© 2001, 7” x 10” hardcover, 448 pages
Product Code B280
By R. Marshall Engelbeck
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Today's Best Procurement Practices
is a great book for those in the government acquisition business. It is
complete and well documented. I was especially impressed with the
format which makes it valuable for training people new to the
acquisition field and as a reference to those with more experience."
Brig. Gen. James C. Dever, Jr.
Formerly, DCS Contracting and Manufacturing, Air Force Systems Command
you're a contractor or government personnel, one thing is for sure: The
federal procurement process is undergoing a major overhaul. And, to be
successful, you must master a host of new methods, rules, and
requirements. New from Management Concepts,
Acquisition Management is the first step-by-step guide to the government's new strategies and methods for procurement.
new, streamlined acquisition process adopts the best practices of the
business world to boost cost-efficiency and reduce the time from
contract development to delivery.
Acquisition Management prepares
you fully to understand and apply these new acquisition techniques,
teaching you how to manage contract risk and work more effectively as a
member of a multi-functional team.
Reviews acquisition principles to help you develop a basis for decision-making
Gives you step-by-step guidance for every phase of the process, from solicitation to closeout
Places the procurement process in a risk management context to help you troubleshoot problems and ensure success
Outlines the roles and tasks of major players in the process to help you work more effectively as part of the contracting team
Presents pertinent information from the FAR at each applicable point in the acquisition process
- Reform of the Federal Acquisition System
- Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Process
- Acquisition Planning
- The Solicitation
- Bid and Proposal Preparation
- Source Selection, Negotiations, and Contract Award
- Contract Performance
- Contract Closeout
About the Author
R. Marshall Engelbeck
retired as a Colonel after twenty-eight years of active service as an
Air Force logistician. During this time he developed his contracting
expertise by working directly with government contracts for eight years.
After retiring as Vice Commander of the Air Force Contract Management
Division, Marshall spent ten years as a Senior Contract and Proposal
Manager with the Defense Communications Division of Rockwell-Collins in
Richardson, Texas. During this time he also taught Management of
Government Contracts and Contemporary Contracting at the University of
Dallas Graduate School of Management.