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For many years, courts, practitioners and government agencies have turned to the insights and analysis contained in Matthew Bender's Government Contracts: Law, Administration, Procedure for both a broad understanding of complex federal procurement issues and a detailed, up to date, analysis of recent legal and regulatory developments in every aspect of the government contracting process. Because it is updated 4 times a year, the 17-volume treatise contains explanations of and discussions concerning the latest developments in every aspect of this varied and complex area of the law. Now the busy practitioner and researcher can reach for the new, soft-bound one volume Government Contracts: Formation, which is focused on the specific elements of the procurement process related to the formation of government contracts, including authority of government officers, appropriations and offer and acceptance, thus expediting the reader's ability to focus on concerns targeted to his or her specific requirements. This new publication, which is updated annually and gleaned from the larger set, has been carefully crafted by the General Editor of the main treatise to become the version of Government Contracts you can keep at your desk or carry with you as you begin your government contracts law research and analysis. Valuable as a compact standalone resource, the one volume Government Contracts: Formation can also easily be used in tandem with the more comprehensive main treatise to delve deeper into federal procurement law.
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 AUTHORITY OF GOVERNMENT OFFICERS
§ 1.10 Authority of Government Officers
§ 1.20 Authority of Agency Head
§ 1.30 Delegation of Authority
§ 1.40 General Scope of Agent’s Authority
§ 1.50 Defense of Lack of Authority
§ 1.60 Ratification
§ 1.70 Approval by Superior
§ 1.80 Faulty Execution of Contract
§ 1.90 Illegal Acts
§ 1.100 Estoppel Against Government to Deny Agent’s Power
CHAPTER 2 APPROPRIATIONS
§ 2.10 Appropriations—Generally
§ 2.20 General and Specific Appropriations
§ 2.30 Term “Bona Fide Needs Rule”
§ 2.40 Term “Subject to the Availability of Funds”
CHAPTER 3 CONTRACT FORMATION—OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE
§ 3.10 Acceptance and Contract Formation
§ 3.20 Acceptance by Authorized Government Agent
§ 3.30 Effect of Unqualified Acceptance
§ 3.40 Acceptance Subject to Approval
§ 3.50 Acceptance Subject to Conditions
§ 3.60 Telegraphic Acceptance
§ 3.70 Oral Award
§ 3.80 Withdrawal Before Opening
§ 3.90 Tie Bids
§ 3.100 Splitting Awards
§ 3.110 Furnishing of Bonds
§ 3.120 Acceptance Documents
§ 3.130 Availability of Funds
§ 3.140 Counteroffer
§ 3.150 Extension of Acceptance Time
§ 3.160 Acceptance—When Effective
§ 3.170 Acceptance of Qualified Bids
§ 3.180 Timeframe for Acceptance
§ 3.190 Ratification