The Federal Government spends $500 billion on products and services each year, and 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,
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 35 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
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
6/14/19, USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Designation of Personal Services Contractors as Contracting Officers and Agreement Officers
6/14/19, Department of Energy (DOE); DOE Order 486.1, DOE Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs
6/14/19, Defense; Accessing the New Wage Determinations Capability in beta.SAM.gov
6/12/19, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-03, Adequate Price Competition Exception from Certified Cost or Pricing Data Requirements
6/3/19, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Meeting on Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
6/3/19, Small Business Administration (SBA); Streamlining the Surety Bond Guarantee Program
5/31/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Applicability of Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
5/31/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Brand Name or Equal
5/31/19, Defense FAR Supplement; Foreign Commercial Satellite Services and Certain Items on the Commerce Control List
5/31/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Ordering Limitation” Clause
5/31/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Repeal of “Availability of Specifications and Data Item Descriptions Not in ASSIST”
5/31/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
5/31/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Contractor Purchasing System Review Threshold
5/31/19, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Prompt Payments for Small Business Contractors
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
June 2019 (Vol. XX, No. 6) [pdf version]
FAC 2019-02 Addresses Special Emergency Procurement Authority, Interagency Contracts
DOD Keeps Up Frenzied Pace of DFARS Changes
FSS Provisions, Clauses Updated
SBA Proposes WOSB Certification Procedures
HUDAR Gets Cleaned Up