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!
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
8/7/20, Executive Order on Ensuring Essential Medicines, Medical Countermeasures, and Critical Inputs are Made in the U.S.
8/7/20, Department of Energy; Requirements for Accounting System Reviews and Final Indirect Cost Rate Proposal Reviews
8/4/20, Executive Order 13940, Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers
8/3/20, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Open Source Software
8/3/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Contracting Officer Responsibilities for the Review of Subcontract Consent Packages
7/31/20, General Services Administration (GSA) Launches IT Acquisition University
7/29/20, Defense; Temporary Redeployment of Certain Contractor Employees from Iraq and Syria
7/24/20, Defense; Implementation of Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications Equipment
7/20/20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Buying for America
7/20/20, Department of Energy; Class Deviation Eliminating Hard Copy Original Documents, Signatures, and Notarization
7/20/20, National Park Service (NPS); Concession Contracts to Provide Commercial Visitor Services
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
August 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 8) [pdf version]
FAC 2020-07 Increases Simplified Acquisition, Micro-Purchase Thresholds
Contractors with Chinese Telecommunications Prohibited
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Effect
GSA Plans to Revamp Small Business GWAC Program
COVID-19 Persists, Precipitates More Actions
GSA Launches IT Acquisition University
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 1 1/8%
Nonmanufacturing Rule For Diabetic Test Strips Waived