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 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
10/2/14, Transportation; Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Implementation Modifications
9/30/14, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Tax-Related Clause with Alternate
9/30/14, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Statutory Update on Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Hazardous Materials
9/30/14, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Deletion of Reporting Requirement for Task Order Contract Periods
9/30/14, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Payment in Local Afghan Currency
9/30/14, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Limitation on Cost-Reimbursement Contracts and Line Items for MDAPs
9/25/14, Labor; Annual Report from Federal Contractors
9/25/14, Defense; Defense Contingency Business Environment Handbook
9/24/14, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Regulatory Review No. 2
9/23/14, Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR); Lead Systems Integrators
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
September 2014 (Vol. XV, No. 9) [pdf version]
Obama Issues Order Requiring That Contractors Provide “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”
Looseleaf Version of GSAM Discontinued
DOD Prohibits Contracting with “Sponsors of Terrorism”
Uniform Line Item Identification Proposed
Comments Sought on TechFAR Handbook
DPAS Standards and Procedures Clarified
Contractors to Report Summary Compensation Data
HHS Protects Proprietary Material Providers
EPA Proposes to Clean Up the EPAAR