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!
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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
1/26/21, Executive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers
1/21/21, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Simplified Procedures for Health-Care Resources
1/21/21, Executive Order 13975, Encouraging Buy American Policies for the United States Postal Service
1/19/21, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-04, Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials
1/19/21, Defense; Revision 3 to Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
1/19/21, Defense; Revision 2 to Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Reimbursement Requests
1/19/21, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); Reducing Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT)
1/15/21, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Covered Defense Telecommunications Equipment or Services
1/15/21, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Property Loss Reporting in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment
1/15/21, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Tariff Information” Clause
1/15/21, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
1/15/21, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendment
1/15/21, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Improved Energy Security for Main Operating Bases in Europe
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
January 2021 (Vol. XXII, No. 1) [pdf version]
OFCCP Issues Instructions on Complying with the Equal Opportunity Clause's Religious Exemption
FAR Guidance on Use of Reverse Auctions Proposed
OFCCP Issues Revised Small Contractor Guide
Number of Protests Decline in FY 2020