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 $49.95 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
8/16/17, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Preproposal/Pre-Bid Conference
8/11/17, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Fiscal Year 2018 Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States
7/27/17, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Best-in-Class Mandatory Solution for Package Delivery Services
7/25/17, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Award Term
7/25/17, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA); Minority and Women Inclusion Amendments
7/24/17, Prompt Payment Act and Contract Disputes Act Interest Rate (2 3/8%)
7/21/17, Defense; Commercial Purchase Card Guidance on Deviation Increasing the Micro-Purchase Threshold
7/19/17, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Administrative Amendments
7/14/17, Defense; Class Deviation Increasing the Micro-Purchase Threshold
7/12/17, Veterans Affairs; Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Guidelines
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
August 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 8) [pdf version]
OMB Issues Instructions for Enforcing Buy American Act Domestic Preferences
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 3/8%
DOD Increases Micro-Purchase Threshold
VOSB/SDVOSB Verification Guidelines Finalized
NASA Finalizes Award Term Policy
OMB Orders Consolidation of Package Delivery Services