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!
Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS CENTER provides timely news and views on the fast-changing federal acquisition process.
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 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
PROVIDING FOREIGN PRODUCTS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
THE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT PROCESS: How the Government Buys What It Needs
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
1/22/18, Prompt Payment Act and Contract Disputes Act Interest Rate (2 5/8%)
1/11/18, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR); Revise and Streamline VAAR to Adhere to FAR Principles
1/11/18, GSA Property Management Regulations; Inflation Adjustment to Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act Penalties
1/10/18, Veterans Affairs; Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Guidelines
1/10/18, Defense; Class Deviation on the Test Program for Negotiation of Small Business Subcontracting Plans
1/10/18, Defense; Class Deviation on the Pilot Program for Streamlining Awards for Innovative Technology Projects
1/3/18, Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2018
12/28/17, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Trade Agreements Thresholds
12/28/17, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); New Qualifying Country - Latvia
12/28/17, Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
January 2018 (Vol. XIX, No. 1) [pdf version]
2018 Defense Authorization Act Increases Simplified Acquisition, Micro-Purchase Thresholds
Trade Agreements Thresholds Revised
DOD Finishes 2017 with a Flourish
Prompt Payment Interest Rates Set at 2 5/8%