NCMA offers a variety of reference materials—some are books that we publish, others we distribute.

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NEW! Contract Management Body of Knowledge® (CMBOK®) 6th Edition

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NCMA is proud to announce the publication of the Sixth Edition of the Contract Management Body of Knowledge® (CMBOK®). This update is driven by the changes in the Contract Management Standard™ Publication (CMS™) Second Edition, which serves as the CMBOK’s foundation. The CMBOK® Sixth Edition provides a common understanding of the terminology, practices, policies, and processes used in contract management. To learn more about the primary adjustments from the Fifth Edition to the Sixth Edition, click here.

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NEW! Desktop Guide to Contract Management Terms

Desktop Guide to Contract Management TermsThe one book all contract managers need on their desk! The contract management profession relies largely on precision and proper interpretation of language. The Desktop Guide to Contract Management Terms provides useful information on the fundamental meaning and everyday use of more than 4,000 contracting terms from over 100 sources, such as the Contract Management Body of Knowledge, Federal Acquisition Regulation and its supplements, and various statutes. This book has been expanded upon our previous book, the Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms, to include new and recent terms contract managers will encounter on the job. This book is an essential desktop reference both for those new to the profession and those more seasoned practitioners. 307 pages, (NCMA), 978-0-9828385-8-7

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Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide (3rd Edition)

Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study GuideThe Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide, Third Edition, has been updated with the latest changes up to and including Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-95. This study guide provides you with a detailed study outline of the main topics within each FAR part and as well as specific references. Once you feel prepared for the exam, you can test your knowledge by taking the practice test included in the guide; an answer key is provided so you can check how well you did. The practice test is designed to both facilitate review and give you the opportunity to assess how well you’ve mastered the topics covered in the CFCM Study Guide. 167 pages, NaN  (NCMA), 978-0-9828385-3-2

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CMBOK Abbreviations & Acronyms

CMBOK Abbreviations & Acronyms coverEvery industry has its own abbreviations and acronyms. We’ve created this free downloadable PDF for your reference as you learn the lingo commonly used throughout the contract management profession.

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Contract Changes, Disputes, and Terminations - Mastering the Fundamentals

Contract Changes, Disputes, and Terminations - Mastering the Fundamentals coverBy: John Cibinic Jr., Stephen D. Knight, James F. Nagle, Ralph C. Nash Jr.

This text serves as a reference for issues related to U.S. federal government contract changes, disputes, and terminations. It provides detailed information on a wide variety of related topics including formal change orders, constructive changes, notice requirements, the dispute process, termination for default, and termination for convenience, to name just a few. For those seeking additional material on related subject matter, we offer the complete texts of Administration of Government Contracts and Cost-Reimbursement Contracting: The Source-Selection Process as well as a wide variety of other titles.

355 pages, 2015  (Wolter Kluwer), 978-1-4548-6964-1

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Contract Types

contract-types-coverBy: NCMA, Federal Publications Seminars

Contract Types is an accelerated, comprehensive one-day course about the practical, legal, accounting, and management implications related to the use of various types of contracts. It goes beyond consideration of the differences between the various types of contracts into the practical, legal, accounting, and management implications of using each type of contract. Its goal 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 pages, 2010 (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-8-6

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Cost Estimating & Contract Pricing: Tools, Techniques, & Best Practices

Cost Estimating and Contract Pricing coverBy: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

There are so many factors to consider when estimating pricing.

  • 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 questions above range from simple to complex and are the focus of this book. 284 pages, 2008  (CCH), 978-0-8080-1819-3

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Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials

far_essentials_cover_standingBy: Jim Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, and Allie Stanzione, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

The Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials covers the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)—the source of the uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all U.S. federal government agencies. The FAR is thousands of pages long and deeply complex. The Desktop Guide condenses and summarizes 28 of the most essential topics of the FAR, making it a must-have resource for all government and industry contract management professionals.

Topics in the Desktop Guide are organized under six major headings:

  • Acquisition Planning,
  • Contracting Methods and Types,
  • Socioeconomic Programs,
  • General Contracting Requirements, and
  • Contract Management.

108 pages, 2016 (NCMA), 978-0-9828385-4-9

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Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms & Conditions

Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms CoverBy: Jim Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, and Allie Stanzione, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

The Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and Conditions focuses on the most negotiated contract terms and conditions in the U.S. federal government contracting environment. “Most negotiated” refers to the amount of upfront time and effort typically required to reach an agreement. The guide also discusses the negotiation of terms and conditions from three practical, day-to-day perspectives: the U.S. federal government buyer, the prime contractor (as seller and buyer), and the subcontractor. 113 pages, 2017 (NCMA)

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Developing Winning Proposals: Proposal Preparation Techniques and Tips

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Developing Winning Proposals is designed to provide you with the tools you need to review a request for proposal (RFP), put together a proposal team, and develop the detailed cost estimates you need to convince a customer that you can best satisfy their needs. This book is for anyone involved in the development of and response to RFPs. In addition to contract management professionals, this book is also helpful to managers, directors, financial analysts, engineers, and business development employees involved in the acquisition process. 109 pages, NaN  (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-8-6-9

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Journal of Contract Management 2017

ncma_jcm17_coverBy: NCMA

NCMA’s Journal of Contract Management is a peer-reviewed, scholarly publication devoted to the dissemination of research about and improvement of the contract management field, serving both the buying and selling communities within the public and private sectors. Its editorial scope covers a wide range of topics in the field and 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. 67 pages, 2017  (NCMA)

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Leadership: Building High-Performance Buying and Selling Teams

Leadership: Building High-Performance Buying and Selling Teams CoverBy: Gregory A. Garrett CPCM, C.P.M., PMP, and William C. Pursch, Ph.D., CPCM

Improve the performance of your organization with this comprehensive, practical, and compelling guide which provides a wealth of highly-effective tools, best practices, case studies, personal stories, and engaging interviews with successful business leaders involved in buying and selling. 300 pages, 2006  (NCMA), 0-9700897-2-4

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Risk Management for Complex U.S. Government Contracts and Projects

Risk Management for Complex U.S. Government Contracts and Projects CoverBy: Gregory A. Garrett

This book provides a unique and comprehensive view of what it takes to successfully manage large, complex, high-tech U.S. government contracts and projects. The contributing authors are part of a team of 12 experts with extensive experience in U.S. government agencies, military, and industry, with specialized knowledge and education in accounting, law, contracting, supply chain management, and program/project management. 279 pages, NaN  (United Book Press), 978-0-9700897-7-9

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Solicitations, Bids, Proposals, and Source Selection

Solicitations, Bids, Proposals, and Source SelectionBy: Gregory A. Garrett and Gail A. Parrott

Building a contract that meets or exceeds the requirements of the buyer and seller, in both the public and private business sectors, is indeed a challenge, especially in a world of high expectations and demanding customers. This book provides a comprehensive roadmap that can be taken by both buyers and sellers to achieve a mutually-beneficial outcome. 368 pages, 2007  (CCH), 978-0-8080-16120

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