The Federal Government spends more than $430 billion on products and services each year, and approximately 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 more than 30 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
Revised for 2018! 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
5/24/18, Department of Energy (DOE); Policy 547.1A, Small Business First Policy
5/22/18, Executive Order 13834. Efficient Federal Operations
5/16/18, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Rescission of FTR Bulletins
5/7/18, Defense; Class Deviation on Contract Closeout Authority
5/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts
5/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Promoting Voluntary Post-Award Disclosure of Defective Pricing
5/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Statement of Purpose for Department of Defense Acquisition
5/4/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Mentor-Protégé Program Modifications
5/3/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation Increasing Threshold for Requiring Certified Cost or Pricing Data
5/2/18, Federal Highway Administration; Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contracts for Federal-Aid Construction
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
May 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 5) [pdf version]
GAO Introduces Electronic Protest System, Assesses $350 Filing Fee
DOD Cranks It Up For Spring!
Phase II of VAAR Update Finalized
Treasury Finalizes Tax Check Requirement Rule
HUDAR Revisions Proposed
SBA Proposes Revised Size Standards Methodology