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Managing Federal Government Contracts

Managing Federal Government Contracts Author Charles D. Solloway Jr., CPCM
ISBN-10 9781567263978
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 440
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You've Got Questions – We've Got Answers Questions can arise at any point in the process of working with government contracts. Now, you have an accessible resource you can trust for authoritative answers.Managing Federal Government Contracts: The Answer Book covers the contract management process from planning to closeout and all the steps in between. Using the regulations and legislation as a basis, author Charles Solloway draws on his many years of experience to craft answers that will help you address the issues you face every day . This book provides answers to the questions most commonly asked by government program and contracting personnel, contracting officer's representatives, contractor employees, inspectors, and all those involved in government contract management. The question-and-answer format makes getting the information you need quick and efficient. Examples of forms and templates drawn from actual contract work are included to make your work easier. Along with the basics on the roles of the various contract team members and the different aspects associated with each contract type, this resource covers: • Partnering issues • Data use for efficient contract management • Remedial actions and how to properly initiate them • The government's role with subcontractors Don't let your questions go unanswered. Get Managing Federal Government Contracts: The Answer Book.



Pricing and Cost Accounting

Pricing and Cost Accounting Author Darrell J. Oyer
ISBN-10 9781523096695
Release 2011-04
Pages 304
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The essential reference to help federal contractors negotiate and maintain profitable contracts—Now in its third edition! This is the essential reference to help federal contractors negotiate and maintain profitable contracts—and remain in compliance throughout the life of the contract. Government contracting rules and regulations have changed significantly over the past six years. This new third edition addresses these changes and more: New thresholds for certification of cost and pricing data Revisions in cost accounting standards Implementation of commercial time-and-material and labor-hour contracts New, stringent ethics requirements Impact of stimulus funding Revised cost principles, including excessive pass-through costs, post-retirement benefits, and travel costs Redirected audit initiatives based on the GAO review of DCAA Plus…changed requirements for bidding…pricing…cost accounting…subcontracting…contract modification…all the information you need to be in compliance with the new rules. No other single book provides as much up-to-date federal procurement cost and pricing information in such a concise - yet comprehensive - format.



Federal Contracting Answer Book

Federal Contracting Answer Book Author Terrence M O'Connor
ISBN-10 9781567264258
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 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.



The Government Contracts Reference Book

The Government Contracts Reference Book Author CCH Incorporated
ISBN-10 0808028952
Release 2013
Pages 560
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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



Drafting Effective Contracts

Drafting Effective Contracts Author Robert A. Feldman
ISBN-10 9780735503762
Release 1999
Pages 1466
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The professionaland’s favored tool for over a decade, this backbone reference provides a comprehensive set of drafting elements that can be used from contract to contract. Move step-by-step through the contract-creation process and—from conducting the initial client meeting to closing the deal, with detailed discussions of the eleven, essential drafting elements, parties, recitals, subject, consideration, warranties and representations, risk allocation, conditions, performance, dates and term, boilerplate, and signatures. By Robert A. Feldman and Raymond T. Nimmer A favorite reference tool for professional drafters for over a decade, Drafting Effective Contracts combines a clear analysis of how effective agreements are structured with a practical breakdown of the essential elements of any contractand— giving you the best way to draft contracts. This completely updated practical reference guide presents a consistent structural analysis and a comprehensive set of drafting elements that can be used from contract to contract. You are led step-by-step through the process by which contracts are created, given clear sample contract provisions, and offered direction around the obstacles that may be encountered in drafting agreements for goods and services, promissory notes, guaranties, and secured transactions. Drafting Effective Contracts provides a complete handbook for drafting legal agreements that work. For starters, you get a practical and comprehensive approach to the overall contract processand—from conducting the initial client meeting to closing the deal. Youand’ll find a detailed discussion of the 11 drafting elements that every contract may have: Parties Recitals Subject Consideration Warranties and Representations Risk Allocation Conditions Performance Dates and Term Boilerplate Signatures After you get a solid explanation of these essential elements and how theyand’re assembled to create effective contracts, you get key strategies for negotiating the agreement and closing the deal. You get an overview of the legal concepts that underpin various types of agreements and—such as promissory notes, guaranties, security agreements, and agreements for the sale of goods and services. Then youand’ll see how to apply the drafting elements to create the finished contract. You also get an array of sample agreements and contracts as well as statutory material. Only Drafting Effective Contracts combines the best benefits of a forms book and a treatise to give you the most complete tool for building effective legal agreements.



