Volume 1, Number 1, 2001

CONTENTS


NIGP President's Letter .............................................................................................................................................................. 1
W. B. Irish

Journal of Public Procurement Under the FAU-NIGP Partnership ..................................................................................... 3
R. Y. Carter and R. Grimm

Public Procurement Reexamined ............................................................................................................................................. 9
K. V. Thai

The Impact of Contract Compliance Policies in Canada – Perspectives from Ontario ................................................. 51
A. Erridge and R. Fee

Public Purchasing: Who's Minding the Store? ....................................................................................................................... 71
C. P. McCue and G. A. Gianakis

Best Practices and Protests: Toward Effective Use of Past Performance As a Criterion in Source Selections ....... 96
K. F. Snider and M. F. Walkner

USEFUL REPRINTS

Example of Earned Value Concept and Cost and Schedule Variances for Capital Assets ......................................... 124
U.S. Office of Management and Budget

District of Columbia: Authority Needs to Improve Its Procurement Practices ................................................................. 127
U.S. General Accounting Office

BOOK REVIEW

Government Procurement Management ................................................................................................................................ 163
E. Wright

ABSTRACT. Academically, public procurement has been a neglected area of study even though governmental entities and public procurement practitioners have diligently worked to improve public procurement practices. This article will identify common elements of public procurement knowledge through a brief analysis of the literature and will provide a summary of government efforts to improve public procurement practices. In addition, this article will comprehensively re-examine public procurement by using a systems approach as a method of inquiry. Finally, implications of the proposed public procurement system regarding future research and study will be discussed.

ABSTRACT. The public sector purchasing function continues to face growing pressures to reform current purchasing processes. Yet, little is known about the
abilities of purchasing professionals to adapt to this rapidly changing environment. This article identifies the critical job duties and work responsibilities of government purchasing buyers and officers in an attempt to determine if they currently posses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully adapt to increased pressures for reform.

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