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Inside the October 2011 issue...
Measuring Contracting Organization Workload and Performance
Methods to assess workload and relative performance in contracting organizations, and options for using that information to staff organizations accordingly.
By: Timothy S. Reed
Value Engineering: The Nearly Lost Art of Saving Taxpayers Money
Value engineering is a proven-successful method of saving taxpayer dollars while truly doing more with less.
By: Gregory A. Garrett and Tom Reid
Does it Really Take 15 Years to Evaluate the Efficacy of Reform?
The temporary provisions of FAR 13.5 must become permanent to fully capitalize potential efficiencies and effectiveness.
By: E. Cory Yoder and Timothy G. Hawkins
Anatomy of an Arbitration: Arbitrating Subcontract Disputes
An examination of the arbitration process with sources of information for drafting dispute resolution and arbitration clauses.
By: Kenneth M. Jackson
Do What Makes Sense in Selecting Contract Type
Fixed-price contracts are being promoted to save money in government contracting, but each acquisition stands on its own and choosing the best contract type for a particular procurement is about mitigating and apportioning risk between the government and the contractor.
By: Allen Friar
Earned Value Management for the Contracting Professional
A proposal for contracting officers to require contractors to submit a "Resource Loaded Proposal Performance Schedule" as part of their proposal, as well as contracting officer review of the company's EVM past performance history as part of evaluation for contract award.
By: Thomas Mahoney and James A. Rego Jr.
Great Leadership Starts With Leading an Organization of One
By: Glenn Gutek
The Growing Risks of Small Business Contracting
By: Jack Horan and Steffen Jacobsen