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
3/18/19, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Revisions to Incentive Awards Program for Personal Services Contractors
3/14/19, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); Procedure for Submission of Invoices for Over-Age Contracts
3/13/19, Cost Accounting Standards Board; Conforming Cost Accounting Standards to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
3/7/19, Defense; Clarification of Other Transactions Guide, November 2018
2/27/19, Defense; Federal Supply Classification Codes to be Competed When Purchasing from Federal Prison Industries
2/26/19, Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation; Deviation Expanding Eligibility for Mentor-Protégé Program
2/15/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Exemption From Design-Build Selection Procedures
2/15/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Transportation of Supplies by Sea” Clause
2/15/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Extension of Supply Chain Risk Management Authority
2/15/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Use of Commercial or Non-Government Standards
2/15/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Amendments Related to General Solicitations
2/15/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Antiterrorism Training Requirements for Contractors
2/15/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Updated Charter of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
2/15/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Undefinitized Contract Actions
2/15/19, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); Dr. Michael Eric Wooten Nominated to be OFPP Administrator
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
March 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 3) [pdf version]
DFARS Amended to Comply with NDAA Statutory Changes, Directives
Navy Acquisition Regulations Trimmed
Two Agencies Address Their Mentor-Protégé Programs
Michael Wooten Nominated to be OFPP Administrator
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set At 3 5/8%