Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, Third Edition provides a glimpse into the relationships between the legal, ethical, and professional standards of public procurement, outlining not only the interconnections of federal, state, and local law but also best practice under comprehensive judicial standards. The book addresses the ever-changing legal structures that work in conjunction and define the public procurement profession, providing recommended guidance for how practitioners can engage in the function while staying ethically aligned. Instead of trying to address every issue at the heart of public procurement, however, the book seeks to establish the history and spirit of the law, outlining how practitioners can engage proactively and willingly to not only perform their function, but to also become advocates for procurement law modernization.
This Third Edition features new chapters on competitive sealed proposals and contract administration, as well as a thoroughly revised and updated chapter on procurement of information technology to better relate to an increasingly digital world. Promoting a start-to-finish guidance of the procurement process, Legal Aspects of Public Procurement explores the relationships between solicitation, proposals, contract administration, and the cutting-edge aspects of technology procurements, providing a theoretical and case-study driven foundation for novice and veteran practitioners alike.
Chapter 1: The Essential Principles and Structure of the United States Legal System
Chapter 2: The Fundamentals of Procurement Law and Procurement Authority
Chapter 3: The Basic Components of a Common Law Contract
Chapter 4: The Uniform Commercial Code
Chapter 5: The Legal Context for Formal Solicitations
Chapter 6: Legal Issues in Competitive Sealed Proposals
Chapter 7: The Legal Context of Contract Administration
Chapter 8: Legal Considerations in Information Technology Procurement
Chapter 9: Ethics and Professionalism in Public Procurement
Chapter 10: Relevant Procurement Case Law
Appendix A – 2018 NIGP Code of Ethics
Appendix B – 2018 UPPCC Code of Ethics
Appendix C – Organizational Conflicts of Interests – Consultants
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