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NCJ Number: 66485 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DOING BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US General Services Admin
General Services Building
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US General Services Admin
Washington, DC 20405
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE BOOKLET EXPLAINS GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT POLICIES, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS, AND GOVERNMENT SALES OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR THE BUSINESSMAN.
Abstract: BEGINNING WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE TYPES OF GOODS PURCHASED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ENTREPENEUR, THE GUIDE DISCUSSES THE LEGAL AND BUDGET RESTRICTIONS ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT. MOST BUYING IS DONE BY THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) AND THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA). THEIR PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS, PRODUCT CLASSIFICATION, AND PROCUREMENT METHODS ARE DETAILED ALONG WITH INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS. GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO FACILITATE ITS BUSINESS DEALINGS ARE DISCUSSED, INCLUDING THE COMMERCE BUSINESS DAILY, GSA BUSINESS SERVICE CENTERS, AND THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. THE PRINCIPAL DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED IN MILITARY PROCUREMENT ARE OUTLINED, AND ADDRESSES OF REGIONAL SUPPLY CENTERS AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICES ARE PROVIDED. GSA'S MAJOR SUBDIVISIONS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE DESCRIBED. CIVILIAN AGENCIES WHO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL OPEN MARKET PURCHASES UNDER THEIR OWN AUTHORITY ARE LISTED WITH ADDRESSES AND TYPES OF PRODUCTS PURCHASED. THE DISCUSSION OF SALES OF SURPLUS PROPERTY COVERS MAILING LISTS, CATALOGS, PUBLIC NOTICES, SALE METHODS, CONDITIONS OF SALE, AND DISPOSAL OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL METHODS. A DIRECTORY OF BUSINESS SERVICE CENTERS AND A MAP ILLUSTRATING THEIR AREAS OF SERVICE ARE APPENDED. (MJM)
Index Term(s): General Services Administration (GSA); Government contracting
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