NCMA Books

Here are all the text resources NCMA offers, some books we publish and others we distribute. Some of these books are associated with National Education Seminars, our certification program, or are in general book circulation. All NCMA titles are available for online purchase.

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Subcontract Management From A to Z

By: Jim Kirlin

The significance of the practice of subcontract management cannot be understated. It is an essential function of the American contracting system. The reasons for its importance are many, as are the responsibilities of subcontract managers.

This book examines the subject of subcontract management in the U.S. federal government environment, and is unique in its focus on the topics that make subcontract management different under a prime government contract.

205 PP.,  (NCMA), 978-0-9828385-2-5


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100 Worst Government Mistakes in Government Contracting, The

By: Richard D. Lieberman

The author's previous book, The 100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting, was written to help contractor personnel break the mistake habit in their dealings with the federal government on government contracts. It seemed only appropriate to examine the process from the other end and identify mistakes that the government makes. The 100 Worst Government Mistakes in Government Contracting is designed to help contracting officers, contract specialists, contracting officer’s technical representatives, and contracting officer representatives avoid making mistakes on their side of the government contracts table. The author examines 100 common, dangerous mistakes so they can be understood and avoided, drawn from every phase of the government contracts life cycle.

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154 PP.,  (Cheerio Printing Co Inc.), 978-0-9700897-6-2


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100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting, The

By: Richard D. Lieberman and Jason D. Morgan

Why repeat the same mistakes as others? Sometimes reciting best practices and principles is not enough to drive the lesson home. Sometimes you have to look at the inverse. Perfect for government contractors, this book examines 100 classic mistakes to avoid, drawn from every phase of the government contract life cycle. The legal framework of government contracting is outlined with references to the most pertinent statues and regulations.

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138 PP.,  (United Book Press), 978-0-9700897-5-5


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2013 Annual Review of Government Contracting

By: NCMA and Bloomberg Government

Developed in partnership between NCMA and Bloomberg Government, the Annual Review of Government Contracting comprises a collection of the latest data, trends, and analyses in government contracting to help you better understand and adapt to the ongoing changes occurring within government contracting, from the strategies and approaches being used to develop, award, and manage government contracts to the trends of who is developing, awarding, and receiving those contracts.

NCMA members can access the PDF free of charge in the Members Only section.

46 PP.,  (NCMA),


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2015 Salary Survey

By: NCMA

The contract management profession is a dynamic, challenging, and (as demonstrated by this report) a rewarding career choice. This 2015 Contract Management Salary Survey report demonstrates that contract management professionals are highly experienced, extremely well-educated people, possessing a variety of professional certifications and designations that demonstrate their proficiency. It also demonstrates that if you are in the contract management profession, you are being well rewarded (or you should be!) in terms of salary and bonus. If you are not currently a contract management professional, and are contemplating a career change, or if you are a college student considering a career choice, this report demonstrates that contract management would make an excellent choice!


Important Note: This is a downloadable file and not available as a print copy.

125 PP.,  (NCMA),


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Certified Federal Contracts Manager Study Guide (2nd Edition)

By: NCMA

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131 PP.,  (Cheerio Printing), 978-0-940343-90-0


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Certified Professional Contracts Manager Study Guide (Third Edition)

By: NCMA

The CPCM Study Guide, 3rd Edition provides the vital link between the Contract Management Body of Knowledge, 4th Edition and the CPCM Examination. Includes practice questions, answers and explanations, and recommended readings.

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223 PP.,  (NCMA), 978-0-9828385-0-1


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Contract Management Body of Knowledge (4th Edition)

By: NCMA

The Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) documents the evolution and expansion of the professional competencies that make up the contract management profession. This is a reference book every contracts manager should own. The CMBOK 4.0 is a must-have publication whether you are setting up a new contracts organization or reorganizing an existing one. It is indispensable for certification candidates as well. All questions on the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) exam are mapped to CMBOK 4.0.
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228 PP.,  (Printing Images), 978-0-9700897-7-9


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Contract Management Organizational Assessment Tools

By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP and Rene G. Rendon, CPCM, CFCM

An excellent comprehensive toolkit for all organizations involved in buying/selling products, services, and integrated solutions, this book offers proven research-based tools to assess the effectiveness of your contract management processes—from all levels. Understand the new supply environment in today's world, learn how to create successful performance-based contract management organization, use the new Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM), and learn how to apply other research-based survey assessment tools to improve buying and selling performance.

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300 PP.,  (NCMA), 9700879-0-8


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Contract Negotiations: Skills, Tools, and Best Practices

By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of contract negotiations, with a compelling discussion of what skills and tools are needed to become a master contract negotiator. Learn about contract negotiation best practices in various marketplaces—U.S. federal government contracts, commercial contracts, and global contracts—as well as how to build a better relationships, deal with obstacles, develop effective strategies, tactics, and counter-tactics, and more.

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365 PP.,  (CCH), 0-8080-1246


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Contract Types

By: NCMA, Federal Publications Seminars

Contract Types is an accelerated, comprehensive one-day course on the practical, legal, accounting, and management implications in the use of various contract types. It goes beyond consideration of the differences among the various types of contracts, and covers the practical, legal, accounting, and management implications from using each type of contract. Its end objective is to provide both new and experienced employees with a greater understanding of what should be done to better administer and manage their own contracts.

