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Best practices in the acquisition of a government contractor

American Bar Association. Section of Public Contract Law

Best practices in the acquisition of a government contractor

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Published by American Bar Association in [Chicago, Ill.] .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementAmerican Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF849 .B494 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24429901M
ISBN 101604427388
ISBN 109781604427387
LC Control Number2010455810
OCLC/WorldCa476298642

The federal government, like private corporations and other organizations, acquires buildings and other facilities to support specific functions and missions and the general conduct of its business. The federal government is, in fact, the nation's largest owner of . When a contract requires the management of government property (i.e., government-furnished equipment, government-furnished property, and contractor-acquired property), usually, the languages in the request for information or request for proposals will refer to clauses in the FAR/DFARS: Material: FAR , (a);. Government procurement, government third party procurement, FAST Act, procurement guidance, best practices procurement, FAR NUMBER OF PAGES. PRICE CODE. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF REPORT. Unclassified SECURITY CLASSIFICATION. OF THIS PAGE Unclassified. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF ABSTRACT. Unclassified .


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Best practices in the acquisition of a government contractor by American Bar Association. Section of Public Contract Law Download PDF EPUB FB2

Best Practices in the Acquisition of a Government Contractor is written by a diverse group of experts who have participated in a large number of government contractor sales and purchases.

The Manual examines the full range of issues in the acquisition process, including: the due diligence process and the recommended scope of government contracts review; cost issues. With hundreds of billions of tax dollars spent each year on goods and services, it is essential that federal acquisition be managed in an efficient and effective manner.

Our work has shown that four interrelated elements promote an efficient and accountable acquisition environment and process: 1) Organizational Alignment and Leadership, 2) Policies and Processes, 3) Human Capital's. The due diligence process --Scope of government contracts review --Cost issues particular to government contracts --Claims, disputes, and bid protests --Adequacy of the target's compliance program --Other risk areas --Acquisition documents and pre-closing activities --Antitrust requirements --Exon-Florio approval for foreign ownership and.

As government agencies implement reinvention policies, they may develop promising practices that may be applied by other organizations, thus becoming Best Practices. Several web sites have established categories relating to Acquisition Best Practices. Some are listed below along with a short description of the best practices, along with "links" to their site.

to help develop the best practices included in this guidebook. Best Practices are defined as techniques that agencies may use to help detect and avoid problems in the acquisition, management, and administration of contracts.

Best practices are practical techniques gained from practical experience that may be used to improve the procurement process. is the Federal Government's premier electronic source for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). It contains Product Service Codes (PSC), the Federal Service Contract Inventory, FAR Archives, eBook versions of the FAR, optimized search engine for the FAR and other resources to improve Acquisition for contracting professionals.

Best Practices in the Acquisition of a Government Contractor The remainder of the book is devoted to matters far less familiar to gov ernment contracts lawyers. After a very brief introduction, the book describes the due diligence pro cess for twenty-three pages. It first discusses nondisclosure and confidentiality.

New from Management Concepts, Acquisition Management is the first step-by-step guide to the government's new strategies and methods for procurement. This new, streamlined acquisition process adopts the best practices of the business world to boost cost-efficiency and reduce the time from contract development to delivery.5/5(2).

The best win strategy ever developed is to uncover a customer’s wants and needs. Then meet them. This is the easiest to explain, but the most difficult for contractors to do. When preparing proposals, focus on the customer’s problems first, then your solution. Winning contractors tend to deliver proposals that focus on solving the problems.

Government Contracts in Plain English: What You Need to Know About the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation), DFARS, Subcontracts, Small Business Set-Asides, GSA Schedules, Bid Protests, and More Christoph Mlinarchik/5(5).

Book Description Your Step-by-Step Guide to Today's Best Procurement Practices "Acquisition Management is a great book for those in the government acquisition business. It is complete and well documented. I was especially impressed with the format which makes it valuable for training people new to the acquisition field and as a reference to those with more experience.".

