NCMA Books

Here are all the text resources NCMA offers you—some books we publish and others we distribute. Some of these books are associated with National Education Seminars, our certification program, or are in general book circulation. All NCMA titles are available online purchase.

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NEW!! 2013 Annual Review of Government Contracting 
By: NCMA and Bloomberg Government

Developed in partnership between NCMA and Bloomberg Government, the Annual Review of Government Contracting comprises a collection of the latest data, trends, and analyses in government contracting to help you better understand and adapt to the ongoing changes occurring within government contracting, from the strategies and approaches being used to develop, award, and manage government contracts to the trends of who is developing, awarding, and receiving those contracts. NCMA members can access the PDF free of charge in the “Members Only” section.”

46 PP., 2014 (NCMA/Bloomberg)
PRICE: FREE (member)/$25 (nonmember) Purchase. NCMA members can access the PDF free of charge in the Members Only section.

 

 

100WGM100 Worst Government Mistakes in Government Contracting
By: Richard D. Lieberman

The author's previous book, The 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting, was written to help contractor personnel break the mistake habit in their dealings with the federal government on government contracts. It seemed only appropriate to examine the process from the other end and identify mistakes that the government makes. The 100 Worst Government Mistakes in Government Contracting is designed to help contracting officers, contract specialists, contracting officer’s technical representatives, and contracting officer representatives avoid making mistakes on their side of the government contracts table. The author examines 100 common, dangerous mistakes so they can be understood and avoided, drawn from every phase of the government contracts life cycle.

154 PP., 2012 (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-6-2
PRICE: $30 (member)/$40 (nonmember) Purchase

 

 

 

The 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting
By: Richard D. Lieberman and Jason D. Morgan

Why repeat the mistakes of others? Sometimes reciting best practices and principles is not enough to drive the lesson home. Sometimes you have to look at the inverse. Perfect for government contractors, this book examines 100 classic mistakes to avoid, drawn from every phase of the government contract life cycle. The legal framework of government contracting is outlined with references to the most pertinent statutes and regulations.

138 PP., 2008 (NCMA), 0-9700897-5-5
PRICE: $25 (member)/$35 (nonmember) Purchase








100WM Book/Video Set Cover100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting - Book and Video Recording Set
By: Richard D. Lieberman, Jason D. Morgan, and NCMA

Why repeat the same mistakes as others? Sometimes reciting best practices and principles is not enough to drive the lesson home. Sometimes you have to look at the inverse. Perfect for government contractors, this book examines 100 classic mistakes to avoid, drawn from every phase of the government contract life cycle. The legal framework of government contracting is outlined with references to the most pertinent statues and regulations.
This set includes the 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting book, which will be shipped separately, as well as a downloadable recording of a live National Education Seminar (NES).

138 PP., 2008 (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-5-5
PRICE: $95 (member)/$115 (nonmember) Purchase






CFCMSG 2nd Ed.Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) Study Guide, Second Edition
By: NCMA

The Second Edition of the CFCM Study Guide contains updates of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) changes through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-57 and expanded material on topics covered in the first edition. The CFCM Study Guide is an essential resource in preparing for the 150-question CFCM examination. The book contains a 108-question practice test to help candidates identify areas requiring more study.

131 PP., 2012 (NCMA), 978-0-940343-90-0
PRICE: $75 (member)/$90 (nonmember) Purchase







CPCM Study Guide, Third EditionCertified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) Study Guide, Third Edition 
By: Margaret G. Rumbaugh, CPCM, Fellow

The CPCM Study Guide, 3rd Edition provides the vital link between the CMBOK, 4th Edition and the CPCM Examination. Includes practice questions, answers and explanations, and recommended readings.


223 PP., 2014 (NCMA), 978-0-9828385-0-1
PRICE: $75 (member)/$90 (nonmember) Purchase





 

CMBOK_4thEd_CoverContract Management Body of Knowledge, Fourth Edition 
By: NCMA, Updated by Margaret G. Rumbaugh, CPCM, Fellow

The Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) documents the evolution and expansion of the professional competencies that make up the contract management profession. This is a reference book every contracts manager should own. The CMBOK, Fourth Edition is a must-have publication whether you are setting up a new contracts organization or reorganizing an existing one. It is indispensable for certification candidates as well. All questions on the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) exam are mapped to CMBOK, 4th Edition.

233 PP., 2013 (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-7-9
PRICE: $50 (member)/$60 (nonmember) Temporarily out of stock

 



 

Contract Management Organizational Assessment ToolContract Management Organizational Assesment Tools
By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP and Dr. Rene Rendon, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

An excellent comprehensive toolkit for all organizations involved in buying/selling products, services, and integrated solutions, this book offers proven research-based tools to assess the effectiveness of your contract management processes—from all levels. Understand the new supply environment in today's world, learn how to create successful performance-based contract management organization, use the new Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM), and learn how to apply other research-based survey assessment tools to improve buying and selling performance.


