Guide to Independent Government Cost Estimating (IGCE)
Book Review: Guide to
Independent Government Cost Estimating (IGCE)
(An Overview of Federal Contracting and the Role of IGCE)

The Guide to Independent Government Cost Estimating is the indispensible guide to an often viewed complex subject but one which has earned a serious position in the acquisition life cycle.

The Guide provides an expanded overview of the federal acquisition process and the role played by independent government cost estimates. The information is accented by well-grounded discussion of the statutory and regulatory basis for cost estimates. The Guide then introduces a five-step process leading to best practice estimates. The five steps are presented with clarity and designed to be quickly understood and applied.

The Guide walks the reader through the mine field of complex formulas, rules, regulations and techniques explaining what needs to be done, why and in what order.

The Guide is filled with practical information, handy hints, best practices and checklists. Its presentation is aided by the novel use of call outs that highlight key passages, important information and checklists. Also included are measures of success and a quiz and exercises on material covered in the book that can be used by managers or for self-study.

Whether you are an experienced contracting professional or a novice, this guide offers an approach that meets best practices standards and which is repeatable using the five step process.


Category Book Price S&H Total
Federal, DoD, State,Local Government
(Must have gov’t email address)
$54.50 $9.50 $64.00
U.S. Corporate and NGO $59.50 $9.50 $69.00
International $59.50 $50.00 $109.50

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