Getting Started in Federal Contracting: A Guide Through the Federal Procurement Maze, Fifth Edition


The Federal Government contracts for $450 billion worth of supplies and services each year from 500,000 contractors. 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 $100 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 25 years, GETTING STARTED IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING has been the standard reference for government contract information, guidance, and advice. Now, this revised and expanded fifth edition provides all the help you need to win your fair share of Federal Government business:
How to locate contracting opportunities
Key personnel
Key regulations
Internet sources of information
Different types of contracts
Electronic contracting
Special set-aside programs for small, minority-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
Small business subcontracting goals for large businesses
Simplified procedures under $100,000
Bids and proposals
Selling commercial supplies and services
Selling foreign products
Federal Supply Schedules
Unique procedures for architect-engineering contracts and construction contracts
Labor laws
Protests against contract awards
Contract administration
How to protect your rights
Integrity and ethics rules
PLUS: Sample solicitation; Forms; Examples; Key websites; Abbreviations; Glossary; Detailed index; and Much More!