The Small Business Guide to Government Contracts

The Small Business Guide to Government Contracts

How to Comply With the Key Rules and Regulations and Avoid Terminated Agreements, Fines, or Worse

Book - 2012
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American Management Association
Each year, the federal government awards billions of dollars in small-business contracts. ItÆs both the lifeblood of hundreds of thousands of companies and a quagmire of red tape. One misstep can result in hefty fines, cancelled contractsùeven jail time. The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts puts a wealth of specialized legal counsel at readersÆ fingertips. ItÆs the one book that looks beyond winning a piece of the $500 billion pie and concentrates on the crucial but complex Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other rules required for keeping the contract alive and avoiding penalties. Clear answers to the most important compliance questions are inside, including: ò Is a small business really small? ò Who is eligible for the HUBZone, 8(a), SDVO or WOSB programs? ò What salaries and benefits must be offered? ò What ethical requirements must be followed? ò When does affiliation become a liability? No one can afford to be lax with the rules or too harried to heed them. This book helps contractors meet their compliance obligationsùand keep the pipeline flowing.

Book News
This guide for small business owners is not a how-to manual for wining government contracts; rather, it assumes the business has already won a contract with the US federal government (the book does not cover state and local rules) and gives guidelines for complying with such contracts. Written in layman's terms using easy-to-understand examples, the guide explains the most important rules that small businesses must follow and provides links for finding the original rules and regulatory citations online. Several questionnaires allow readers to assess whether the small business is considered to be affiliated with other companies. Chapter compliance checklists are also provided. The reader friendly layout features many brief case boxes. Koprince is an attorney specializing in small-business and government contract issues. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Provides information for small business owners on how to procure government contracts, the qualifications needed, and how to keep them.

Publisher: New York : American Management Association, c2012
ISBN: 9780814431931
Characteristics: ix, 340 p. ; 24 cm


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