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!
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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,
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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
Revised for 2018! 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
6/21/18, EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR); Removal of EPA Mentor-Protégé Program
6/19/18, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Technical Amendments
6/15/18, Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-99, Miscellaneous Amendments
6/15/18, Defense; Reporting "Solicitation Date" in the Federal Procurement Data System
6/13/18, Defense; Implementation of Defense-Wide Contract Clause Logic Service V4.0
6/12/18, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Price Competition Exception from Certified Cost or Pricing Data
6/11/18, Small Business Administration (SBA); Early Stage Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Initiative
6/8/18, Department of Energy (DOE); Cancellation of Acquisition Letter (AL) 2013-04, Contractor Executive Compensation
6/6/18, Defense; Reducing Acquisition Lead Time by Eliminating Inefficiencies Associated with Cost or Pricing Data
6/4/18, Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR); Small Business Subcontracting Plan Reporting
6/4/18, Defense; Class Deviation Increasing the Threshold for Obtaining Certified Cost or Pricing Data
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
June 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 6) [pdf version]
DOD Unleashes a Torrent of Rules, Removes Unnecessary DFARS Clauses and Provisions
FAC 2005-98 Conducts Spring Housekeeping
CAAC Issues Deviation Raising Cost of Pricing Threshold
SBA Waives Nonmanufacturing Rule for Airway Devices
GAO Issues New Bid Protest Guide