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
4/9/20, Defense; Deviation on CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation
4/9/20, Defense; Deviation on Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business
4/8/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation to Provide Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Advanced Payment Pool” Clause
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Payment for Subline Items Not Separately Priced” Clause
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of “Tax Relief” Clause
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Performance-Based Payments
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Prompt Payments for Small Business Contractors
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Expediting Contract Closeout
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Proposed Repeal of “Substitutions for Military Specifications and Standards”
4/8/20, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Proposed Repeal of “Alternate Preservation, Packaging, and Packing” Provision
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
April 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 4) [pdf version]
Coronavirus Overruns United States, Emergency Acquisition Authorities Invoked
DOD Issues Two Deviations, One Memo
Proposed FAR Amendment on Section 508 Revisions
Nonmanufacturing Rule for Laptop Computers Waived
EPAAR Award Term Incentives Policy Clarified