The Federal Government spends over $650 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,
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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
2/25/21, General Services Administration; Waiver of Experience Requirements Under the MAS Solicitation for COVID-19
2/19/21, Defense; Deviation on Contractor Personnel Performing in U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility
2/17/21, Defense; Restructuring of the Certification Program for the Contracting Functional Area
2/12/21, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Removing Erroneous Guidance on Illustration of Forms
2/5/21, Labor; Delay of Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act Rule
2/2/21, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation Regarding Certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses
2/2/21, Defense; FedMall COVID-19 Non-Medical Personal Protective Equipment Contingency Corridor for Small Business
1/29/21, Defense; Rescission of Deviation on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
1/29/21, General Services Administration (GSA); Increasing Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities
1/28/21, Prompt Payment Act and Contract Disputes Act Interest Rate (7/8%)
MOST RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
Febuary 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 2) [pdf version]
2021 National Defense Authorization Act Passed Over Presidential Veto
Mileage Reimbursement Set at 56¢ Per Mile for Autos
FY 2020 Contract Spending Up 13% to $665 Billion
FAC 2021-03 Restricts Use of LPTA Source Selection
FAC 2021-04 Maximizes Use of American-Made Products
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 7/8%
DOD Prepares for Biden Administration
OMB Issues PALT Guidance