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
7/19/18, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Waiver of Relocation Provisions in Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
7/17/18, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); Exemption from Cost Accounting Standards for Commercial Items
7/17/18, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Safe Harbor Rate for Engineering and Design Services Contracts
7/10/18, Agriculture; Designation of Biobased Product Categories for Federal Procurement
7/10/18, Defense; Clarification on Negotiations of Sole Source Weapons Systems for U.S./FMS Combined Procurements
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Offset Costs
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Pricing Adjustments” Clause
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Requirements” Clause
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Undefinitized Contract Action Definitization
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Use of Commercial or Non-Government Standards
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Submission of Summary Subcontract Reports
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Only One Offer
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Surge Option” Clause
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Inapplicability of Certain Laws and Regulations to Commercial Items
6/29/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Electronic Submission/Processing of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports
6/29/18, Defense; Class Deviation on Determining Contract Type for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Contracts
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
July 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 7) [pdf version]
FAC 2005-99 Prohibits Contracts with Kaspersky Lab, Entities Violating Arms Control Treaties
DOD Continues Deluge of Rules, Deviations
FAR Rule to Expand Emergency Procurement Authority
NASA Removes Chunks of the NFS
EPA Discontinues Its Mentor-Protégé Program