The Federal Government spends nearly $600 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
12/1/20, Defense; Deviation on Robotic Process Automation Capability for Confirming Section 889 Offeror Representations
11/30/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation; Withdrawal of Rule Removing Office of General Counsel Review for Final Payments
11/27/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Business Size Standards for Education Services and Health Care
11/27/20, Defense; Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements
11/23/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of Clauses Related to Taxes Applied to Contracts in Afghanistan
11/23/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of Provision and Clause on Reserve Officer Training Corps
11/23/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Authorities for Minimizing Materials Containing Hexavalent Chromium
11/23/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Commercial Item Determinations
11/23/20, Defense; Deviation on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
11/20/20, Office of Management and Budget; Review of Contracting and Hiring Practices Under Executive Order 13940
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
November 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 11) [pdf version]
FAC 2021-01 Makes 5-Year Inflation Adjustment to Acquisition-Related Thresholds
FAC 2021-02 Addresses ROTC, Recreational Services
Revision of “Commerical Item” Definition Proposed
OFCCP Seeks Materials on Race, Sex Stereotyping
OMB Extends Transition Date to Unique Entity Identifier
SBA Merges Mentor-Protégé Programs
Eight Industrial Sector Size Standards to be Revised