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
11/15/19, Department of Labor Acquisition Regulations; Definitions for Head of Agency and Head of Contracting Activity
11/15/19, Department of Labor Acquisition Regulations; Withdrawal of Proposed Definitions for Head of Agency and Head of Contracting Activity
11/15/19, Small Business Administration (SBA); HUBZone Program Provisions for Governor-Designated Covered Areas
11/14/19, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Incentive Awards Program Revisions for Personal Services Contractors
11/12/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Negotiation of Price for Technical Data
11/12/19, Department of Energy Acquisition Guide, Fiscal Year 2020 Version 1, Available
11/8/19, Small Business Administration (SBA); Consolidation of Mentor-Protégé Programs and Other Amendments
11/8/18, Government Accountability Office (GAO); Bid Protest Annual Report to the Congress for Fiscal Year 2019
11/7/19, Defense; Deploying Contracting Opportunities to Beta.SAM and Retirement of FedBizOpps
11/6/19, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Implementation of Agency-Wide Real Property Capital Planning
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
November 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 11) [pdf version]
FAC 2020-01 Makes Changes to “Commercial Item” Definition
Four FAR Rules Proposed
DFARS Clauses and Provisions All Scrambled Up
GSA Consolidating Schedules, Retiring FedBizOpps