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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9/10/14, Small Business Administration (SBA); Employee Based Size Standards for Industries Not Part of Manufacturing or Trade
9/10/14, Small Business Administration (SBA); Small Business Size Standards for Manufacturing
9/10/14, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Administrative Changes to Federal Supply Schedule Contracting
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
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
September 2014 (Vol. XV, No. 9) [pdf version]
Obama Issues Order Requiring That Contractors Provide “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”
Looseleaf Version of GSAM Discontinued
DOD Prohibits Contracting with “Sponsors of Terrorism”
Uniform Line Item Identification Proposed
Comments Sought on TechFAR Handbook
DPAS Standards and Procedures Clarified
Contractors to Report Summary Compensation Data
HHS Protects Proprietary Material Providers
EPA Proposes to Clean Up the EPAAR