Federal Construction Contracting Books - Stan Uhlig - Author  Stan@ContractingGuru.com    425-241-1792





What inspired you to write the book?

For years I watched the government take advantage of contractors because the contractors didn’t clearly understand the law, the processes and their rights.  I wrote this book so contractors could clearly understand the law, processes and their rights in federal contracting, to show them how to level the playing field and put the power back in their hands.

How would you describe the theme?

I wrote Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy to be used as an every day reference manual/encyclopedia, in hopes that it would be used to help answer any construction question as they arise on the site.

What is your book's genre?

Manual, Reference Book, Technical Book, Contracting Encyclopedia

Describe your target audience

Provides contractors, architects, engineers, owners, CEO’s, operations managers, project managers.  We also have the book in engineering university libraries

What is the tone of your work?

Professional, reference, desk manual, how to, field guide.

What distinguishes your book from others?

The discussions and advice given in this manual are not theory but are practical and based on the reality of what it takes to perform successfully in the Federal Government construction contracting marketplace.

Books written by CPA’s, lawyers, contract specialists and such, look at contracting from a totally different perspective.  I wrote this book to fill in this gap of understanding not just the law and the money side, but to protect themselves out in the field and from potential claims and showing them how to do this by providing “Uhligisms”, my stories gathered from 37 years of worldwide DOD on the job experience.  These stories are also included with my 30 years of negotiations with the corps of engineers for protecting my employers from change order disputes and claims.

This book provides practical guidance to understand the federal regulations and make them work to your benefit and help you to hold onto your rights. It is an essential guide that can open doors and increase business.

How do you want readers to perceive your book?

I want the reader to make this a reference guide that will be used as a handy day to day tool in field operations.

My “thumbs up”, are for recommendations to help point out important information.  My friends and co-workers refer these “thumbs up's” as "Uhligisms".
Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy is designed to be your complete reference for the rules, regulations, procedures and processes of doing business with the federal government in federal construction contracting.

What kind of response have you had with the book so far?

Excellent.  For instance, during one of my courses, a question arose about a potentially disastrous $500K problem the company was having with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  After discussing the problem, I brought out "Principles of Federal Construction Contracting," and referred to the information where they could have precluded this problem.  After hiring me to successfully negotiate the claim against them, my client ordered 37 copies of the book for his office and field management staff, and told them all, to read it and use it.  I was impressed.

You say that your book is different than those popular ones on the market for federal construction contracting, how so?

Most books you'll find are written by lawyers, so you'll find an array of books talking about construction law, or you may find contracting books, but they are general in nature and not specifically dedicated to the construction professional for federal construction contracting.  My book was written by a construction professional for construction professionals.

How would you summarize your book?

Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy shows you how to understand the contract clauses, processes, and procedures required. It was written to read like a manual, Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy offers tips and answers on every page, from knowing the different kinds of risks and guarantees to finding out how to obtain a variance after a design is complete, also includes preliminary construction progress schedules, schedules of pricing quality control, safety issues, contract clauses claims, modification proposals and much, much more.