The idea is to enable contractors to exercise innovation, ingenuity and industry best practices while working with the government team to craft and implement cost-effective solutions for agency. Subpart - Contractor Gratuities to Government Personnel: Subpart - Reports of Suspected Antitrust Violations: Subpart - Contingent Fees: Subpart - Other Improper Business Practices: Subpart - Contracts with Government Employees or Organizations Owned or Controlled by Them: Subpart - Voiding and Rescinding Contracts.

The USDA Contracting Desk Book is intended to be a depiction of departmental and subagency/mission area acquisition regulations, policies, procedures guidance and information. The Desk Book is for internal use by USDA personnel. For any questions or discrepancies, contact the USDA Procurement Policy Division.

Performance-Based Services Acquisition (PBSA) in the Department of Defense December iii its own best practices. Since the prime focus is on the end result, contractor s can A positive relationship between the government and the contractor is essential inFile Size: KB. Below are some best practices that I have learned over the last 26 years that have been successful for many of our clients.

In evaluating your current processes, you can develop better methods for implementing timesheet policies, enforcing these policies, and controlling and improving employee behavior. CONTRACTOR PURCHASING SYSTEM REVIEW (CPSR) PROGRAM FARFARand DFARS – Introduction Scope of Guidebook.

This Guidebook provides guidance and procedures to Government personnel for evaluating contractor. practices, a list of the best available sources to perform the services or provide goods, best method to conduct the acquisition (e.g., analysis of alternatives), and best practices involved in that particular commodity or service.

How to conduct market research: Gather a team together and decide on a team leader. Government contracts is a highly regulated business, with a range of laws, regulations, contract provisions, and written and unwritten policies and directives.

These laws are also specific regarding ethics and contractor standards of conduct. Government contractors must not only navigate traditional ethics issues but also face unique legal ethics issues arising from these.

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GAO Published: Publicly Released: The GPRA Modernization Act of (GPRAMA) requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to coordinate with agencies to develop cross-agency priority (CAP) goals, which are 4-year outcome-oriented goals covering a number of complex or high-risk management and mission.

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Historically, agencies and acquisition professionals have approached procurementFile Size: KB. The prime contractor must develop, implement, and maintain formal policies, practices, and procedures used in the award of subcontracts consistent with Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR)   An acquisition can have a significant impact on a contractor’s direct and indirect cost rates, and, thus the most probable cost of performing a government contract.

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administration, and settlement of government contracts. Book (Full Set) insider's perspective on the best practices for adhering to government procurement requirements. Though the concept of performance- based contracting in U.S. federal government procurement has been around since at leastit has yet to endear itself to much of the acquisition and project management world.

This is primarily because it's a perceptible shift from “the way we've always done it.”. Tasked to write a statement of objectives (SOO), many program offices will. GFOA Best Practices identify specific policies and procedures that contribute to improved government management.

They aim to promote and facilitate positive change or recognize excellence rather than merely to codify current accepted practice. GFOA has emphasized that these practices be proactive steps that a government should be taking.

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The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause for federal contractors went into effect in September of While the government does not.

The Program Manager (PM) is responsible Configuration Management (CM) on their project or program. CM is the application of sound program practices to establish and maintain consistency of a product’s or system’s attributes with its requirements and evolving technical baseline over its life.

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There are many books written on the basics of negotiations, and a few are. determine that a contract is the best way to obtain a needed service, 2. ensure an objective contractor selection process, 28 PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL CONTRACTING State contracting should conform to the highest standards of good government.

1 In particular, we reviewed contracting practices in Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, and Wisconsin. The Government ultimately rejected the initial equipment, but later approved different generators that were installed. The Contractor submitted a claim for $ million for additional costs incurred as a result of the Government’s wrongful rejection of the initial generators.

One “New ” Definition. This document is a template that your company may use to provide an overview of how your company manages Government property. It constitutes commonly held best practices for the aerospace and defense industry.

This document is required by FAR Government Property. These document will help guide the establishment and performance. Contract Negotiation Best Practices, Do’s, and Don’ts.

Read “Contract Negotiation Best Practices, Do’s, and Don’ts,” based on excerpts from Contract Negotiations: Skills, Tools, and Best Practices by Gregory A. Garrett for insight into: The Three Distinct Phases of the Contract Negotiation Process - Best Practices While Planning, Conducting, and Documenting Contract Negotiations.

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