The Federal Government spends $500 billion on products and services each year, and 635,000 contractors provide those products and services. You can be a federal contractor, too! But those who don't know the rules and regulations, or don't keep up with all the changes, will not be successful!
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GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING
468 pages, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-912481-27-2
Available for $39.95 in the Federal Government Contracts Bookstore,
or at Amazon.com
Also available for the Kindle!
After several years of budget cuts, the Federal Government is growing once again, and it is expected to continue growing for the foreseeable future! The Government has established goals of $125 billion in contract awards to small businesses, $25 billion to minority-owned businesses, $25 billion to women-owned businesses, and $15 billion to veteran-owned businesses!
For 35 years, Getting Started in Federal Contracting has been the standard reference for government contract information, guidance, and advice. Now, with this revised and expanded sixth edition, you have all the help you need to win your fair share of government business!
Table of Contents Index
Chapter 11, Small Business Programs Chapter 13, Federal Supply Schedules
THE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS: How the Government Buys What It Needs
PROVIDING FOREIGN PRODUCTS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
THE HISTORY OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT: How We Got To Where We Are
THE DEFENSE PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS SYSTEM
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RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHES
1/4/19, Public Law 115-414, Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2018
12/28/18, Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation; Rescission of Small Business Subcontracting Plan Reporting Clause
12/28/18, Defense; Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Commercial Item Determination Authority
12/27/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Special Contracting Methods
12/26/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Whistleblower Protection for Contractor Employees
12/26/18, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2019
12/26/18, Defense; Class Deviation on Small Business Subcontract Reporting
12/21/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Submission of Summary Subcontract Reports
12/21/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Restrictions on Acquisitions from Foreign Sources
12/21/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Limitations on Single-Source Task or Delivery Order Contracts
12/21/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Foreign Satellite Services and Certain Items on the Commerce Control List
12/21/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports
12/21/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Applicability of Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition Related Thresholds
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
January 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 1) [pdf version]
FAC 2019-01 Provides Definition of “Recruitment Fees” On Combating Trafficking in Persons
Amendments Proposed to Limitations on Subcontracting
Mileage Reimbursement Set at 58¢ Pe Mile for Autos
DOD Holds Year-End Regulations Clearance
Amendment Proposed for Contractor Whistleblowers