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Chapter One-Introduction to Federal Government Sales Introduction to Federal Government Sales * An Overview Are you a ¿Small Business¿? * Determining size standards Resources: * The Small Business Administration * Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and more. How the federal government buys what it needs * Invitation for Bid (IFB) * Request for Proposal (RFP) * Request for Quotation (RFQ) * Best Value Purchasing * Consolidated Purchasing Programs * Government Credit Card Purchases * Online Reverse Auctions; FedBid Inc Getting Started ¿ Important Business Codes and Numbers * Data Universal Numbering System, Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) * Tax Identification Number (TIN) * Central Contractor Registration (CCR) * Trading Partners Identification Number (TPIN) * Marketing Partners Identification Number (MPIN) * Commercial and Government Entity Codes (CAGE) * North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) * Standard Industrial Classification Codes (SIC) * Federal Supply Classification Codes (FSC) * Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) * A Check-List for You. Chapter Two-Searching the FedBizOpps Website The Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) Homepage Searching the Site - Search Tips Interpreting the Search Results Understanding the Synopsis Approved Sources Other Mandatory or Preferred Sources * The Jarvits Wagner O¿Day (JWOD) Program * The Federal Prison Industries ¿ UNICOR Solicitations with Drawings or Specifications The Automated Best Value System (ABVS) The Past Performance Information Retrieval System Numbered Notes Understanding Amendments and Modifications The Site Visit Questions and Answers The Solicitation Package The Set-Aside Programs * Small and Very Small Businesses. * Woman-Owned Businesses. * Small Disadvantaged (8a) Businesses * Minority-Owned and Small Minority-Owned Businesses * Hub-Zone Businesses * Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses Other Important Programs * Sole Source * Qualified Products List (QPL) * Qualified Suppliers Lists for Manufacturers (QSLM) and Distributors (QSLD) Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) * Some commonly listed FAR regulations Related Links * Business Partner Network * Federal Agency Business Forecasts * Federal Assets Sales * Federal Grants * FirstGov * Minority Business Development Agency. * SUB-Net. * Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE). * FedTeds. * Vendor Notification Service. * Section 508. * Hurricane and Disaster Response Contracting. * FedBizOpps Home Page ¿ Vendor Link Chapter Three-Searching and Quoting in the Defense Logistics Agency¿s Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) Website The DIBBS Homepage The Vendor Tab The Solicitations Tab * Fast Awards * Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Purchase Orders * Request for Proposal (RFP) and Invitation for Bid (IFB) Database. * Understanding the Solicitation Numbering system * The Procurement Automated Contract Evaluation (PACE) program * Approved Part Numbers and Alternate Part Numbers The References Tab * Master Solicitation Document. * The Automated Best Value System The Technical Data Tab * Drawings and Technical Documents * Viewing Drawings Procurement History Other Important Programs * The Quality Shelf Life Program * Environmental ¿Green¿ Purchasing Programs Quoting in DIBBS * Step-by-Step Through Your Online Quote in DIBBS * Batch Quoting Finding Information on Awards Icons Used in DIBBS Chapter Four-Additional Procurement Sites Procurement Gateway (ProGate) * ProGate Home page * Searching Options * Search Results * Drawings, Specifications & Standards * Creating a Custom Profile Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) The United States Postal Service (USPS) The Veterans Administration (VA) The Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) and The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Sub-Contracting Opportunities - The Small Business Administration¿s ¿SubNet¿ Site The Government Printing Office (GPO) Market Information at the Federal Procurement Data Center Website Additional Procurement Sites * The Federal Acquisition Jumpstation * Additional Department of Defense Sites Chapter Five-Submitting Your Hard Copy Offer Using Federal Standard Forms (SF18, SF1449, SF33) The Uniform Contract Format Section A: Solicitation/Contract Form. Section B: Supplies/Services and Prices Section C: Description/Specifications/Work Statement Section D: Packaging and Marking Sections E and F: Inspection/Acceptance and Deliveries/Performance. Section G: Contract Administration Data Section H: Special Contract Requirements Section I: Clauses Incorporated By Reference and by Full Text * Instructions to Offerors * Representations and Certifications * Acknowledgement of Amendments. * Past Performance Information. * Changes to Contract Terms and Conditions * How long must you guarantee your prices? * Samples * Late Submissions, modifications, revisions and withdrawals of offers. * Contract award and multiple awards. * Specifications and standards. * Evaluation of your Offer * Contract Terms and Conditions * Excusable delays. * Invoices. * Prices * Terms & conditions required in order to implement statutes or executive orders * Labor Laws * Environmental and Recycled Content * Buy America and the Trade Agreement Act * Payments by Electronic Funds Transfers or Third Party Payments. * Minimum Wage and Labor Laws * Access to Company Records * Subcontracting Opportunities Section J: List of Attachments Section K: Representations, Certifications & Other Statements of Offerors * Place of Manufacture * Cost Accounting Standards * Trade Agreements Certificate * Transported by Sea. * Minimum Acceptance Period. * Authorized Negotiators * Class I Ozone-Depleting Substances Section L: Instructions, Conditions and Notices to Offerors * Specifications * Priority Ratings * Use of English language and U.S. currency * Competitive Acquisitions * Type of Contract: Firm-Fixed Price, Economic Price Adjustments; and more. * Protests * Other-Than-New Material. * New Facilities, Special Test Equipment, or Special Tooling * Use of Existing Government-Owned Property. Section M: Evaluation Factors for Award * Past Performance Factors * Technical/Management Factors * Price * The Past Performance Information Retrieval System Combined Synopsis/Solicitations Submitting Your Offer Chapter Six - Service Contracts The Price Proposal The Technical Proposal Past Performance Evaluations Wage Determinations Manpower Reporting Insurance Site Visits Federal Travel Regulations * Evaluating Your Offer * Technical Approach * Management Approach * Past Performance * Price A-76 Standard Streamlined Competitions More Resources . Chapter Seven - Fulfilling the Terms of Your Contract Packing and Marking Requirements * Commercial Packaging * Military Packaging * Performance-based packaging * Liability for Damage Caused by Inadequate Packaging * Unique Identification of Items * Bar Codes * Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags * Wood Packaging Material Shipping Your Product * DD250: The Distribution Data Report Inspection and Acceptance Invoicing * Web Invoicing System (WINS) * Wide Area Workflow * What Is Wide Area Workflow (WAWF)? * Getting Started * Submitting Invoices via WAWF * Wide Area Workflow Training and Practice Sites The Post-Award Orientation Conference Contract Performance Monitoring * Reporting * Breach of Contract * Performance Reports * Past Performance Information Retrieval System Veterans Reporting Requirements. * Federal Contractor Veteran Employment Report (VETS-100 Report) Chapter Eight - Stepping Up To the Next Level Government Wide Acquisition Contracts for Information Technology * 8a STARS Alliant and Alliant Small Business * ANSWER * HUBZone * ITOP 11 * Millennia and Millennia Lite * VETS * ACES * Virtual Data Center Services The General Services Administration¿s (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Other Government Wide Acquisition Contracts * COMMITS * E-Mall In Conclusion
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Public contracts -- United States.