The collective knowledge of any profession is commonly referred to as its body of knowledge. In the acquisition, procurement, or government contracting profession, the collective wisdom of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) organizes, and periodically updates, a broadly accepted conceptual inventory of the profession’s acquired knowledge. This article describes the NCMA Guide to the Body of Knowledge, how it was developed and is maintained, and its importance and relevance to people concerned with the contract management profession.
GW Paper Series
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-135; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-135
Neal Couture and Steve Schooner, The Contract Management Body of Knowledge: Understanding an Essential Tool for the Acquisition Profession, CONTRACT MANAGEMENT, 36 (December 2013).