In-Depth Information on Government Contracts - NIGP 91887

WSC Consulting in Chico, CA offers government procurement books for implementing  public procurement best practices for federal, state, and local government agencies. We update policies, procedures, and contract templates to incorporate best public procurement practices. WSC Consulting provides public procurement consulting and useful contract management tools for  government agencies and prime contractors.

Featured Books


 The second edition of William Sims Curry's second book, Government Contracting: Promises and Perils describes common practices in government contracting that endanger government agencies, government contractors, and individual government officials and employees. Strategies for avoiding such dangerous contracting practices are fully described in both of Curry's procurement books. Book owners have access to best practices requests for proposals (RFPs) and best practices contracts. An updated process for evaluating proposals and selecting the best value proposal is featured in the second editions of both books. Additional contract management tools are also available online for book owners. The content of both books is compatible with WSC Consulting's approach to procurement consulting.


 The second edition of William Sims Curry's award winning first book, Contracting for Services in State and Local  Government  Agencies, significantly updates contracting best practices. WSC Consulting's procurement books are used by state and local government agencies as the authority for upgrading their contracting policies and procedures. This book, which compliments our procurement consulting, is also used as a textbook for MPA courses and for public procurement professional certification programs . A follow-on to  the original nationwide best practices research project was the basis for the second edition updates. Fifteen additional best practices are included in the second edition. WSC Consulting developed corrected formulas to replace present anomalous formulas used by certain states, cities and other local government agencies for weighing proposal evaluation scores. The glossary of contracting terms, best practices RFPs & contracts, and other contract management  tools are available online for book purchasers. 

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Specialized procurement consulting provided by WSC Consulting   

encompasses research and writing on federal, state, and local contracting topics; best practices request for proposals (RFP) and contracts; evaluating objective and subjective proposal evaluation criteria; avoiding protests and responding to unavoidable protests; streamlining contracting operations; and resolving problems associated with public contracting. These topics are included in consulting assignments and thoroughly described in procurement books authored by WSC Consulting's president. 

Both books may be purchased on-line from the publisher,  Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or other domestic and foreign bookseller websites. 

WSC Consulting is certified by the State of California as a disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE) and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB).