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!
Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS CENTER provides timely news and views on the fast-changing federal acquisition process.
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
9/20/18, Defense; Class Deviation on Permanent Supply Chain Risk Management Authority
9/18/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Revise and Streamline VAAR to Adhere to FAR Principles
9/17/18, Defense; Organizational Name Change to Defense Pricing and Contracting
9/17/18, Defense; Reporting "Other Transactions" to the Federal Procurement Data System
9/17/18, Defense; Required AbilityOne® Program Training for Contracting and Purchasing Acquisition Career Fields
9/14/18, Agriculture; Proposed Designation of Biobased Product Categories for Federal Procurement
9/13/18, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Amendment of Various Contract Clauses
9/13/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Revise and Streamline VAAR to Adhere to FAR Principles
9/13/18, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Contract City-Pair Business-Class Air Accommodations
9/7/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts
9/7/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Service Contracting
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
September 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 9) [pdf version]
$717 Billion Defense Authorization Act Addresses DOD Micro-Purchase Threshold, Commercial Items
FAC 2005-100 Finalizes Paid Sick Leave Rule
DOD Returns from Summer Vacation with Lots of Rules
CBCA Revises Procedures to Prefer Electronic Filing
Threshold for FSS OLMs Clarified
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 3 1/2%
GSA Releases FY2019 Per Diem Rates