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
6/24/19, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Applicability of Inflation Adjustments of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
6/24/19, Small Business Administration (SBA); Calculation of Annual Average Receipts for Small Business Size Standards
6/24/19, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Special Contracting Methods
6/24/19, Class Deviation from Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation part 808, Required Sources of Supplies and Services
6/21/19, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors
6/21/19, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA); Rules of Procedure of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
6/21/19, Small Business Administration (SBA); Implementation of the Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018
6/20/19, Department of Energy; Acquisition Guide Chapter 16.104, Combining Contract Types Under Non-M&O Contracts
6/14/19, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Designation of Personal Services Contractors as Contracting Officers and Agreement Officers
6/14/19, Department of Energy (DOE); DOE Order 486.1, DOE Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs
6/14/19, Defense; Accessing the New Wage Determinations Capability in beta.SAM.gov
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
June 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 6) [pdf version]
FAC 2019-02 Addresses Special Emergency Procurement Authority, Interagency Contracts
DOD Keeps Up Frenzied Pace of DFARS Changes
FSS Provisions, Clauses Updated
SBA Proposes WOSB Certification Procedures
HUDAR Gets Cleaned Up