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 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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RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHES
5/20/15, GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Removal of GSAR 552.211-93, Unique Item Identification (UID)
5/13/15, General Services Administration (GSA); Modernizing the FSS Program: Standardization of Part Number Data
5/13/15, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Enhancement of Privately Owned Vehicle and Rental Vehicle Policy
5/13/15, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Denied Access to NASA Facilities
5/13/15, Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR); Waiver of Bond Requirement for Contracts to Repair NOAA Vessels
5/12/15, Defense; Publication of January and February 2015 Contract Data and Contract Reporting Scorecards
5/11/15, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons
5/11/15, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Making Federal Spending Data Accessible, Searchable, and Reliable
5/7/15, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82, Miscellaneous Amendments
5/1/15, Small Business Administration (SBA); Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
May 2015 (Vol. XVI, No. 5) [pdf version]
Dialogue Initiated to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Contractors
OMB Seeks Comments on FITARA Implementation
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Protected in FAR
EPA Removes Source Selection Regulations
DOD Issues Better Buying Power 3.0
NASA Proposes Third, and Final, Set of NFS Revisions