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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2/2/16, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); OMB Circular A-94 2016 Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
1/29/16, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Optimal Use of the Government Contractor-Issued Travel Charge Card
1/27/16, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Removal of Unnecessary Construction Clauses and Editorial Changes
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
February 2016 (Vol. XVII, No. 2) [pdf version]
Small Business Size Standards Raised, Increasing Number of Eligible Businesses by Thousands
Two Changes Proposed to the FAR
GSA Removes Unnecessary Construction Clauses
DOD Instituting Enduring Contingency Clause Initiative