The Principal Consultant, William Sims Curry, WSC Consulting, who writes government contracting books, completed the second edition of his award winning book entitled Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies that was released by Routledge on May 4, 2016. Release of the second edition of his second book entitled Government Contracting: Promises and Perils was accomplished on September 8, 2016. Curry began his government contracting career as an Air Force systems procurement officer, he served initially in a program office and was subsequently assigned to the procurement policy offices in two systems acquisition centers, and was eventually assigned to a Defense contractor facility. Upon retirement as an Air Force officer, he became the Assistant Purchasing Officer at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) where his efforts were primarily concentrated on the Positron Electron Project. After leaving SLAC, he held the position of subcontract administrator, purchasing manager and materials manager at several government prime contractors where he worked on the Hubble Space Telescope and numerous other NASA and DOD programs. His local government procurement experience began as a County Purchasing Manager, transitioned to Deputy Administrative Officer, and subsequently to the position of General Services Director.
Curry's consulting assignments include updating the documentation and personnel training to permit a DOD prime contractor to successfully pass a Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) and receive renewal of their previously approved purchasing system that failed to pass a CPSR. He consulted at a county General Services Department to assist on a variety of contracting matters. He also served as an Interim Director of Procurement and Contracting at a state university campus, and developed templates for a university request for proposals (RFP) and services contract. Curry consulted on the development of an RFP for an IT project and provided ethics training for a state agency.
William Sims Curry also wrote numerous contracting related articles that were published by the Naval Postgraduate School, Defense Acquisition University, and in other professional journals. He conducted workshops and seminars based on the books, research papers, and articles he authored. Curry is a member of NCMA, ASPA, NIGP, and CAPPO. He was designated as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) and a Fellow by the NCMA.
He earned an MBA from Ohio State University and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from Florida State University with a BS in Business Management. Curry also completed numerous government contracting courses including Systems Procurement Officer, Government Contract Law, Contract Administration, and Indirect Cost Management.