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California Public Contract Law
Basic Principles and Special Requirements

By Jeremy March

  • Item# CL
  • ISBN: 978-0-923956-95-0
  • Copyright (c) 2007
  • Paperback
  • Price: $65.00
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Public Contract Law is an easy-to-use, concise reference on State of California laws governing the public contracting processes used by federal, state, regional, and local agencies in California. The book reviews key requirements, suggests model provisions, and provides extensive references for relevant statutes and regulations. An important resource for bidders, agency administrators, and contractors involved in public contracting law in California.

ABOUT PUBLIC CONTRACT LAW

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CHAPTERS AT A GLANCE

  1   Basic Principles of Contract and Civil Law
  2   Special Requirements Applicable to Public Contracts
  3   Elements of a Public Contract
  4   Major Civil and Criminal Prohibitions Against Abuse of the Public
       Contracting Process
  5   Some Useful, Free Legal Research Sites on the Internet
  6   Some Useful Public Contract Code and Public Utilities Code Provisions




ABOUT THE BOOK

Public Contract Law is an easy-to-use, concise reference on State of California laws governing the public contracting processes used by federal, state, regional, and local agencies in California. The book reviews key requirements, suggests model provisions, and provides extensive references for relevant statutes and regulations. An important resource for bidders, agency administrators, and contractors involved in public contracting law in California.

Included In This Book--

A general introduction to public contract law.

A step-by-step discussion of key legal requirements found in the California Public Contract Code, Civil Code, Government Code, Public Resources Code, Public Utilities Code, and Streets and Highways Code, as well as major interpretive regulations.

A guide to the basic provisions found in most public contracts, such as scope of work, termination clauses, and language relating to ownership of a finished work product.

A summary of major civil and criminal prohibitions, in both federal and state law, applicable to bidders, government contractors, contract administrators, and public officials responsible for approving contracts.

A list of some useful, free legal research sites on the internet as Appendix A.

A summary of frequently used provisions of the Public Contract Code and the Public Utilities Code as Appendix B.

A table of authorities, index, and list of frequently used acronyms.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeremy G. March, ESQ. has spent the last 15 years representing, advising, and defending public entities. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. March was Deputy Legal Counsel for SCAG (the Southern California Association of Governments), the nation's largest Metropolitan Planning Organization. From 2000 to 2004, he advised and defended government agencies in private practice.

Since 2002, Mr. March has been teaching classes in transportation planning law and government procurement and contracting law to graduate students at the University of Southern California School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Currently, he works as a research attorney for the judges of the Orange County Superior Court. He also holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from U.S.C.

Articles by Mr. March have appeared in the State Bar Public Law Journal, the ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) Journal, and Orange County Lawyer magazine. California Transportation Law, his first book, was published in 2000 by Solano Press Books.