The Federal Government spends nearly $600 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 36 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
SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDES AND PREFERENCE PROGRAMS
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
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RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHES
9/30/20, Department of Energy; Conversion of Activities Performed by Small Business Concerns to Federal Employees
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Determination Requirement for Certain Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Substitutions for Military or Federal Specifications” Clause
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Alternate Preservation, Packaging, and Packing” Provision
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Restriction on the Acquisition of Tantalum
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Treatment of Certain Items as Commercial Items
9/29/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Source Restrictions on Auxiliary Ship Components
9/29/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Ending Employee Trainings That Undermine Fair and Equal Treatment
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
September 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 9) [pdf version]
More Guidance on Prohibited Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment Issued
More COVID-19 Guidance Issued
DOD Cranks Up the DFARS Changes
Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation in Final Phase
Purchase Card Limits Unchanged by Threshold Increases
ASTRO Program IDIQ Solicitation Issued
Vets First Program Preference Clarified
Federal Minimum Wage Increased to $10.95/Hour for 2021
President Orders Review of Foreign Labor on Contracts
FY 2019 Spending Up 6% to $590 Billion
Nonmanufacturer Waiver Proposed for Surgical Beds
FAR to Require Analysis of Equipment Acquisitions
GSA Takes on Task-Orders
SBA Amends SBIR/STTR Policy Directive
EPAAR Addresses Open Source Software Requirements
NASA Mandates Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts