The third edition of William Sims Curry's second book, Government Contracting: Ethical Promises and Perils in Public Procurement, describes common practices in public procurement that endanger government agencies, contractors, and officials. Strategies for avoiding such dangerous contracting practices are fully described in this book. Professors 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 third edition. Additional contract management tools are also available online for professors. The third edition is scheduled for release in February 2022.
The third edition of William Sims Curry's award winning first book, Contracting for Services in State and Local Government Agencies: Best Practices for Public Procurement, significantly updates public procurement best practices by increasing the number of best practices in public procurement from thirty (30) to forty-eight (48). WSC Consulting's procurement books are used as textbooks for MPA programs, undergraduate courses in public procurement, and public procurement certification programs. This book is also used by state and local government agencies as the authority for upgrading their contracting policies and procedures. This book compliments WSC Consulting's procurement consulting. A second follow-on to the original and first iteration of nationwide best practices research project was the basis for the third edition updates. Eighteen additional best practices are included in the third edition for a total of forty-eight (48) best practices in public procurement. 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 professors.