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Books by Richard D. Lieberman


The 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting  (Nat'l Contract Management Assn (NCMA) 2008) (Richard D. Lieberman with Jason D. Morgan).  Available on




    • This book examines 100 classic mistakes to avoid when doing business with the government and discusses every phase of the government contract life cycle. It is especially useful for small business and new government contractors, but provides information to all professionals on best practices and guiding principles. It includes chapters on:  Solicitations, Proposal preparation and submission, Defective pricing and the Truth in Negotiations Act, Protests, Contract Types, Multiple Award Schedule Contracts,  Subcontract Management, Contract Administration, Contract Pricing and Costs, Government Furnished Property, Contract Termination, Audits, Integrity and Investigations, Contract Disputes and Performance Quality. 

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The 100 Worst Government Mistakes in Government Contracting (Nat’l Contract Management Assn. (NCMA) 2012) by Richard D. Lieberman. Available on




This book examines the federal government contracting process from the perspective of government contracting officials, and explains mistakes that the government makes. The book is designed to help contracting officers, contract specialists, contracting officers' technical representatives, and contracting officer representatives avoid making mistakes by taking a simple and pragmatic approach that conveys 100 common and dangerous government mistakes. The mistakes are drawn from every phase of the government contracts life cycle. It includes chapters on:  Solicitations, Sealed Bidding, Negotiated Procurement, Defective Pricing and the Truth in Negotiations Act, Contract Types, Protests, Multiple Award Schedule Contracts, Contract Administration, Government Furnished Property, Contract Termination,  Payments, Contract Disputes and Training. Available on

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  • Elements of Government Contracting (CCH-George Washington University, 2004) (Richard D. Lieberman with Karen R. O’Brien). Available on




This book covers both Federal government contract formation and federal government contract administration, for a comprehensive resource. It is a convenient reference that covers the entire procurement spectrum from the beginning of the process through claims and disputes in a straightforward, easy-to-read manner. The first part of this book explains the important elements and issues involved in the formation of government contracts using negotiated procurement and sealed bidding. The next part addresses the factors critical to contract performance and outlines rules for contractors in the administration of a federal government contract.The book includes sample letters to contracting officers, as well as practical tips at the end of each chapter. In addition, it has an appendix on how to get a Multiple Award Schedule Contract and avoid pitfalls in performance. Buy at



  • The Government Contracts Forms Book (West, 2010) (Richard D. Lieberman with Garry S. Grossman and Gabriel D. Soll) (available on


  • Elements of Contract Formation (CCH-George Washington University 2000) (with Richard D. Lieberman with Karen R. O’Brien)


  • Elements of Contract Administration (2d Ed. CCH-George Washington University, 2001) (Richard D. Lieberman with Karen R. O’Brien)


  • Anatomy of an Inspector General Investigation (privately published by Federal Publications, 1991-94) by Richard D. Lieberman


  • Government Contract Compliance: Practical Strategies for Success (privately published by George Washington University, 1992-98) (Richard D. Lieberman)

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