The Federal Government spends more than $470 billion on products and services each year, and approximately 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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NEW FOR 2017!
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 more than 30 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
PROVIDING FOREIGN PRODUCTS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
THE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS: How the Government Buys What It Needs
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
10/20/17, Defense; Procurement Memoranda of Understanding with the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Finland
10/18/17, Department of Energy (DOE); Acquisition Letter No. 2018-02, Employee Benefits Cost Study
10/11/17, Small Business Administration (SBA); Updated NAICS Codes for Women-Owned Small Business Program
10/10/17, Department of Energy (DOE); Deviation on Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees
10/10/17, Department of Energy; Strategic Integrated Procurement Enterprise System (STRIPES) Mandatory Use Policy
10/6/17, Bonneville Power Administration; Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing and Financial Assistance Instructions
10/2/17, Labor; Labor Surplus Area Classification for Fiscal Year 2018
10/2/17, Defense; Updated Guidebook for Establishing and Managing Purchase, Travel, and Fuel Card Programs
9/27/17, Small Business Administration; Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards
9/27/17, Department of Energy (DOE); Labor Standards Considerations under DOE Management and Operating Contracts
9/27/17, Department of Energy (DOE); Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria National Interest Exemption
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
October 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 10) [pdf version]
Hurricanes Generate Increased Thresholds, Emergency Procurement Authorities, EEO Waivers
Federal Minimum Wage Increased to $10.35/Hour For 2018
SBA Proposes Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver
SBA Adopts NAICS 2017 For Size Standards
DOD Issues Four Additional Class Deviations
NASA Proposes Revised Invoice Submission Process