The federal government spends more than $500 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!
Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS CENTER provides timely news and views on the fast-changing federal acquisition process.
GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING, Fifth Edition
426 pages, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-912481-26-5, $49.95 or
The Federal Government is one of the very few areas of the economy that is growing - its contract spending has doubled in the last decade and is expected to increase even more! 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 fifth edition, you have all the help you need to win your fair share of Government business!
Table of Contents Index
Chapter 11, Set-Asides and Preference Programs Chapter 13, Federal Supply Schedules
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RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHES
1/28/15, Small Business Administration (SBA); Proposed Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Scientific Vacuum Pumps
1/28/15, Defense; Preferred Use of DOD Information Analysis Center Contracts
1/27/15, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Environmental, Conservation, Occupational Safety, & Drug-Free Workplace
1/22/15, Office of Special Counsel; Allow Federal Contractors and Subcontractors To File Whistleblower Disclosures
1/22/15, Defense; Theater Business Clearance Update for Afghanistan
1/22/15, Defense; 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 DOD Competition Reporting
1/22/15, Defense; 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Contractor Past Performance Assessment Reporting
1/21/15, OMB Circular A-94 2015 Discount Rates for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Federal Programs
1/15/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
1/14/15, Defense; Class Deviation on Contractor Personnel Performing in U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
January 2015 (Vol. XVI, No. 1) [pdf version]
Authority to Use Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items Up to $6,500,000 Made Permanent
FAR Amended to Mandate $10.10/Hour Minimum Wage
DOD Conducts Regulation-Dump
Two FAR Changes Proposed in December
No Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Discrimination
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 1/8%
Mileage Reimbursement Set at 57.5¢/Mile for Autos