Government Contracts Research Guide
This guide is for students conducting introductory research in the area of government contracts law in the United States.
Government Contracts Reporter (CCH)
KF846.5.A6 C58 (1958 - 1998, library cancelled print subscription in 1998)
Electronic access (1956 - ); new users will have to create a username and password.
Government Contracts Reporter presents comprehensive coverage of government procurement law from bid to final settlement. It provides full text of all pertinent federal government contracting laws and regulations.
Government Contracts in a Nutshell, (5th ed.) by Steven W. Feldman & W. Noel Keyes
KF850 .K49 2011
This nutshell summarizes Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, competition requirements and all other aspects of government contracting.
Treatises and In-Depth Resources
Government Contract Guidebook, (4th ed. ) by Steven W. Feldman
KF849 .A87 2010 and on Westlaw: GCGUIDE
Every step of the contracting process is presented in chronological order, from getting the contract to getting paid.
Government Contracts: Cyclopedic Guide to Law, Administration, Procedure, by John Cosgrove McBride
KF846.5 .M2 (library's copy updated through 2008).
Also on Lexis: Government Contracts: Law, Administration & Procedures
This treatise features extensive coverage of the law and regulation of the business of government contracting or federal acquisition.
Government Contracts under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, (3d ed. )by W. Noel Keyes and Daniel Donohue
Part of West's Handbooks series, it describes the policies and procedures of each Federal Acquisition Regulation with critical analysis of the interpretive decisions of the courts and board.
- George Washington University Law Library guide provides an introduction to research in federal government contracts law.
- Another George Washington University Law Library guide that links directly to the procurement sites of federal agencies, as well as a multitude of other web sites on government contracts, including private practice resources and research and training aids.
News and Current Awareness
Federal Contracts Daily (BNA) (1998 - )
This daily report covers the complete spectrum of issues affecting the federal acquisition of goods and services, to keep readers abreast of policies and regulations at both government-wide and individual agency levels.
Federal Contracts Report (BNA) (1998 - )
This weekly is the one source for timely, accurate, and in-depth information on federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, and litigation.
Government Contracts Library (CCH)
Browse all practice areas on the left side until you come to the major topic "Government Contracts." Note: first-time users will have to create a username and password..
Westlaw: GOVTCONT (1987 - )
This weekly newsletter is published by West and covers legal developments in the area of government contracting, including legislation, rules and regulations, and decisions from the courts, federal boards of contract appeals, and the General Accounting Office.
- Official website for Federal government procurement.
Comptroller General Decisions (General Accountability Office)
- The Comptroller General, head of the Government Accountability Office, issues legal decisions and legal opinions on appropriations law, bid protests, and other issues of federal law.
- Government website with links to various procurement and acquisition sites.
- Links to current FAR, as well as archived versions of the federal acquisition regulations.
Principles of Federal Appropriations Law ("Red Book") (1994 - )
- This resource serves as a detailed fiscal law guide covering those areas of law in which the Comptroller General renders decisions. The Red Book describes existing legal authorities to illustrate the principles discussed, their application, and exceptions.
Updated 9/2011 (JZ)
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