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!
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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
4/1/15, General Services Administration (GSA); Dialogue to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors
4/1/15, Defense; 2nd Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Contractor Past Performance Assessment Reporting
3/31/15, Office of Personel Management (OPM); Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project
3/30/15, Federal Election Commission; Prohibition on Political Contributions by Federal Contractors
3/30/15, Defense; DOD Instruction 5000.72, DOD Standard for Contracting Officer's Representation Certification
3/27/15, Defense; Class Deviation Extending Contract Authority for Advanced Component Development and Prototype Units
3/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Deletion of Text Implementing 10 USC 2323
3/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
3/26/15, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Use of Military Construction Funds
3/25/15, Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR); Technical and Administrative Changes
3/25/15, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Business Timber Set Aside Program
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
March 2015 (Vol. XVI, No. 3) [pdf version]
OFCCP Proposes Updates to Sex Discrimination Rules
DOD Issues Multitude of Guidance (and Some Regulations)
Advisory Small Business Size Opinions Available
Governmentwide Mentor-Protégé Program Proposed
GSA Revises Its Regulations
DOSAR Brought Up-to-Date