A Guide to IT Contracting

Checklists, Tools, and Techniques
Author: Michael R. Overly,Matthew A. Karlyn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439876576
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.

The Quick and Easy Guide to It Contracting in the UK

Author: Shane Sekuloski
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 144784730X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 72
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Originally from Sydney, Australia, Shane Sekuloski has been based in Central London since 2004 working on contracts predominantly in the Finance and Investment Banking industries for London-based clients with European operations. Shane's clients in London have included Barclays Bank, Citigroup, Brit Insurance, and JPMorgan Chase.Shane says: ""My aim in this quick-and-easy guide is not to blow your mind with the myriad intricacies of the IT contracting world, but to tell you what you need to know (and no more) about making the move from permanent employment to contracting with clients. Think of it like you're picking the brains of your contractor mate down the pub.""

The Essential It Contractor's Survival Guide

Author: Courtney Thompson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 141160489X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 56
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If you are planning to be, or are already an IT Contract worker, you want the information contained in this book. Clear and concise, this text shows the pros, cons and rewards of this exciting field of endeavor. Contents include special sections for women, older persons and those returning to the work force.

Construction Contract Law

Author: John J. P. Krol
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471574149
Category: Law
Page: 262
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A straightforward description providing readers with a guide to contract law as it relates to construction contracting. Thoroughly explains when a lawyer may or may not be needed and offers guidance for working with one. Prior notice provisions, no damage for delay clauses and conditional payment provisions are among the topics covered. Includes hundreds of actual construction cases.

The Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market

Author: David Perera,Steve Charles
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523097213
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
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Unlock the Door to the Federal IT Marketplace Here's your key to selling IT goods and services to the government. David Perera and Steve Charles present the ins and outs of successfully competing for—and winning—a share of the tens of billions of dollars the federal government spends each year on IT. Getting a piece of that business is not easy—it takes accurate knowledge of systems and procedures, as well as sharp insight into the structure and details of government procurement. The Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market penetrates the haze of jargon and apparent complexity to reveal the inner workings of the IT contracting process. Whether you're just setting out or seek a bigger share, this comprehensive book provides valuable information you can put to immediate use. The Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market covers: • Technology standards • Basic contracting concepts • Advanced contracting concepts, such as getting on and staying on the GSA schedules • The effect of the federal budget process on the sales cycle • What you need to know about ethics to earn business fairly, without avoidable delays and hassle This book's focus on the IT market makes it a unique reference on federal procurement for private companies. Government procurement personnel will also find the depth and breadth of coverage useful in reviewing and evaluating IT offerings.


The Essential Business Desk Reference
Author: Richard Stim
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323006
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 496
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"An A to Z, plain-English encyclopedia of contract terminology that dissects important contract concepts for business owners, law students, managers, and consumers. It also includes sample agreements with explanations on how to complete them"--

The Beginners Guide to Government Contracting

Author: Jeffery Corbin
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430312041
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 284
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Would you like to have a customer whose budget exceeds $250 Billion a year for goods and services? You can have that customer. The United States Federal Government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Each year, the Government issues contracts totaling more than $250 Billion for pencils, furniture, computer equipment, landscape services, janitorial services, security guard services, consultant services, etc., etc., etc. With The Beginner's Guide to Government Contracting, you now have the information you need to reach your personal and business goals of financial success. At last, Jeff Corbin tells you the secrets he has been using for the last fifteen years to help companies of all sizes win Federal Government Contracts. These companies range from a local clothes laundry to Fortune 500 Companies. He walks you through the proposal writing process and gives you examples of an Executive Summary, Organizational Charts, Cost Spreadsheets and much, much more.

A Guide to Federal Terms and Acronyms

Author: Don Philpott
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9781605907444
Category: Reference
Page: 1680
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Navigating government documents is a task which requires considerable knowledge of specialized terms and acronyms. Their sheer number makes mastering them nearly impossible. But now, all of these terms and their definitions are within reach. A Guide to Federal Terms and Acronyms presents a glossary of key definitions used by the Federal Government. This handy reference guide is both comprehensive, covering all major Federal Government agencies, and accessible, organized in a logical, easy-to-use format. It is an essential tool for anyone who works with government information.

Smart Business for Contractors

A Guide to Money and the Law
Author: Jim Kramon,James M. Kramon
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561584116
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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Aimed at single contractors and small businesses, this handbook gives readers reliable information on bidding and pricing and offers field-tested ways to handle legal matters that arise during this process. Includes chapters on incorporation, taxes, insurance, disability, and retirement.

Contracting for Business Success

Author: Andrew W. Cox,Ian Thompson
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727726001
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 332
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This work examines the current use and performance of standard forms of contract and dispute resolution in the UK construction industry. It draws on extensive research into which contractual conditions are most appropriate to adopt in individual circumstances. It concludes with a guide for all clients and construction professionals to the selection of the contracting methods which generate business success. It reviews the main forms of contract currently in use, including: ICE 6th edition; ICE Design & Construct; ICE Minor Works; FIDIC; NEC (2nd edition); GC/Works/I; IChemE (Red & Green Books); and JCT Forms.

