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. 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 third edition. Additional contract management tools are also available online for for book owners. The third edition was released in December 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 procurement 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. WSC Consulting developed corrected formulas to replace previously existing anomalous formulas used by certain states, local, and education (SLED) public entities for weighing proposal evaluation scores. The glossary of procurement terms, best practices RFPs & contracts, and other contract management tools are available online for book owners. The third edition was released in September 2022.