How to Write a Statement of Work

How to Write a Statement of Work

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The standard on government statements of work just got better! How to Write a Statement of Work has been a standard reference for government employees and contractors for many years. Now, with this sixth edition, it is even more relevant and useful. Based on the excellent foundation laid by the late Peter Cole, Michael Martin has updated and added material to guarantee this handbooka€™s place in the list of a€œmust havesa€ for working with government contracts. As in the earlier editions, the emphasis is on providing practical, detailed guidance on writing and preparing a description of government requirements, whether a statement of work (SOW), a performance work statement (PWS), or a statement of objectives (SOO). Among the many additions to this sixth edition are updates to reflect the current definition of an SOO as well as references and guidance regarding the development and application of the SOO. There is a new chapter on why change management is so important on projects, legal precedents supporting change management, and how to identify when a change occurs using the SOW. This new chapter also includes information on the federal governmenta€™s Standard Form 30 (SF30) to provide perspective on how change orders are used and applied in the federal government. If you are working in government contracting in any capacity, you should have this book on hand! Contents Overview a€c Planning and Preparation a€c Writing a Performance Work Statement for Performance-Based Service Contracting a€c Using a Statement of Objectives and Related Issues a€c The SOW Format a€c Common Problems in Writing SOWs a€c Managing Changes to the SOW About the Authors Peter S. Cole, CPCM, had more than 37 years of experience in acquisition and contract management. During his military career he served as a contracting officer, taught basic and advanced procurement, and worked on procurement policy matters. Following his retirement from the Navy, he developed textbooks and presented training programs on cost-plus-award fee contracting, competitive negotiation, implementation of OMB Circular A-76, FAR implementation, and contract management for technical personnel. Michael G. Martin, PMP, is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, trainer, and author with extensive experience in portfolio, program, and project management as well as enterprise risk management. He is the author of Federal Statements of Work: A Practical Guide and Delivering Project Excellence with the Statement of Work, Second Edition. He is the past President and Chair of the Atlanta PMIAr Chapter, former member of the PMPAr exam development committee, and Founding Chair of the PMIAr Government Specific Interest Group.This chapter addresses the statement of objectives (SOO) concept and other issues related to competing an acquisition ... It can be used in those solicitations where the intent is to provide the maximum exibility to each oeror to propose ananbsp;...

Title:How to Write a Statement of Work
Author:Peter S Cole, Michael Martin
Publisher:Do Sustainability - 2012-04-01


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