Journal of Contract Management
Inside the September 2009 issue...
Contracting and Tax Accountability: Ensuring a Level Playing Field
How the passage of the Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2009 will ensure a level playing field among prospective contractors in competing for federal contracts.
By: Juanita M. Rendon and Rene G. Rendon
Offset Contracts Under Defense Procurement Regulations in India: Evolution, Challenges, and Prospects
As mandatory offset requirements get deeply ingrained in Indian defense purchases, it is time to consolidate the various threads and move toward a more comprehensive, consistent, and efficient framework for the administration of offset contracts.
By: Sandeep Verma
Sticks, Stones, and $600 Hammers: The Role of Public Discourse and Mythmaking in Federal Acquisition Policy
An overview of some of the major narratives that have negatively impacted the public consciousness concerning the acquisition community, and how contract professionals can prevent current and future narratives from shaping the legal and regulatory environment in which they work.
By: Adam R. Goldstein
The Attorney/Contract Manager: The Intersection of Two Professions
Attorneys who serve as contract managers hold a mantle of ethical duty higher than their non-attorney peers, and would do well to recognize the intersection of their employment with their training, acting at all times in accordance with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
By: Michael J . Sofield Jr.
The Great Generational Divide: Training and Development for the Multigenerational Workforce
Organizations can provide effective training and development for their employees by developing a robust strategic program that takes into account the individual qualities of each generation of their employees.
By: R.L. Harrison
Stewardship and Accountability in Public Contracting
With the increasing scrutiny of public contracting today, the traditional unilateral perspective of contract management is no longer sufficient—therefore, a paradigm shift to a bilateral perspective is called for.
By: Alex Denis
The Nature and Scope of Contractor Qualification Systems: A Cross-Jurisprudential Inquiry
A comparative assessment of the bases for selecting contractors for government contracts in Europe, the United States, and Ghana, as well as an analysis of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement and the WTO systems.
By: Dominic N. Dagbanja
A Primer for the Application of the Uniform Code of Military Justice to Nonmilitary Personnel Accompanying the Forces
The UCMJ has been applicable to contractors for nearly two years, and it is essential for contractors to familiarize themselves with their rights under the UCMJ, the unique articles under the UCMJ, and the international laws and contractual language that govern their treatment.
By: Jill A. O’connor
Organizational Intervention: IT Financial Management Systems at State and Local Levels
A review of the District of Columbia Financial Management Project, with comparisons to similar organizations’ public management information system endeavors and recommendations for the successful completion of similar projects.
By: Mary M. Johnson
Best Practices in Service Contracting for State and Local Government Agencies
In the absence of shared comprehensive direction for performing the contracting function and preparing solicitation and contracting documents, state and local government agencies can benefit from best contracting practices for RFPs and service contracts gleaned from agencies nationwide.
By: William Sims Curry
The Expansion of U.S. Contractor Compliance and Mandatory Disclosure Rules
Can the U.S. government achieve the objectives embodied within FAR Case 2007-006, or will these aspirations falter due to the shortcomings of the procurement system’s infrastructure and the impediments created by 2007-006 itself?
By: Dustin Monokian
Government Personal Services Contracting and Antidiscrimination Laws: Tenure for Contractors?
Civil service employees are thought to enjoy “tenure,” or job protection, which does not necessarily extend to personal services contract employees. However, antidiscrimination laws can be used to extend job protection to personal services contract employees.
By: Theodore T. Richard
Squeezing Value Out of Idle Assets: Enhanced Use Leasing in the U.S. Army
While the U.S. Army has implemented enhanced use leases to its great advantage, it must overcome substantive challenges if it is to continue to benefit from this unique authority.
By: Dave Anderson
The W. Gregor Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program
Call for Papers: 2010