Federal Contract Management--A Manual for the Contract Professional
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Federal Contract Management: A Manual for the Contract Professional covers all major aspects of the federal government contracting (procurement) process, from basic concepts to sophisticated strategies. This publication supplies abundant practical advice and tips for successful bidding for contracting work with governmental agencies and guidance relative to managing contract performance. It offers practical and in-depth discussions of:
• Skills and functions of the contract administrator
• Role of the contracting officer
• Control of contract performance
• Negotiation tactics and strategies
• Bidding process and protest procedures
• Social policy requirements
• Dispute resolution
• Ethical considerations
Federal Contract Management: A Manual for the Contract Professional includes citations to key administrative and court decisions, statutes and regulations. Numerous forms and exhibits are provided.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Authority of the Government to Contract for Goods and Services
Chapter 2 Contract Administration Function
Chapter 3 Contract Methods and contract Types
Chapter 4 Preparation, Submission, and Evaluation of Proposals
Chapter 5 Negotiation Techniques
Chapter 6 Bids and Awards
Chapter 7 Cost Recovery and Payment
Chapter 8 Technical and Engineering concepts for the Contract Administrator
Chapter 9 Contract Changes
Chapter 10 Social Policy Considerations, Classified Contracts, and Access to Contractor Records
Chapter 11 General Contracting Requirements
Chapter 12 Termination for Convenience
Chapter 13 Government Remedies
Chapter 14 Disputes and Claims
Chapter 15 Inspection, Acceptance, Delivery and Warranty
Chapter 16 Control of Contract Performance
Chapter 17 Special Categories of Contracting
Chapter 18 Ethics in Government Contracting
Chapter 19 Commercial Item Procurement
Chapter 20 Homeland Security Department