Determination • Pricing Equitable Adjustments for Contract Changes • Contract Pricing—Role of Auditors
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
Manage Project Risk Effectively and Efficiently with the ATOM Methodology Get the “how” of correctly managing project risk in this latest edition of Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodology. The authors, David Hillson and Peter Simon, have applied their extensive experience in managing risk on projects to develop this simple and scalable approach—the ATOM methodology. ATOM—Active Threat and Opportunity Management—is a proven practical approach that all project managers, as well as all members of the project team, can readily understand and use. This second edition of the book reflects the authors’ work to continually improve upon the model and to apply the methodology to a broader range of issues. The book includes: An entirely new chapter on managing risk in programs, which is an important dimension in today’s world of ever more complex initiatives Updated material and methodology more closely aligned with relevant international standards Emphasis on minimizing the threats and maximizing the opportunities to optimize achievement of your project goals Based on sound principles and best practices, this book guides any member of the project management team in conducting risk management in a real-world environment. Contents: Part I: The Problem • The Challenge of Managing Risk • Making it Work • Active Threat and Opportunity Management — The ATOM Risk Process • Part II: Applying ATOM to a Typical Project • Start at the Beginning (Initiation) • Exposing the Challenge (Identification) • Understand the Exposure (Assessment) • Options and Actions (Response Planning) • Spread the Word (Reporting) • Just Do It (Implementation) • Keeping it Alive (Major Reviews) • Ongoing Updates (Minor Reviews) • Learning from Experience (Post- Project Review) • Part III: Variations on a Theme • ATOM for Small Projects • ATOM for Large Projects • Simulating Possible Futures (Quantitative Analysis) • Managing Risk in Programs • Next Steps
Right-Brain Project Management: A Complementary Approach looks at contemporary project management from a fresh perspective, exploring "right-brain" approaches that are intuitive and capitalize on natural human thinking and activity. Coupled with the logical and formal, or "left-brain," methodology associated with conventional project management, facilitation of right-brain functions offers a good range of techniques for project success. Presenting extensive research and the experiences of project managers who use right-brain approaches successfully, this book sheds a unique and hopeful light on conquering the challenges of contemporary projects. Learn how the successful project manager can become a whole-brain project manager by enlisting resources from both the right and the left sides, and how to further enhance project management by incorporating innovation and flexibility.
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. Contents The Components of a Contractor’s Ethics Program • Applicability of the New Ethics Regulations • Ethics Rules for Getting a Contract • Ethics Rules for Administering Contracts • Federal Employee Conduct • Federal Laws about Contractor Conduct • Fighting Fraud: Common Fraudulent Activities
A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of nonprofit accounting Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy, Second Edition equips you with the tools you need to run the financial and accounting operations within your nonprofit organization. Even if you do not have a professional understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting, this handy guide makes it all clear with complex accounting rules explained in terms nonaccountants can easily understand in order to help you better fulfill your managerial and fiduciary duties. Always practical and never overtechnical, this helpful guide conforms to FASB and AICPA standards and: * Discusses federal single audit and its impact on nonprofits * Offers examples of various types of split-interest agreements * Shows you how to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement * Explains financial accounting and reporting standards * Helps you become conversant in the rules and principles of accounting * Updates board members, executive directors, and other senior managers on the accounting basics they should know for day-to-day operations * Features tables, exhibits, and charts that illustrate the content in a simple and easy-to-understand manner Suitable for fundraising managers and executives--as well as anyone who needs to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement--this is the ultimate not-an-accountant's guide to nonprofit accounting.
This reference text addresses the basic knowledge of research administration and anagement, and includes everything from a review of research administration and the infrastructure that is necessary to support research, to project development and post-project plans. Examples of concepts, case studies, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and references to books, journal articles, monographs, and federal regulations are also included.