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!
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 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
10/23/20, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-02,
10/23/20, U.S. Agency for International Development; Procurement of Essential Medical Supplies During COVID-19
10/22/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Application of Micro-Purchase Threshold to Task and Delivery Orders
10/22/20, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); Request for Information on Race and Sex Stereotyping
10/21/20, Defense; Revision to Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
10/20/20, Defense; Revision to Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Reimbursement Requests
10/19/20, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Scientific Integrity
10/19/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment
10/19/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Deviation on Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Businesses
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
October 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 10) [pdf version]
DOD Adjusts Acquisition-Related Thresholds for Inflation, Implements Cybersecurity Requirements
Three Rule Changes Proposed for the FAR
President Orders “Divisive, Anti-American” Training Cease
GSA Does Some Extending