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!
Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS CENTER provides timely news and views on the fast-changing federal acquisition process.
GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING
468 pages, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-912481-27-2
Available for $39.95 in the Federal Government Contracts Bookstore,
or at Amazon.com
Also available for the Kindle!
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
PROVIDING FOREIGN PRODUCTS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
THE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS: How the Government Buys What It Needs
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
2/22/18, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms
2/21/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Revise and Streamline VAAR to Adhere to FAR Principles
2/20/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Deviation to Increase Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds
2/9/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Defining and Measuring "Procurement Administrative Lead Time" (PALT)
2/5/17, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); A-94 2018 Discount Rates for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Federal Programs
2/1/18, Defense; Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items
1/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Procurement of Commercial Items
1/31/18, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); State Sponsor of Terrorism – North Korea
1/30/18, Defense; Micro-Purchase Threshold
1/29/18, Small Business Administration (SBA); Ownership of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
February 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 2) [pdf version]
GSA Authorizes Order-Level Materials on Federal Supply Schedule Orders
SBA Proposes SDVOSB Ownership and Control Rules
VAAR to be Revised to Align with the FAR
FAC 2005-97 Revises Trade Agreements Thresholds
DOD Provides Guidance on Commercial Item Procurement
Mileage Reimbursement Set at 54.5¢ Per Mile for Autos