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 35 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
8/16/19, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors
8/15/19, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; The Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption
8/14/19, Small Business Administration (SBA); Surety Bond Guarantee Program Fees
8/14/19, Defense; Implementing FAR 4.21, Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment
8/13/19, FAC 2019-05, Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
8/13/19, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Utility Services
8/12/19, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Applicability of Small Business Regulations Outside the United States
8/9/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Preference for Certain Commercial Services
8/9/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Undefinitized Contract Actions
8/9/19, Defense FAR Supplement; New World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement Country – Australia
8/9/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Modification of Clauses Related to the Display of Hotline Posters
8/9/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Management of Should-Cost Review Process
8/9/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Review of Defense Solicitations by Procurement Center Representatives
8/9/19, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Fiscal Year 2020 Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
August 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 8) [pdf version]
SBA Adjusts Monetary-Based Small Business Size Standards, Proposes Change in Calculation
Army Acquisition Regulations Repealed as “Obsolete”
Thirty More Biobased Products Designated
GSA Issues Unique ID Standard for SAM.gov
Electronic Submission of DD Form 254 Proposed
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