300 PP., 2005 (NCMA), 9700879-0-8
PRICE: $35 Purchase





Contract NegotiationsContract Negotiations: Skills, Tools, and Best Practices
By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of contract negotiations, with a compelling discussion of what skills and tools are needed to become a master contract negotiator. Learn about contract negotiation best practices in various marketplaces—U.S. federal government contracts, commercial contracts, and global contracts—as well as how to build a better relationships, deal with obstacles, develop effective strategies, tactics, and counter-tactics, and more.


365 PP., 2005 (CCH, INC.), 0-8080-1246
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase





Contract Negotiations Book and DVD PackageContract Negotiations: Skills, Tools, and Best Practices - Book and DVD Package
By: Greogry A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

Based on Gregory Garrett’s newest publication, Contract Negotiations: Skills, Tools, and Best Practices, this seminar offers comprehensive case studies, processes, tools, and best practices from both the public and private business sectors, to benefit both buyers and sellers in the use of performance-based acquisition.

365 PP., 2005 (CCH, INC), 9700879-0-8
PRICE: $95 (member)/$115 (nonmember) | Call 1-800-344-8096 to purchase.







Contract TypesContract Types
By: Federal Publications Seminars

Contract Types is a comprehensive guide on the practical, legal, accounting, and management implications in the use of various contract types. It goes beyond consideration of the differences among the various types of contracts, and covers the practical, legal, accounting, and management implications from using each type of contract. Its end objective is to provide both new and experienced employees with a greater understanding of what should be done to better administer and manage their own contracts.

92 PP., 2010 (NCMA), 0-9700897-8-6
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase






CT Book/Video Recording CoverContract Types - Book and Audio Recording Set
By: Federal Publications Seminars and NCMA

Contract Types, an accelerated, comprehensive one day course on the practical, legal, accounting, and management implications in the use of various contract types. This course is designed for both new and experienced contract professionals. For new professionals, it explains the different contract types and their uses. For experienced professionals, it is a refresher and an update examining the various contract types and some of the new, innovative types of contracts in use. It includes an analysis of the risks inherent in different kinds of contracting and the role of risk management in both fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contracting. This course goes beyond consideration of the differences among the various types of contracts, and covers the practical, legal, accounting, and management implications from using each type of contract. Its end objective is to provide both new and experienced employees with a greater understanding of what should be done to better administer and manage their own contracts. This set includes the Contract Types book, which will be shipped to you separately, as well as a downloadable recording of a live NES seminar.

92 PP., 2010 (NCMA), 0-9700897-8-6
PRICE: $95 (member)/$115 (nonmember) Purchase



COR_Book_CoverThe COR Member of the Acquisition Team: The Contracts Officer's Representative (COR) Guide to Performance and Quality
By: James N. Phillips, Jr., MPA, CFCM, Fellow, Scottie Paramoure, CFCM, and Michael P. Jennings, PhD, CPCM

Whether you are a new or experienced COR, contracting professional, or simply a member of the acquisition team, this book is for you. Learn more about the importance of the role of COR to the acquisition process, the need for a diversified skill set to perform the COR duties, tools and techniques to aid the COR, the communication skills necessary to facilitate and document an evaluation of contractor performance, and ethical insight and how to stay out of trouble as a COR (ethics and conflict of interest).

138 PP., 2012 (NCMA), 978-0-940343-91-7
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase






CECP coverCost Estimating and Contract Pricing: Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices
By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

What should a product, service, or integrated business solution cost? How much is it worth to the buyer? What is the appropriate rate of return or profitability for a product or service? What constitutes a fair and reasonable price? How can a buyer ensure they are not paying too much? How can sellers maximize both sales revenue and profitability in a consistent manner? The answers to the above stated questions range from simple to complex and are the focus of this book.

284 PP., 2008 (CCH, INC), 978-0-8080-1819-3
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase






DGBCT 7th Edition CoverDesktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms, Seventh Edition
By: Margaret G. Rumbaugh, CPCM, Fellow and Dr. John Wilkinson, CPCM, Fellow

The seventh edition of NCMA's Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms provides useful information on the fundamental meaning and everyday use of more than 1,800 contracting terms. The contract management profession relies largely on precision and proper interpretation of language; therefore, this edition of the Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms has been expanded from past editions to cover new and recent terms contract managers may expect to encounter, previous terms have been updated, and obsolete terms have been removed. It is an essential desktop reference for those new to the profession, a critical review for more seasoned practitioners, and an indispensable study tool for NCMA certification exams.

