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,
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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
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
1/21/20, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); Proposed Definition of “Procurement Administrative Lead Time”
1/21/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Transfer of Federal Surplus Property to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
1/16/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Proposed Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Gymnastic Equipment
1/15/20, Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04, Trade Agreement Thresholds
1/14/20, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2020
1/14/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Noncommercial Computer Software
1/14/20, Defense; Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020
1/13/20, Defense; Deviation on Use of Fixed-Price Contracts for Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
1/9/20, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Submission and Distribution of Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Price Lists
1/7/20, NASA FAR Supplement; Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
January 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 1) [pdf version]
2020 Defense Authorization Act Extends DOD Mentor-Protégé Program
FAC 2020-03 Modifies Prohibition on Telecommunications
Trade Agreements Thresholds Increased
SBA Proposes Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 1/8%