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
10/10/19, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-01, Definition of “Commercial Item”
10/2/19, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Increased Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds
10/2/19, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Cost or Pricing Data Reporting Requirements
10/2/19, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process
10/1/19, Bonneville Power Administration; Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing and Financial Assistance Instructions
9/27/19, Defense; Deviation Authorizing Contractors to Use Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy as a Source of Fuel
9/27/19, Labor; Defining the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Sales, and Computer Employees
9/26/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Restrictions on Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process
9/26/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Exception to Competition for Certain Follow-on Production Contracts
9/26/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Market Research and Value Analysis for Price Reasonableness
9/26/19, Defense; Release of Procurement Data Standard Version 2.6.1
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
October 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 10) [pdf version]
FAC 2019-06 Bans Kaspersky Lab Products, Reflects CPARS/PPIRS Merger
Three New FAR Rules Proposed
DOD Unleashes Deluge of DFARS Changes
Federal Minimum Wage Increased to $10.80/Hour for 2020
VA Keeps Scrubbing the VAAR