268 PP., 2012 (NCMA), 978-0-940343-97-9
PRICE: $40 (member)/$50 (nonmember) Purchase





DWP_CoverDeveloping Winning Proposals: Proposal Preparation, Techniques, and Tips
By: Federal Publications Seminars

Developing Winning Proposals is designed to provide you with the nuts and bolts you need to review a request for proposal (RFP), put a proposal team together, and develop the detailed cost estimates you need to convince a customer that you can best satisfy their needs. This book is for everyone involved in the development and response to an RFP. In addition to contract management professionals, this book also benefits anyone involved in the acquisition process: managers, directors, financial analysts, engineers, and business development employees, among others.

109 PP., 2013 (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-8-6
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase





CM Journal 2013Journal of Contract Management 2013
By: NCMA

Published annually, the journal is a broad-based, peer-reviewed publication devoted to the dissemination of research and improvement of the contract management field, serving both the buying and selling communities of the public and private sectors.

Its editorial scope spans a wide-range of topics in the field. It strives to comprehensively cover the contract management discipline by publishing conceptual, empirical, and practical application manuscripts that demonstrate substantial conceptual development, appropriate methodology, proven best practices, and value-added topic areas.

127 PP., 2013 (NCMA)
PRICE: $15 Purchase




Leadership: Building High-Performance Buying and SLeadership: Building High-Performance Buying and Selling Teams
By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP and William C. Pursch, PhD, CPCM

Improve the performance of your organization with this comprehensive, practical, and compelling guide…providing practical and highly effective tools, best practices, case studies, personal stories, and engaging interviews of buying and selling business leaders.

300 PP., 2006 (NCMA), 0-9700897-2-4
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase







Performance-Based AcquisitionPerformance-Based Acquisition: Pathways to Excellence
By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

This book is filled with successful case studies, processes, tools, and best practices from both the public and private business sectors, to benefit both buyers and sellers in the use of performance-based acquisition. It discusses a variety of important topics, including e-business key trends and best practices, the new Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM), critical components of performance-based contracts, and performance/balanced scorecards.

344 PP., 2005 (NCMA), 0-9700897-1-6
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase






Performance-Based Acquisition: Pathways to ExcellePerformance-Based Acquisition: Pathways to Excellence - Book and DVD Package
By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

This book is filled with successful case studies, processes, tools, and best practices from both the public and private business sectors, to benefit both buyers and sellers in the use of performance-based acquisition. It discusses a variety of important topics, including e-business key trends and best practices, the new Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM), critical components of performance-based contracts, and performance/balanced scorecards.

344 PP., 2005 (NCMA), 0-9700897-1-6
PRICE: $95 (member)/$115 (member) | Call 1-800-344-8096 to purchase.






Risk ManagementRisk Management for Complex U.S. Government Contracts & Projects
By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

Risk management, the ability to efficiently and cost effectively mitigate potential problems, is fundamental to good business in both public and private sectors. This book provides a unique and comprehensive view of what it takes to successfully manage large, complex, high-technology U.S. government contracts and projects. Led by celebrated principal author Gregory A. Garrett, the contributing authors are a team of 12 experts with extensive experience in U.S. government agencies, military, and industry, with specialized knowledge and education in account, law, contracting, supply-chain management, and program/project management. This one-of-a kind book is loaded with process diagrams tools, techniques, and best practices.

279 PP., 2009 (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-7-9
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase




 

Salary Survey 2014NEW!! Salary Survey 2014
By: NCMA

The contract management profession is a dynamic, challenging, and (as demonstrated by this report) a rewarding career choice. This 2014 Contract Management Salary Survey report demonstrates that contract management professionals are highly experienced, extremely well-educated people, possessing a variety of professional certifications and designations that demonstrate their proficiency. It also demonstrates that if you are in the contract management profession, you are being well rewarded (or you should be!) in terms of salary and bonus. If you are not currently a contract management professional, and are contemplating a career change, or if you are a college student considering a career choice, this report demonstrates that contract management would make an excellent choice!

125 PP., 2014 (NCMA)
PRICE: $50 (member)/$250 (nonmember) Purchase

 

SolicitationsSolicitations, Bids, Proposals, and Source Selection: Building a Winning Contract
By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP and Gail A. Parrott

Building a contract, in both the public and private business sectors, which meets or exceeds the requirements of the buyer and seller is indeed a challenge, especially in a world of high expectations and demanding customers. This book provides a comprehensive roadmap or series of steps, which can be taken by both buyers and sellers to achieve mutual business success.

368 PP., 2007 (NCMA), 978-0-8080-1612-0
PRICE: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember) Purchase








The NCMA ChronicleThe NCMA Chronicle: Celebrating 50 Years

The NCMA Chronicle features more than 200 pages taken from the history and traditions of the association. Lavishly illustrated with photographers from the entire organizational timeline and handsomely bound into a coffee table-quality volume, the Chronicle is a unique and fitting testament to the struggles and triumphs of the first generations of NCMA members.

218 PP., 2009 (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-6-2
PRICE: $150 Purchase












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