About the Book


The Expanded, Enhanced, and Updated Second Edition of the Must Have Information and Reference Book Designed to Guide Contract and Project Management Professionals to More Effectively Plan, Prepare, Manage, and Administer RFPs and Contracts and Manage Contractors   

This Book provides comprehensive discussions of the Legal Basics ofContracts and Contracting and the Theories, Principles, and Strategies of theContract Process and Contract Management and Administration.

This Book introduces, describes, and discusses the author’s unique and breakthrough concept of the Ten Stages of the Contracting Process which is a practical breakdown of the Contracting Process into Ten Interdependent Stages from planning and structuring the Request for Proposal(RFP) to Contract Close Out, Post Contract Requirements, Evaluating the Contract, and Evaluating the Performance of Each Party.

The Ten Stages of the Contracting Process provides Contract and Project Management personnel a system to more efficiently and effectively plan, prepare, negotiate, manage, and evaluate RFP’s and Contracts and manage and administer contracts and manage contractors resulting in well-prepared and well-managed RFPs, Contracts, and Contractors resulting in an Increased Number of Successful Contracts and Projects.

This Book Includes –
1)  Comprehensive Discussions of Contract Types/Forms, Applications, and Risks;    
2)  Examples of Check Lists, Forms, Formats, and Agendas used to Plan, Prepare, Manage, Administer, and Evaluate RFPs, Proposals, Contracts, and Owner and Contractor Performance;    
3)  Examples of Practical Applications, Best Practices, Analytical Evaluations, and Lessons Learned;   4)  Examples of Terms and Conditions and Definitions used in Contracts;

This Book Discusses –
1)  The Integration of Contract Management with Project Management and Engineering;
2)  Contract Cost and Schedule Estimate Risks Based on Scope and Engineering Development;
3) Structuring the Correct Contract Type/Form Based on Scope and Engineering Development;
4)  Structuring Contracts for Engineering Services with Example Formats, Agendas, and Terms;
5)  Benefits and Pitfalls of Target Cost Contracts and Cost Reimbursable Contracts;
6) Pitfalls of Negotiating a Contract with a Sole or Single Source or Preferred Contractor;
7) Pitfalls of Proceeding with the Contract Work with InsufficientEngineering Documents;
8) Examples of Structuring Effective Contract Incentives and Damages;
9) Warranties and Remedies Applicable to Contracts, Contract Work, andFinished Items and Projects;
10)  Claims and the Claims Avoidance, Prevention,Management, Mitigation, and Analyses Processes;
11) Risk Management and Organizational and Human Performance Evaluation and Improvement Programs
12)  Examples of Successful and Not So Successful Contracting Situations;
13)  The History of Westinghouse Electric Corporation with Significant Contracting Lessons Learned;
14)  The History of U.S. Nuclear TechnologyDevelopment; the Development of Commercial Nuclear Power Plants; and Applicable Contracts and Projects Problems, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned. 

Contract Management and Administration 2nd EDITION - VOL. 1

Contract Management and Administration 2nd EDITION - VOL. 2

Planning and Managing Engineering and Design Projects and Contracts