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!
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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
10/17/18, General Services Administration (GSA); New Pilot Program Increasing eBuy Transparency Launched
10/5/18, Bonneville Power Administration; Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing and Financial Assistance Instructions
10/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Withdrawal of Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments Rule
10/3/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation; Deviation on Contracting Officer's Best Procurement Approach Determination
10/1/18, Defense; Class Deviation on Commercial Item Omnibus Clause
10/1/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Revise and Streamline VAAR to Adhere to FAR Principles
10/1/18, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Calculating Actual Expense Reimbursement
9/28/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Additional Services” Clause
9/28/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Indefinite Quantities – No Fixed Charges” Clause
9/28/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Indefinite Quantities – Fixed Charges” Clause
9/28/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Award Fee” Clause
9/28/18, Defense; Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Guidance
9/28/18, Small Business Administration (SBA); Ownership of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
October 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 10) [pdf version]
FAC 2005-101 Updates Instructions for System for Award Management Registration
DOD Continues Cleaning Up the DFARS
USDA Proposes 30 New Biobased Products
Federal Minimum Wage Increased to $10.60/Hour for 2019
VA Resumes Cleaning Up the VAAR