The Federal Government spends $500 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 35 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
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
7/18/19, Small Business Administration (SBA); Adjustment of Monetary-Based Size Standards for Inflation
7/18/19, Executive Order 13881, Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials
7/16/19, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Updates to the Issuance of GSA’s Acquisition Policy
7/15/19, Army Acquisition Regulations; Repeal of Obsolete Part "Required Sources of Supplies and Services"
7/15/19, Army Acquisition Regulations; Repeal of "Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns" Part
7/15/19, Army Acquisition Regulations; Repeal of Obsolete Part "Government Property"
7/15/19, Army Acquisition Regulations; Repeal of Obsolete Part "Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses"
7/15/19, Defense; OSHA Information on Contractors’ Workplace Safety and Health Records
7/12/19, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification, Requirements
7/10/19, General Services Administration (GSA); Unique Entity Identification Standard for System for Awards Management
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
July 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 7) [pdf version]
FAC 2019-03 Revises “Adequate Price Competition” Standard for DOD, NASA, Coast Guard
DOD Eases Off the Gas – For a Month
Two FAR Amendments Proposed
GSA Seeks Comments on FSS Consolidation
WDOL.gov Retired, Wage Determinations on beta.SAM.gov
Small Business Goal Achieved for 6th Consecutive Year
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 5/8%