FISMA Compliance Handbook

FISMA Compliance Handbook Author Laura P. Taylor
ISBN-10 9780124059153
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 350
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This comprehensive book instructs IT managers to adhere to federally mandated compliance requirements. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition explains what the requirements are for FISMA compliance and why FISMA compliance is mandated by federal law. The evolution of Certification and Accreditation is discussed. This book walks the reader through the entire FISMA compliance process and includes guidance on how to manage a FISMA compliance project from start to finish. The book has chapters for all FISMA compliance deliverables and includes information on how to conduct a FISMA compliant security assessment. Various topics discussed in this book include the NIST Risk Management Framework, how to characterize the sensitivity level of your system, contingency plan, system security plan development, security awareness training, privacy impact assessments, security assessments and more. Readers will learn how to obtain an Authority to Operate for an information system and what actions to take in regards to vulnerabilities and audit findings. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition, also includes all-new coverage of federal cloud computing compliance from author Laura Taylor, the federal government’s technical lead for FedRAMP, the government program used to assess and authorize cloud products and services. Includes new information on cloud computing compliance from Laura Taylor, the federal government’s technical lead for FedRAMP Includes coverage for both corporate and government IT managers Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document FISMA compliance projects This book is used by various colleges and universities in information security and MBA curriculums.



Nonprofits Government

Nonprofits   Government Author Elizabeth T. Boris
ISBN-10 0877667322
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 453
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The past several decades have seen unprecedented growth in the scope and complexity of relationships between government and nonprofit organizations. These relationships have been more fruitful than many critics had feared and more problematic than many advocates had hoped. Nonprofits and Government is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary exploration of nonprofit government relations. The second edition of this important book is fully updated and includes two new chapters. The authors address a host of important issues, including nonprofit advocacy, direct regulatory and tax policy, the conversion of nonprofits to for-profits, clashes in government interaction with religion and the arts, and international nonprofit government relationships. Practitioners, researchers, and policymakers alike will benefit from the authors wide-ranging discussion.



Essentials of Contract Law

Essentials of Contract Law Author Martin A. Frey
ISBN-10 9781305544802
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 384
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An ideal guide for the paralegal student, ESSENTIALS OF CONTRACT LAW, Second Edition presents the law of contracts in an understandable and organized manner. The book's effective road map approach to contracts helps students learn about contract formation, determining the applicable law, unenforceable contracts and breach of contract. In this edition, the author also separately addresses the impact of Article 2 of the UCC, federal preemption, and the UN's Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Cutting through excess verbiage and outdated doctrine, the book develops each rule of law by presenting theory, illustrating it with an example, and providing a problem to give readers hands-on practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Property Insurance Litigator s Handbook

Property Insurance Litigator s Handbook Author Leonard E. Murphy
ISBN-10 159031901X
Release 2007
Pages 415
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Property Insurance Litigator s Handbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Property Insurance Litigator s Handbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Property Insurance Litigator s Handbook book for free.



McGraw Hill s HVAC Licensing Study Guide

McGraw Hill s HVAC Licensing Study Guide Author Rex Miller
ISBN-10 0071508759
Release 2007-02-02
Pages 408
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Get All the Practice Questions and Answers, Calculations, and Troubleshooting Tips You Need to Ace the major HVAC Licensing Exams! HVAC technicians and students alike can turn to the HVAC Licensing Study Guide for everything they need to prepare for and pass the major HVAC licensing exams on the very first try! Designed to boost confidence, skills, and knowledge, this unique career-building resource contains over 800 practice questions and answers, essential calculations, and step-by-step troubleshooting tips for the job site. Written by two of the most experienced and successful authors in the HVAC field, this on-target book presents a wealth of current information on heating...boilers...ventilation ductwork...air conditioning systems and methods...refrigeration...electrical systems...control devices...materials and equipment design...and codes and standards. Filled with over 200 detailed illustrations and handy “tip boxes” on important code matters and exam questions, the HVAC Licensing Study Guide enables readers to: Develop skills with material most likely to appear on the NATE, ICE, RSES, and HVAC licensing exams Improve test-taking ability with over 800 exam-style multiple-choice and true/false questions and answers Learn about the latest refrigerant usage and regulations Keep up with the most recent codes and standards Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to pass your licensing exam on the first try This HVAC Study Guide Will Help You Master: • Heating (Boilers) • Ventilation (Ductwork) • Air Conditioning • Refrigeration • Electrical • Control Devices • and Much More!



