Anita Ponder, partner in the Chicago office, has authored a chapter in a book published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business, called Navigating the Government Contracts Process. This 40-page chapter, called "Making Your Business Fit into the Government Contracts Process" discusses numerous topics about federal government contracting, including: the steps to navigating the federal government contracting process; the legal concerns of federal government contracting; the typical timeline for pursuing federal government contracts; the costs and challenges of contracting with the federal government; differences between contracting with the private sector and public sector; key skills and practices for companies who want to succeed in government contracting; the role of lawyers, subcontractors, and internet in the federal government contracting process; and small business certification eligibility. Cindy Park helped conduct extensive research for the preparation of this chapter, and assisted in its organization, drafting and revising.
Navigating the Government Contracts Process is an insider's perspective on best practices for companies in understanding and complying with regulations and policies governing government contracts. It is authored by partners from some of the nation's leading law firms, and is available in bookstores nationwide. Navigating the Government Contracts Process is part of Aspatore Books' "Inside the Minds" series, for which C-level executives (Chairmen, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, and Partners) from the world's most respected companies and firms nationwide are selected to author chapters based upon their experience and C-level standing within the professional community. "Inside the Minds" authors from the business community include C-level executives from corporations like GE, Wal-Mart, FedEx, IBM, American Express, UPS, and Duke Energy. "Inside the Minds" authors from the legal community include chairs and senior partners from 95% of the top 200 law firms.