Partnering with Purpose: A Guide to Strategic Partnership Development for Libraries and Other Organizations

A Guide to Strategic Partnership Development for Libraries and Other Organizations
Author: Janet L. Crowther
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313040931
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 160
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Learn how to maximize your library's resources, gain access to more resources in your community, promote services, and reach new segments of the population through partnerships—with businesses, with schools, with other nonprofit organizations. Drawing on their experiences in developing successful partnerships with a variety of organizations, these authors show you how to go about creating productive and mutually beneficial community partnerships. They also explain how to avoid some of the common partnership pitfalls along the way. Based on what has become widely known as the WRL model, the guide begins with the rationale for partnerships and the organizational library structures needed; and then shows you how and with whom to form partnerships, how to handle challenges that may arise, how to meet partners, and how to create and maintain mechanisms for tracking and evaluating partnerships. The authors use the analogy of courtship to clarify the various phases of partnership development: glances, dating, engagement, and marriage. Brimming with samples and reproducible forms, this practical hands-on guide contains everything you need to get started on the partnership path.

Contract and Commercial Management - The Operational Guide

Author: International Association for Contract and Commercial Management(IACCM)
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 908753972X
Category: Education
Page: 656
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Almost 80% of CEOs say that their organization must get better at managing external relationships. According to The Economist, one of the major reasons why so many relationships end in disappointment is that most organizations 'are not very good at contracting'. This ground-breaking title from leading authority IACCM (International Association for Contract and Commercial Management) represents the collective wisdom and experience of Contract, Legal and Commercial experts from some of the world s leading companies to define how to partner for performance. This practical guidance is designed to support practitioners through the contract lifecycle and to give both supply and buy perspectives, leading to a more consistent approach and language that supports greater efficiency and effectiveness. Within the five phases described in this book (Initiate, Bid, Development, Negotiate and Manage), readers will find invaluable guidance on the whole lifecycle with insights to finance, law and negotiation, together with dispute resolution, change control and risk management. This title is the official IACCM operational guidance and fully supports and aligns with the course modules for Certification.

A Practical Guide to Gas Contracting

Author: Ann O'Hara
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878147649
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 467
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A comprehensive look at gas contracts and the significant changes they have gone through partially due to FERC Order 636 and activism of Gas Industry Standards Board.

Practical Guide to the NEC3 Professional Services Contract

Author: Michael Rowlinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118406400
Category: Law
Page: 288
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Currently in its third edition, the NEC suite has become one of theUK’s leading families of standard forms of contract for majorconstruction and civil engineering projects. Part of the NEC suite,the Professional Services Contract (PSC) was drafted with the sameprocess-based approach and objectives, offering a standard contractfor the appointment of consultants providing professional servicesin an engineering or construction project. Embodying best practicein terms of project management, the basic philosophy of the PSCdiffers from the principles and approach of other standardcontracts used to appoint consultants. This book is a practical guide to the application of the PSC.Starting with a brief discussion of the background and philosophybehind the PSC, it identifies the roles and responsibilities ofeach of the named functions within the contract, explains theapproaches required to achieve a successful working relationshipbetween all parties, and examines all the procedures in the PSC.The book explains the links between the various sections of thecontract to assist the reader with cross referencing, and coversall the variations created by the Main and Secondary Options. As avery practical guide it will aid users in the transition from theiruse and understanding of the other standard contracts to thecollaborative project management-based approach of the PSC. Written for anyone working in the construction and relatedindustries using the PSC to procure or provide consultancy servicesin relation to a construction project, it will be of interest tothe complete construction supply chain, particularly architects,structural engineers, services (M&E) engineers, civilengineers, quantity surveyors and interior designers, together withContractors and Sub-Contractors who have a design liability andemploy consultants to assist them. It will also be of interest toconsultants and lawyers advising any of these parties, either inthe preparation of contract documentation or the resolution ofproblem situations which may arise.

The Art of Business

A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists Starting on a Path to Self-Employment
Author: Emery H. Mikel
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007726
Category: Psychology
Page: 200
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Working as an independent contractor or in private practice is often the ideal scenario for creative therapists who want to control their own career and make decisions about the jobs and clients they take on. This practical guide to successful self-employment takes you through every step of the process, from coming up with the idea and marketing yourself, finding jobs, and interviewing, to maintaining jobs and what happens when you or your client want to end the job. Each chapter is packed with practical information and illustrative stories from the author's extensive experience of setting up her own art therapy business, considering all the likely obstacles you may face, and covering topics such as ethics and interns. This accessible companion contains all the information a creative therapist who wants to find work as an independent contractor will need to get started. It will be suitable for any level of experience and all creative therapists, including art, music, drama and dance therapists.

The Project Manager's Guide to Purchasing

Contracting for Goods and Services
Author: Mr Garth Ward
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409458172
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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This very practical guide describes the whole process of contracting for goods and services, from selecting tenderers to placing a contract. It details the key topics that are necessary for success, such as contract strategy, contract types, contract law and evaluating tenders. Whilst the book also addresses the project context in which purchasing takes place, the subject matter could equally be applied to any business context. The treatment of the subject assumes no prior knowledge but, at the same time, provides the experienced person with new, and sometimes unconventional, insights into the subject. The book includes personal experiences, cases and exercises in order to root the subject into the real world. The Project Manager's Guide to Purchasing has been structured so that the reader can choose the chapter topic areas that they wish to study in isolation. Where necessary references are provided to complement the individual chapters. Illustrations of key documents in the purchasing and contracting process are also provided.