Summer 2011, Volume 40, Number 4


Public Contract Law Journal, the quarterly scholarly publication of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, is committed to the publication articles that present analysis and insight into issues affecting the broad scope of public contract law and procurement at the federal, state, and municipal levels. The Journal stands within the legal community as a focal point for the examination of timely legal issues confronting the public contract community.

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Public Contract Law Journal
Volume 40 Number 4
Summer 2011


“Other Transaction” Authority: NASA’s Dynamic Acquisition Instrument for the Commercialization of Manned Spaceflight or Cold War Relic?
Surya Gablin Gunasekara

Strict Compliance with Construction Contract Notice Provisions: Detrimental to Contractors and Taxpayers
Paige Spratt

No More “Mad Money”: Salvaging the Commander’s Emergency Response Program
Heidi Lynn Osterbout

Are All Prosecutorial Activities "Inherently Governmental"?: Applying State Safeguards for Victim-Retained Private Prosecutions to Outsourced Prosecutions
Tyler Grove

Recovering Principles: Providing a Bid Protest Forum for Stimulus Funded Contractors to Improve Accountability and Transparency
Jeffrey Lowry

Plea for Penalty: Remediating Contingency Contract Oversight with Existing but Underutilized Regulatory Mechanisms
Jess Oyer

Regulating the Global Marketplace: Why the U.S. Government Must Revise the Current Rules on Contracting with Foreign-Controlled U.S. Businesses
Ryan Peterson

Plain Meaning and Biased Decision Making: The 2011 McKenna Long & Aldridge "Gilbert A. Cuneo" Government Contracts Moot Court Competition
Ashley Barbera, Lucas Hanback, Skye Mathieson, Amy Siadak, Katherine Veeder and John Ziegler

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Paul G. Dembling (1920 -2011)
Ross Dembling



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