The Federal Government spends more than $430 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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GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING
468 pages, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-912481-27-2
Available for $39.95 in the Federal Government Contracts Bookstore,
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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
3/20/17, Department of Energy (DOE); Deviation Increasing the Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds
3/9/18, Defense; Update to Contract Payment Instructions
3/7/18, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Government Property Reporting Requirements
3/6/18, Defense; Early Engagement Opportunity Regarding Implementation of FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act
3/6/18, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); Proposed Changes to OMB Circular A-131, Value Engineering
2/28/18, Cost Accounting Standards Board; Exemption for Fixed-Price Contracts Awarded Without Cost or Pricing Data
2/22/18, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms
2/21/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Revise and Streamline VAAR to Adhere to FAR Principles
2/20/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation to Increase Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds
2/9/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Defining and Measuring "Procurement Administrative Lead Time" (PALT)
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
March 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 3) [pdf version]
CAAC Authorizes Deviation Increasing Simplified Acquisition and Micro-Purchase Thresholds
Unenforceable Commercial Terms Addressed in GSAR
DOD Seeks Comments on “PALT” Definition
FFP Cost or Pricing Data Exemption Clarified
Phase I of VAAR Update Finalized