The Federal Government spends more than $490 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
12/6/18, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Rescission of GSA Bulletin FMR D-1, Transportation Management
12/4/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Revision of Limitations on Subcontracting
12/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Surge Option” Clause
12/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Documentation for Interagency Contracts
12/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Provision Relating to the Procurement of Certain Photovoltaic Devices
12/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Small Business Set-Asides for Architect-Engineer and Construction Design
12/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Restrictions on Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process
12/4/18, Defense; Class Deviation on Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business
12/4/18, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Business Government Contracting Amendments
11/29/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Revise and Streamline VAAR to Adhere to FAR Principles
11/29/18, Government Accountability Office (GAO); Bid Protest Annual Report to the Congress for Fiscal Year 2018
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
December 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 12) [pdf version]
GSA Announces Transformation of Multiple Awards Schedules Award Schedules
FY 2018 Spending Up 14% to $491 Billion
Task/Delivery Order Ombudsman Identification Proposed
Number of Protests Steady in FY 2018
GSA Proposes Construction Manager as Constructor
DOD Issues Deviation on Use of Fixed-Price Contracts