Grant Writing

Grant Writing Author Patrick W. Miller
ISBN-10 0967327938
Release 2008-08-30
Pages 327
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Miller walks funding seekers through the major phases of grant development.



Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide Third Edition

Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide  Third Edition Author National Contract Management Association
ISBN-10 0982838530
Release 2016-01-05
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Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide Third Edition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide Third Edition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide Third Edition book for free.



Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction

Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction Author Sam Kubba
ISBN-10 9780128104439
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 1064
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Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes, Second Edition directly addresses the needs of building professionals interested in the evolving principles, strategies, and concepts of green/sustainable design. Written in an easy to understand style, the book is updated to reflect new standards to LEED. In addition, readers will find sections that cover the new standards to BREEAM that involve new construction Infrastructure, data centers, warehouses, and existing buildings. Provides vital information and penetrating insights into three of the top Green Building Codes and Standards applied Internationally Includes the latest updates for complying with LEED v4 Practices and BREEAM Presents case studies that draws on over 35 years of personal experience from across the world



Immigrants and Boomers

Immigrants and Boomers Author Dowell Myers
ISBN-10 9781610444187
Release 2007-02-22
Pages 376
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“This story of hope for both immigrants and native-born Americans is a well-researched, insightful, and illuminating study that provides compelling evidence to support a policy of homegrown human investment as a new priority. A timely, valuable addition to demographic and immigration studies. Highly recommended.” —Choice Virtually unnoticed in the contentious national debate over immigration is the significant demographic change about to occur as the first wave of the Baby Boom generation retires, slowly draining the workforce and straining the federal budget to the breaking point. In this forward-looking new book, noted demographer Dowell Myers proposes a new way of thinking about the influx of immigrants and the impending retirement of the Baby Boomers. Myers argues that each of these two powerful demographic shifts may hold the keys to resolving the problems presented by the other. Immigrants and Boomers looks to California as a bellwether state—where whites are no longer a majority of the population and represent just a third of residents under age twenty—to afford us a glimpse into the future impact of immigration on the rest of the nation. Myers opens with an examination of the roots of voter resistance to providing social services for immigrants. Drawing on detailed census data, Myers demonstrates that long-established immigrants have been far more successful than the public believes. Among the Latinos who make up the bulk of California’s immigrant population, those who have lived in California for over a decade show high levels of social mobility and use of English, and 50 percent of Latino immigrants become homeowners after twenty years. The impressive progress made by immigrant families suggests they have the potential to pick up the slack from aging boomers over the next two decades. The mass retirement of the boomers will leave critical shortages in the educated workforce, while shrinking ranks of middle-class tax payers and driving up entitlement expenditures. In addition, as retirees sell off their housing assets, the prospect of a generational collapse in housing prices looms. Myers suggests that it is in the boomers’ best interest to invest in the education and integration of immigrants and their children today in order to bolster the ranks of workers, taxpayers, and homeowners America they will depend on ten and twenty years from now. In this compelling, optimistic book, Myers calls for a new social contract between the older and younger generations, based on their mutual interests and the moral responsibility of each generation to provide for children and the elderly. Combining a rich scholarly perspective with keen insight into contemporary political dilemmas, Immigrants and Boomers creates a new framework for understanding the demographic challenges facing America and forging a national consensus to address them.



