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« This book has a place on the shelf of every public supply chain professional. The text is interesting, readable and equally relevant to students, new buyers and experienced professionals. The many examples provide clarity and are often entertaining. John Adler, CPPO, Vice President of Procurement, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., is Director of Procurement Services for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to joining the public service, he worked in the private sector. He holds a bachelor`s degree from Florida State University and an MBA from Webster University. A strong supporter of the profession, he has held numerous leadership positions in local and national procurement associations. He sits on the NIGP Board of Directors. In 2003, he was invited to speak at the first International Symposium on Procurement and Government Procurement in Budapest, Hungary. He is a well-known speaker on topics related to government e-procurement.

« This third edition of the Legal Aspects of Public Procurement enhances previous editions by adding real-life scenarios that allow students to connect the text to the world of public procurement in which they work. The expansion of critical topics such as tenders and tenders by authors makes this text more relevant to today`s procurement effort. These procurement experts create a solid foundation that should be a standard desktop reference for all emerging procurement leaders. Kristy D. Varda, CPPO, CPPB This third edition includes new chapters on sealed competitive bidding and contract management, as well as a completely revised and updated chapter on information technology procurement to better reflect an increasingly digital world. Legal Aspects of Public Procurement promotes an end-to-end orientation of the procurement process and explores the relationships between tenders, proposals, contract management and the latest aspects of technology procurement, providing a theoretical and case-study foundation for beginners and experienced practitioners. Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, third edition, provides an overview of the relationships between legal, ethical, and professional standards in public procurement, highlighting not only the links between federal, state, and local law, but also best practices within the framework of comprehensive judicial standards. The book examines the ever-evolving legal structures that work together and define the public procurement profession and provides recommended guidance on how practitioners can engage in the function while remaining focused on ethics. However, rather than trying to address all the issues at the heart of public procurement, the book seeks to establish the history and spirit of the law and describe how practitioners can engage proactively and voluntarily not only to perform their function, but also to become advocates for the modernization of public procurement law.

« In professional procurement, we need to continually improve the procurement process. This revised book, which complements the NIGP Public Procurement Competency Framework, shows you how to create that value.  Edward J. Pabor, CPPO, CDT, C.P.M. Michael Flynn, Esq., is Professor of Law at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Professor Flynn received his bachelor`s degree, magna laude, and his law degree, laude, from Gonzaga University in Washington. He has served as a litigator, attorney in private practice, and assistant attorney general in the Washington State Attorney General`s Office. He led the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division of the Washington State Attorney General`s Office in eastern Washington. He has taught at the University of Washington, the University of Miami and Stanford University. has written more than 35 articles; and conducted or presented seminars and conferences for various professional groups.

Richard Pennington, CPPO, was General Counsel at NASPO ValuePoint from 2013 to 2018. He is a retired Air Force colonel who specializes as a judge advocate in government contract law. For the State of Colorado, he served as Assistant Attorney General, Director of Purchasing, and Director of Finance and Procurement. He also served as legal counsel in McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP`s Denver government contracts practice. He received his Air Force assignment from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a J.D. from the University of Denver, and an LL.M. (Public Procurement Law) from George Washington University. Her articles appear in NIGP Government Procurement and NCMA`s Contract Management. He is the author of Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams.

1. Basic principles and structure of the United States legal system 2. Fundamental principles of public procurement law and contracting authority 3. The basic elements of a common law contract 4. The Uniform Commercial Code 5. The legal context of formal appeals 6. Legal Issues in Sealed Competitive Proposals 7. The legal context of contract management 8. Legal considerations in the acquisition of information technology 9. Ethics and professionalism in public procurement 10. Relevant procurement case law Appendix A. PIN Code of Ethics 2018 Appendix B.

UPPCC Code of Ethics 2018 Appendix C. Organizational Conflicts of Interest – Consultants.