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This treatise features extensive coverage of the law and regulation of the business of government contracting and federal acquisition. Government Contracts: Law, Administration and Procedure addresses nearly every aspect of government contract law and practice, with references to the history and policies underlying current principles as well as current references to applicable statutes, regulations and case decisions. More than a mere "case finder" or primary source compilation, this treatise provides a thorough discussion from experienced practitioners that places case law and regulations in the context most useful to attorneys, contract administrators and other professionals. Topics discussed include:
• Allowable and unallowable costs
• Contract officer responsibilities
• What to do when stipulated performance becomes impossible
• Excusable delay
• Bid submission procedures
• Profit margins
This publication also features a comprehensive set of forms. Along with certain standard forms published by the government, Government Contracts: Law, Administration and Procedure also contains typical practice forms, including sample filings for use in government contract adversary proceedings in the Federal Courts, the agency boards of contract appeals and the General Accounting Office. It also includes forms for non-adversary use, including those related to industrial security.
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 General Principles
CHAPTER 2 Interpretation of Government Contracts
CHAPTER 3 Government Immunities
CHAPTER 4 Authority of Government Officers
CHAPTER 5 The Contracting Officer
CHAPTER 6 Claims and Appeals Procedure Under the Contract Disputes Act
CHAPTER 7 The Comptroller General
CHAPTER 8 Appropriations
CHAPTER 9 Procurement by Negotiation
CHAPTER 10 Procurement by Sealed Bidding
CHAPTER 11 Offer and Acceptance
CHAPTER 12 Mistake
CHAPTER 13 Government Misrepresentation
CHAPTER 14 Fraud, Conflicts of Interest and Gratuities
CHAPTER 15 Duress
CHAPTER 16 Assignment of Contracts
CHAPTER 17 Implied Contracts
CHAPTER 18 Cost or Pricing Data
CHAPTER 19 Types of Government Contracts
CHAPTER 20 Value Engineering
CHAPTER 21 Government-Furnished Property
CHAPTER 22 Adequacy of Government Specifications
CHAPTER 23 Allowable Costs
CHAPTER 24 Specific Costs
CHAPTER 25 The Equal Access to Justice Act
CHAPTER 26 Delivery
CHAPTER 27 Inspection
CHAPTER 27A Acceptance, Guarantee and Warranty
CHAPTER 28 Changes
CHAPTER 29 Changed (Differing Site) Conditions
CHAPTER 30 Termination for Convenience of the Government
CHAPTER 31 Breach of Contract
CHAPTER 32 Damages
CHAPTER 33 Reprocurement Contracts
CHAPTER 34 Liquidated Damages
CHAPTER 35 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 35A Termination for Default
CHAPTER 36 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 36A Excusable Delay
CHAPTER 37 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 37A Compensable Delay
CHAPTER 38 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 39 Impossibility of Performance
CHAPTER 40 Accord and Satisfaction; Release
CHAPTER 41 Discounts
CHAPTER 42 Contingent Fees
CHAPTER 43 Presumptions
CHAPTER 44 Financial Assistance to Contractors
CHAPTER 45 Laws Relating to Labor
CHAPTER 46 Industrial Security
CHAPTER 47 Labor Surplus Areas
CHAPTER 48 Small Business Aids and Preferences
CHAPTER 49 Subcontractors and Subcontracts
CHAPTER 49A The Miller Act
CHAPTER 50 Domestic Procurement Preferences
CHAPTER 51 [Reserved]
CHAPTER 52 Patents, Proprietary Rights and Data, Trade Secrets and Copyrights
CHAPTER 53 Research and Development Contracts
VOLUME 10 [Reserved]
Table of Abbreviations
Table of Cases Federal Courts
Table of Opinions
Table of Statutes
Table of Regulations