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,
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
6/3/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Good Faith in Small Business Subcontracting
5/29/20, Defense; Deviation Prohibiting the Procurement of Foreign-Made Unmanned Aircraft Systems
5/29/20, Defense; Deviation Prohibiting Use of Certain Energy Sourced from Inside the Russian Federation
5/29/20, Defense; Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates
5/29/20, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy Flash 2020-31, New Acquisition Guide Chapter 8.3, Category Management
5/26/20, Defense; Reporting Source Selection Process in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
5/13/20, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); List of Domestically Nonavailable Articles
5/11/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Women-Owned Small Business Certification
5/8/20, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Disadvantaged Businesses Regulatory Reform
5/8/20, Defense; Update to Standard Procurement System (SPS) Sunset Date
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
June 2020 (Vol. XXI, No. 6) [pdf version]
FAC 2020-06 Applies Acquisition-Related Threshold Inflation Adjustments to Existing Contracts
Running Out of Actions to Take Against COVID-19
List of Domestically Nonavailable Items to Be Updated
DOD Issues Deviations Banning Chinese, Russian Products
Two Socio-Economic Programs' Regulations Amended