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92 PP.,  (United Book Press), 978-0-9700897-8-6


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Cost Estimating & Contract Pricing: Tools, Techniques, & Best Practices

By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

What should a product, service, or integrated business solution cost? How much is it worth to the buyer? What is the appropriate rate of return or profitability for a product or service? What constitutes a fair and reasonable price? How can a buyer ensure they are not paying too much? How can sellers maximize both sales revenue and profitability in a consistent manner? The answers to the above stated questions range from simple to complex and are the focus of this book.

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284 PP.,  (CCH), 978-0-8080-1819-3


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Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms (Seventh Edition)

By: Margarget Rumbaugh, CPCM, and Dr. John Wilkinson, CPCM

The seventh edition of NCMA’s Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms provides useful information on the fundamental meaning and everyday use of more than 1,800 contracting terms. The contract management profession relies largely on precision and proper interpretation of language; therefore, this edition of the Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms has been expanded from past editions to cover new and recent terms contract managers may expect to encounter, previous terms have been updated, and obsolete terms have been removed. It is an essential desktop reference for those new to the profession, a critical review for more seasoned practitioners, and an indispensable study tool for NCMA certification exams.

268 PP.,  (Cheerio), 978-0-940343-97-9


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Developing Winning Proposals: Proposal Preparation Techniques and Tips

By: Federal Publications Seminars

Developing Winning Proposals is designed to provide you with the nuts and bolts you need to review a request for proposal (RFP), put a proposal team together, and develop the detailed cost estimates you need to convince a customer that you can best satisfy their needs. This book is for everyone involved in the development and response to an RFP. In addition to contract management professionals, this book also benefits anyone involved in the acquisition process: managers, directors, financial analysts, engineers, and business development employees, among others.

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109 PP.,  (Cherrio), 978-0-9700897-8-6-9


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Journal of Contract Management 2013

By: NCMA

Published annually, the journal is a broad-based, peer-reviewed publication devoted to the dissemination of research and improvement of the contract management field, serving both the buying and selling communities of the public and private sectors.

Its editorial scope spans a wide-range of topics in the field. It strives to comprehensively cover the contract management discipline by publishing conceptual, empirical, and practical application manuscripts that demonstrate substantial conceptual development, appropriate methodology, proven best practices, and value-added topic areas.

127 PP.,  (NCMA),


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Journal of Contract Management 2014

By: NCMA and George Washington University Law School

Published annually, the journal is a broad-based, peer-reviewed publication devoted to the dissemination of research and improvement of the contract management field, serving both the buying and selling communities of the public and private sectors.

Its editorial scope spans a wide-range of topics in the field. It strives to comprehensively cover the contract management discipline by publishing conceptual, empirical, and practical application manuscripts that demonstrate substantial conceptual development, appropriate methodology, proven best practices, and value-added topic areas.

138 PP.,  (NCMA),


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Leadership: Building High-Performance Buying and Selling Teams

By: Gregory A. Garrett CPCM, C.P.M., PMP, and William C. Pursch, Ph.D., CPCM

Improve the performance of your organization with this comprehensive, practical, and compelling guide…providing practical and highly effective tools, best practices, case studies, personal stories, and engaging interviews of buying and selling business leaders.

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300 PP.,  (United Book Press), 0-9700897-2-4


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Performance-Based Acquisition: Pathways to Excellence

By: Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, CPM, PMP

This book is filled with successful case studies, processes, tools, and best practices from both the public and private business sectors, to benefit both buyers and sellers in the use of performance-based acquisition. It discusses a variety of important topics, including e-business key trends and best practices, the new Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM), critical components of performance-based contracts, and performance/balanced scorecards.

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344 PP.,  (Sheridan), 0-9700897-1-6


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Risk Management for Complex U.S. Government Contracts and Projects

By: Gregory A. Garrett

This book provides a unique and comprehensive view of what it takes to successfully manage large, complex, high-technology U.S. government contracts and projects. The contributing authors are a team of 12 experts with extensive experience in U.S. government agencies, military, and industry, with specialized knowledge and education in accounting, law, contracting, supply-chain management, and program/project management.

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 PP.,  (United Book Press), 978-0-9700897-7-9


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Solicitations, Bids, Proposals and Source Selection

By: Gregory A. Garrett and Gail A. Parrott

Building a contract, in both the public and private business sectors, which meets or exceeds the requirements of the buyer and seller is indeed a challenge, especially in a world of high expectations and demanding customers. This book provides a comprehensive roadmap or series of steps, which can be taken by both buyers and sellers to achieve mutual business success.

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368 PP.,  (CCH), 978-0-8080-16120


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The COR Member of the Acquisition Team: The Contracting Officer's Representative Guide to Performance & Quality

By: James N. Phillips Jr.,MPA, CFCM, Fellow, Scottie Paramoure, CFCM, Michael P. Jennings, PhD, CPCM

Whether you are a new or experienced COR, contracting professional, or simply a member of the acquisition team, this book is for you. Learn more about the importance of the role of COR to the acquisition process, the need for a diversified skill set to perform the COR duties, tools and techniques to aid the COR, the communication skills necessary to facilitate and document an evaluation of contractor performance, and ethical insight and how to stay out of trouble as a COR (ethics and conflict of interest).

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138 PP.,  (NCMA), 978-0-940343-91-7


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The NCMA Chronicle: Celebrating 50 Years

By: National Contract Management Association

A comprehensive history of the people, programs, and events that shaped the first 50 years of the National Contract Management Association. Learn about NCMA year by year, from the founding of the association in 1959 to the celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2009.

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219 PP.,  (NCMA), 978-0-9700897-6-2


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