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
8/29/14, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Contractor Whistleblower Protections Technical Amendments
8/28/14, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Electronic Submission of Technical Reports
8/28/14, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
8/25/14, Defense; Actions to Improve Department of Defense Competition
8/21/14, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Digital Services Playbook and TechFAR Handbook
8/21/14, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Tax Reimbursement Calculations on Temporary Duty Travel and Relocation Allowances
8/19/14, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Personnel Conflicts of Interest and Project Employee Confidentiality Agreement
8/19/14, Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR); Patent Rights and Rights in Data
8/18/14, Defense; Publication of DOD Competitive Reporting for 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014
8/15/14, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Fiscal Year 2015 Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
August 2014 (Vol. XV, No. 8) [pdf version]
FAC 2005-76 Addresses Small Business Size/Status Protests; Equal Opportunity for Vets, Disabled
DOD Conducts DFARS Clean-Up
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Order Issued
Proposed FAR Rule on Pass-Through Contracts
Education Acquisition Regulations Update Proposed
EPA Addresses IDIQ Ordering, Work Assignments
NASA Implements Whistleblower Protections
Prompt Payment Interest Rate Set at 2%