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
9/1/15, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Denied Access to NASA Facilities
9/1/15, Federal Travel Regulation; Fiscal Year 2016 Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)
8/28/15, Department of Energy Acquisition Letter 2015-09; Guidance on Conference-Related Activities and Spending
8/27/15, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Capitalization Threshold
8/27/15, Department of Energy Acquisition Letter 2015-35; Management & Operating Subcontract Reporting Capability
8/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Outside the U.S.
8/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Use of Military Construction Funds
8/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Contracts or Delivery Orders Issued by a Non-DOD Agency
8/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Item Unique Identification Prescription Correction
8/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Acquisition of the American Flag
8/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services
8/26/15, Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Improved Management of Undeliverable-as-Addressed Mail
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
August 2015 (Vol. XVI, No. 8) [pdf version]
FAC 2005-83 Adjusts Federal Acquisition-Related Thresholds, Makes FAR Subpart 13.5 Permanent
Labor Proposes Revising Overtime Pay Rules
Agencies to Convert to All-Electronic Invoicing
GSA to Remove Unnecessary Construction Clauses
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2 3/8%