Table of contents for Winning government contracts : how your small business can find and secure federal government contracts up to $100,000 / by Malcolm Parvey & Deborah Alston.

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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 
 
 
 
 
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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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Public contracts -- United States.