The Federal Government spends more than $470 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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NEW FOR 2017!
GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING
468 pages, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-912481-27-2
Available for $49.95 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
9/18/17, Defense; Class Deviation on Contractor Personnel Performing in U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility
9/18/17, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS); Revised Voucher and Invoice Submission and Payment Process
9/18/17, Small Business Administration (SBA); Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver for Positive Airway Pressure Devices
9/18/17, Department of Energy (DOE); Relief Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
9/18/17, Defense; Class Deviation on Products and Services from the African Host Nation Djibouti
9/18/17, Defense; Class Deviation on Independent Research and Development Technical Interchange
9/15/17, Labor; Rate Change in Minimum Wage for Contractors for 2018 (to $10.35/hour)
9/15/17, Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR); Deviation on Special Emergency Procurement Authorities
9/8/17, General Services Administration (GSA); Relief Efforts for Hurricane Irma and Special Emergency Authorities
9/8/17, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP); Contracts for Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts
RECENT FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE NEWSLETTER
September 2017 (Vol. XVIII, No. 9) [pdf version]
Comments on Costs/Benefits of U.S. International Government Procurementt Obligations Sought
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act Penalties Increased
GSA Issues FY 2018 CONUS Per Diem Rates
Reimbursement Authorized for Uber on Official Travel