The Federal Government spends more than $430 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
468 pages, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-912481-27-2
Available for $39.95 in the Federal Government Contracts Bookstore,
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After several years of budget cuts, the Federal Government is growing once again, and it is expected to continue growing for the foreseeable future! 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 sixth edition, you have all the help you need to win your fair share of government business!
Table of Contents Index
Chapter 11, Small Business Programs Chapter 13, Federal Supply Schedules
Revised for 2018! THE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS: How the Government Buys What It Needs
PROVIDING FOREIGN PRODUCTS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
THE HISTORY OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT: How We Got To Where We Are
THE DEFENSE PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS SYSTEM
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RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHES
8/17/18, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA); Rules of Procedure for Contract Disputes Act Cases
8/16/18, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Technical Amendment on Federal Supply Schedule, Order-Level Materials
8/15/18, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Fiscal Year 2019 Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States
8/13/18, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019
8/13/18, Prompt Payment Act and Contract Disputes Act Interest Rate (3 1/2%)
8/9/18, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA); Suspension and Debarment Procedures
7/23/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Use of Acquisition 360 To Encourage Vendor Feedback
7/19/18, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Waiver of Relocation Provisions in Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
7/17/18, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP); Exemption from Cost Accounting Standards for Commercial Items
7/17/18, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Safe Harbor Rate for Engineering and Design Services Contracts
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
August 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 8) [pdf version]
Acquisition 360 Proposed as Standard Survey Allowing Offerors to Critique Solicitations
Twelve More Biobased Products Designated
Commercial Items Exemption from CAS Clarified
New SAM Login Procedures Established