Getting Started in Federal Contracting, Fifth Edition
Proposals That Win Federal Contracts SOLD OUT!
The Federal Protest Package
The Federal Procurement Process: How the Government Buys What It Needs
Providing Foreign Products to the Federal Government
Small Business Set-Asides and Preference Programs
The Defense Priorities and Allocations System
The History of Federal Procurement: How We Got To Where We Are
Federal Profit Policy: How the Government Calculates What You Should Earn on Your Federal Contract
Facilities Capital Cost of Money
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GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING, Fifth Edition
The economy is in trouble - but the Government is still awarding contracts and paying its bills! And with the economic stimulus package, the Government will be awarding even more contracts!
Are you ready? Do you know what to do?
You will with the fifth edition of GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING, an easy-to-understand explanation of federal contracting policies and procedures: how to find contracting opportunities, how to submit bids and negotiate contracts, and how to stay out of trouble. Covers where to find contracting opportunities, the different types of solicitations and contracts, small business set-aside programs, simplified procedures under $100,000, special procedures for selling commercial items, selling foreign products, Federal Supply Schedules, architect-engineering and construction contracts, government financing for your contracts, protests against contract awards, contract administration, labor laws, ethics rules, and how to protect your rights.
Also contains a sample solicitation, glossary, key websites, a detailed compilation of contracting resources, and much more!
See the Table of Contents, the Index, and sample chapters: Chapter 11, Set-Asides and Preference Programs; Chapter 13, Federal Supply Schedules
For 25 years, GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING has been the standard reference for government contract information, guidance, and advice. Now, with this revised and expanded fifth edition, you have all the help you need to win your fair share of Government business!
Only $49.95! (426 pages; 2009) Order Form
PROPOSALS THAT WIN FEDERAL CONTRACTS SOLD OUT!
A step-by-step guide on writing and presenting effective technical, management, and cost proposals. Includes examples, charts, checklists, a sample solicitation and proposal, and a detailed index to provide the help you need to write your government proposals.
See the Table of Contents
Only $24.95! (334 pages; 1989) Order Form
THE FEDERAL PROTEST PACKAGE
The information you need to enhance your chances for a successful protest: Protest Procedures by Barry McVay; the current Government Accountability Office Bid Protest Regulation (in effect on January 1, 2009); Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 33 on protests (current through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-29); a sample protest to the Government Accountability Office; Government Accountability Office protective order request forms; and a sample Government Accountability Office decision. Bound in a 3-ring binder.
$39.95 (156 pages; revised 2009) Order Form
Revised for 2012! THE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS: How the Government Buys What It Needs
An overview of how a government purchase request moves through the federal contracting system: from identification of the need to contract performance and payment. Written from the government's perspective, this monograph is particularly useful as a reference for any unfamiliar terms and concepts you may encounter in your pursuit of federal contracts. Also describes the influences and pressures on the contracting officer.
$19.95 (44 pages; revised 2012) Order Form
PROVIDING FOREIGN PRODUCTS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Do you have a foreign product you want to sell to the federal government? Not sure if the Buy American Act will affect the sale? This monograph provides a concise roadmap through the hodgepodge that regulates the acquisition of foreign products by the federal government. More foreign firms are doing business with the U.S. government every day. You can, too!
$29.95 (35 pages; revised 2010) Order Form
SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDES AND PREFERENCE PROGRAMS
Size standards, set-asides, the HUBZone program, the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, the 8(a) program, mentor-protege programs, subcontracting incentives, American Indian subcontracting preference, SBIR and STTR programs -- this explains what they are and how they fit together! This monograph is essential for any small business seeking government contracts.
$29.95 (55 pages; revised 2010) Order Form
THE HISTORY OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT: How We Got To Where We Are
These are the laws and actions that made the federal procurement process what it is today: from 1792, when the first Congress directed the Treasury Department to make purchases for the Army, through the Service Acquisition Reform Act of 2003, the Homeland Security Act, Hurricane Katrina, and the Recovery Act that provides $787 billion in economic stimulus. Discover why the Federal Acquisition Regulation system is over 1,900 pages long and how it got that way.
$19.95 (28 pages; revised 2009) Order Form
THE DEFENSE PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS SYSTEM
"DPAS" gives the government the right to compel contractors to give "rated orders" priority, even if that means bumping other government or commercial work! Don't think you get rated orders? If you have a contract, subcontract, or order with a "DO" or "DX" on it, you have a "rated order" and it is subject to DPAS! And it applies to commercial supplies, too! The Commerce Department estimates that 700,000 rated orders are issued annually! So you need to know what DPAS is and your obligations under it!
$19.95 (28 pages; revised 2008) Order Form
FEDERAL PROFIT POLICY: How the Government Calculates What You Should Earn on Your Federal Contract
Not everything the federal government buys is a commercial item or is susceptible to price competition. Under such situations, the contracting officer is required by law to make sure all proposed costs are necessary and reasonable. "Profit" is one of these costs. This monograph takes you through the step-by-step calculations the contracting officer makes to determine his or her "profit objective." Explains the business activities the government is trying to encourage. Includes sample calculations and filled-in forms.
$19.95 (27 pages; revised 2005) Order Form
FACILITIES CAPITAL COST OF MONEY
To perform government contracts, most federal contractors must invest in buildings and equipment. By investing in these facilities, the contractor forgoes the interest in could have earned by placing the money in a bank account. The government will compensate contractors for this "cost of money" if they know how to ask! Yes, the form is complicated. But this monograph shows you step-by-step what to do and why. Get Uncle Sam to begin paying you all the money you're entitled.
$19.95 (21 pages; revised 2003) Order Form
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