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Inside the March 2015 issue...
The Contractor's Guide to Managing Cost-Type Contracts
Guidance for contractors to effectively manage the administrative aspects of cost-reimbursement contracts, including what costs can be reimbursed under a cost-type contract, steps a contractor must take to get paid, and some practical tips for managing cost-type contracts.
By: Tom Marcinko and Donna Dominguez
Will 2015 Bring Expanded Liability for Contractors Under the False Claims Act?
In January 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam case that addresses the application of the WSLA to the FCA and the current circuit split regarding the proper interpretation of the FCA's "first-to-file" rule. This article discusses the case's history and some of the practical effects that the upcoming decision may have.
By: David L. Scher and R. Scott Oswald
How to Improve Your Teaming Agreement, Part 2 of 2
The conclusion to the guide to both primes and subcontractors on how to restructure teaming agreements to protect themselves in the event of a failed relationship.
By: Stephen P. Mulligan
The Requirements of Requirements: Saying What You Mean Means Getting What You Need, Part 2 of 2
A conclusion to the discussion addressing some of the most common challenges government contractors and subcontractors face when they are trying to understand and comply with customer requirements, from the perspective of those who are responsible for generation of solicitations at any tier, in the hopes of bridging what is becoming a more and more significant gap.
By: Carol Barton
Mission-Focused Acquisition Management: Getting to "Yes"
The goal of all acquisition professionals is to accomplish the mission at hand. To that end, acquisition professionals shouldn't say "no," but use their training, education, and intellect to find a way to say "yes, it can be done, and this is how."
By: James N. Phillips Jr.
An Organizational Alignment Study: Tips on Creating and Sustaining a Successful Contracting Organization
By: Sean D. Garcia and Allie Stanzione
Chapter Presidents Corner
Marsha W. Cervantez, President, Boston Chapter
By: Marsha W. Cervantez
Legislation and Regulations
By: Michael R. Rizzo
Enough is Enough: A Contractor's Right to Stop Work
By: Jack Horan and Sandeep Nandivada
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