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,
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
Revised for 2018! 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
11/14/18, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Removing Duplicative Responsibility Determination Guidance
11/8/18, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc)
11/2/18, Defense; Reporting the Description of Requirement in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
11/1/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Ombudsman for Indefinite Delivery Contracts
10/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Mentor-Protégé Program Modifications
10/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Acquisition Streamlining” Clause
10/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Option for Supervision and Inspection Services” Clause
10/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Bonds or Other Security” Provision
10/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Update of “Section 8(a) Direct Award” Clause
10/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Amendments Related to General Solicitations
10/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Brand Name or Equal
10/31/18, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Business HUBZone Program
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
November 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 11) [pdf version]
FAR Reissued, Posted on Acquisition.gov
DOD Keeps DFARS Cleanup Rolling Along
CAAC Deviation Removes Determination Requirement