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 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
7/10/20, Prompt Payment Act and Contract Disputes Act Interest Rate (1 1/8%)
7/8/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Extension of Non-Availability for Trade Agreements and Buy American Statute
7/8/20, General Services Administration (GSA); Extension of Purchase Exceptions From the AbilityOne Program
7/7/20, Defense; Procure-to-Pay SOP for Distributing Receipt Acceptance and Processing Requests for Payment
7/6/20, Defense; Guidance for Assessment of Other COVID-19 Related Impacts and Costs
7/2/20, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-07, Miscellaneous Amendments
7/2/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation Implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
7/2/20, Defense; Deviation
Implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
7/2/20, Defense; FedMall COVID-19 Non-Medical Personal Protective Equipment Contingency Corridor for Small Business
7/2/20, Defense; Supplier Performance Risk System for NIST Special Publication 800-171 DOD Assessment
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
July 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 7) [pdf version]
Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds Proposed
DOD Revs Up the Regulation Changes
GSA Takes Two COVID-19 Related Actions
VAAR Cleanup Continues
Labor Revises Fluctuating Workweek Overtime Rules
GSA Awards Three E-Marketplace Platform Contracts