Description - Government Contracting by William Sims Curry
A guidebook through the minefield of government contracting and procurement, Government Contracting: Promises and Perils describes the dangerous practices commonly applied in the development and management of government contracts and provides advice for avoiding the sort of errors that might compromise their ability to protect the public interest. It includes strategies for increasing profits for government contractors, rather than incurring burdensome costs, through compliance with government mandated subcontracting and financial management systems. The author examines present-day scenarios that regularly lead public servants and government committees to manage contracts with tools that are less than optimal and to select contractors that may not be the best qualified. He then delineates practical processes, contracting documents, and contract management tools to mitigate detrimental outcomes and alternative approaches to supplant the imperfect methodologies.
The book also outlines an approach for performing advance contract planning for management of the process throughout the contracting cycle, negotiating a contract that protects the interest of all parties, and ensuring successful contractor performance. The book contains a "Government Procurement Corruption Wall of Shame" that illustrates the myriad perils and stumbling blocks such as conflicts of interest, duplicity, favoritism, incompetence, kickbacks, and protests. Filled with best practices that protect you from nefarious, amateurish, and criminal mistakes that frequently lead to harsh consequences, the coverage does not end with discussions of corruption, mismanagement, and ineptitude, but provides practical processes and strategies to diminish the negative impacts from these government contracting perils.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
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Author Biography - William Sims Curry
Chico, California, USA National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan