The Federal Government spends $500 billion on products and services each year, and 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 35 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
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
5/17/19, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Corrections to Changes to Federal Supply Schedule Contracting
5/15/19, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Revision of “Submission of Invoices” Clause
5/14/19, Small Business Administration (SBA); Women-Owned/Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Certification
5/8/19, Department of Energy (DOE); Acquisition Letter 2019-04, Contractor Workforce Restructuring
5/7/19, Defense; Deviation on Quick-Closeout Procedures
5/7/19, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Clarification of “Payment in Kind” for Speakers at Meetings and Similar Functions
5/6/19, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-02, Miscellaneous Amendments
5/6/19, GSA and OMB Submit Phase 2 Implementation Plan for Commercial e-Commerce Portals
5/3/19, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); “Myth-Busting #4”: Engagement Through Innovative Business Practices
5/2/19, Defense; Improvement to Voucher/Invoice Reviews in Contingency Operations
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
May 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 5) [pdf version]
SBA Issues Combined SBIR Program and STTR Program Policy Directive
VA Increases Contracting Goals for Veteran Businesses
DOD Shakes Up the DFARS
USTR Waives Restrictions for Australia
Proposed DEAR Rule on Intellectual Property Withdrawn
GSA Finalizes Local Authority to Buy Off Schedule 84
CAAC Issues Deviation on Subcontracting Limitations