What’s new in the Fifth Edition?
We’ve sold 5,000 Handbooks and gone through four editions. If you like what you have seen in earlier editions, then the Fifth Edition is a major upgrade. Many of the sections and references will be new to you.
If you purchased the Fourth Edition, it’s been five years since the previous edition was released. So, what has the Fifth Edition got that wasn’t in the Fourth Edition?
Here are some of the new issues, and exemplary documents dealt with in the Fifth Edition:
- This entire text has been revised and expanded to more than 600 pages.
- The number of citations of exemplary documents, guides, web pages, laws, and checklists has been expanded from 80 to 140.
- We have added two new chapters and included new discussions of 20 important issues.
A WORLDWIDE VIEW OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
This is a new chapter which discusses fair, open and transparent as the worldwide standard for public procurement and efforts to curb corruption.
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT – THE LAW
This is a new chapter written by Denis Chamberland, an internationally recognized lawyer specializing in public procurement.
IMPLEMENTING AN EFFECTIVE RFP POLICY
We have added discussions based on information from two additional sources: NIGP, and Queensland (Australia).
THE RFP PROCESS
This Chapter contains new discussions on the following topics:
- use of draft RFPs
- testing the evaluation procedure prior to issuing the RFP
- demanding Risk Management information in your RFP
- triggers to attract your auditor
- the use of a Fairness Officer in high-risk, high-value RFPs.
THE RFP DOCUMENT
This Chapter contains new, discussions of the following significant issues:
- Developing a Statement of Work
- An Exemplary RFP from Wisconsin
- Using Risk as an Evaluation Factor
EXEMPLARY RFP MANUALS
We have added an extensive discussion of the documentation developed by North Carolina.
SAFEGUARDING THE EVALUATION PROCESS
We have added a 15-page narrative of an actual evaluation procedure.
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE EVALUATION PROCESS
We have added discussions of two major issues:
- Adopting a Non-Numerical Evaluation of Cost
- Using Past Performance Data
SUPPLIER COMPLAINTS AND PROTESTS
We have added two new topics:
- A Framework for Handling Complaints
- Grounds for Relief
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