Simpler

Simpler Author Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN-10 9781476726618
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 272
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Simpler government arrived four years ago. It helped put money in your pocket. It saved hours of your time. It improved your children’s diet, lengthened your life span, and benefited businesses large and small. It did so by issuing fewer regulations, by insisting on smarter regulations, and by eliminating or improving old regulations. Cass R. Sunstein, as administrator of the most powerful White House office you’ve never heard of, oversaw it and explains how it works, why government will never be the same again (thank goodness), and what must happen in the future. Cutting-edge research in behavioral economics has influenced business and politics. Long at the forefront of that research, Sunstein, for three years President Obama’s “regulatory czar” heading the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, oversaw a far-reaching restructuring of America’s regulatory state. In this highly anticipated book, Sunstein pulls back the curtain to show what was done, why Americans are better off as a result, and what the future has in store. The evidence is all around you, and more is coming soon. Simplified mortgages and student loan applications. Scorecards for colleges and universities. Improved labeling of food and energy-efficient appliances and cars. Calories printed on chain restaurant menus. Healthier food in public schools. Backed by historic executive orders ensuring transparency and accountability, simpler government can be found in new initiatives that save money and time, improve health, and lengthen lives. Simpler: The Future of Government will transform what you think government can and should accomplish.



The Managed Care Contracting Handbook 2nd Edition

The Managed Care Contracting Handbook  2nd Edition Author Maria K. Todd
ISBN-10 1439866570
Release 2009-03-26
Pages 300
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Managed care contracting is a process that frustrates even the best administrators. However, to ignore this complexity is to do so at your own expense. You don’t necessarily need to bear the cost of overpriced legal advice, but you do need to know what questions to ask, what clauses to avoid, what contingencies to cover ... and when to ask a lawyer for help. Decode and analyze reimbursement problems, loopholes, and contract stipulations you are likely to encounter Learn tried-and-true tricks, tools, shortcuts, and techniques to evaluate agreements Negotiate contracts that won’t leave you open to unanticipated expenses Written by Maria K. Todd, a seasoned professional in managed care contracting, this handbook is written for managers, analysts, and finance officers who have the daunting task of negotiating contracts for medical services. It offers an in-depth examination of managed care and its organizations and covers key areas, such as pay-for-performance initiatives, reimbursement methods, contract law basics, and negotiating strategies. The Managed Care Contracting Handbook offers critical details and strategic information as well as resources on everything from HMOs and PPOs to Consumer Driven Health Plans (CDHP), self-funded ERSIA payers, and Medicaid managed care. Fully updates the first edition, which was used widely in the U.S. and overseas. Designed to equip you with the confidence that comes with knowing the right questions to ask and more answers than you are supposed to know, this easy-access resource — Provides a complete overview of managed care organizations Covers contract law basics Presents material that can be used internationally Discusses Medicaid Managed Care Offers an operational evaluation of a typical managed care agreement Includes sample contracts and important checklists, as well as a glossary



The Fractured Republic

The Fractured Republic Author Yuval Levin
ISBN-10 9780465093250
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 288
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Americans today are frustrated and anxious. Our economy is sluggish, and leaves workers insecure. Income inequality, cultural divisions, and political polarization increasingly pull us apart. Our governing institutions often seem paralyzed. And our politics has failed to rise to these challenges. No wonder, then, that Americans--and the politicians who represent them--are overwhelmingly nostalgic for a better time. The Left looks back to the middle of the twentieth century, when unions were strong, large public programs promised to solve pressing social problems, and the movements for racial integration and sexual equality were advancing. The Right looks back to the Reagan Era, when deregulation and lower taxes spurred the economy, cultural traditionalism seemed resurgent, and America was confident and optimistic. Each side thinks returning to its golden age could solve America's problems. In The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin argues that this politics of nostalgia is failing twenty-first-century Americans. Both parties are blind to how America has changed over the past half century--as the large, consolidated institutions that once dominated our economy, politics, and culture have fragmented and become smaller, more diverse, and personalized. Individualism, dynamism, and liberalization have come at the cost of dwindling solidarity, cohesion, and social order. This has left us with more choices in every realm of life but less security, stability, and national unity. Both our strengths and our weaknesses are therefore consequences of these changes. And the dysfunctions of our fragmented national life will need to be answered by the strengths of our decentralized, diverse, dynamic nation. Levin argues that this calls for a modernizing politics that avoids both radical individualism and a centralizing statism and instead revives the middle layers of society-families and communities, schools and churches, charities and associations, local governments and markets. Through them, we can achieve not a single solution to the problems of our age, but multiple and tailored answers fitted to the daunting range of challenges we face and suited to enable an American revival.