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 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. 






  • The Government Contracts Forms Book (West, 2010) (Richard 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 Lieberman with Karen R. O’Brien)


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


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

The website of Richard Donald Lieberman, a government contracts consultant and retired attorney who is the author of both "The 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting" (with Jason Morgan) and "The 100 Worst Government Mistakes in Government Contracting." Richard Lieberman concentrates on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) consulting and training, including  commercial item contracting (FAR Part 12), compliance with proposal requirements (FAR Part 15 negotiated procurement), sealed bidding (FAR Part 14), compliance with solicitation requirements, contract administration (FAR Part 42), contract modifications and changes (FAR Part 43), subcontracting and flowdown requirements (FAR Part 44), government property (FAR Part 45), quality assurance (FAR Part 46), obtaining invoiced payments owed to contractors,  and other compliance with the FAR. Mr.Lieberman is also involved in numerous community service activities.  See LinkedIn profile at website and blog are for educational and information purposes only.  Nothing posted on this website constitutes legal advice, which can only be obtained from a qualified attorney. Website Owner/Consultant does not engage in the practice of law and will not provide legal advice or legal services based on competence and standing in the law. Legal filings and other aspects of a legal practice must be performed by an appropriate attorney. Using this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Although the author strives to present accurate information, the information provided on this site is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date.  The views expressed on this blog are solely those of the author. FAR Consulting & Training, Bethesda, Maryland, Tel. 202-520-5780,

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