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Emerging Policy and Practice Issues (2004)

West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (Covering 2004)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 125

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 125

31 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2005 Last revised: 29 May 2012

Steven L. Schooner

George Washington University - Law School

Christopher R. Yukins

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This paper, presented at the West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (covering 2004), attempts to identify the key trends and issues for 2005. The paper suggests that two rather unique items merit particular attention: the Darleen Druyun saga and the plight of contractors working in Iraq. Both frame compliance issues in stark relief. At the same time, we address what we perceive as the far more vexing issue that permeates federal procurement today: the excessive reliance upon, and corresponding misuse of, task-order contracting. We also discuss procurement spending trends (and the inevitable belt-tightening that must follow); contract-related litigation trends; rewarding excellence in public procurement; and lessons learned from the European Union's procurement reform efforts.

Keywords: government procurement, compliance, reverse auctions

JEL Classification: H57

Suggested Citation

Schooner, Steven L. and Yukins, Christopher R., Emerging Policy and Practice Issues (2004) (2004). West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (Covering 2004); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 125; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 125. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=663464 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.663464

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Christopher R. Yukins

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