Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)?Governs purchase of goods and services for the executive branch of the U.S. government; individual agencies supplement with their own rules. You can get a copy and lots of background information at www.acquisition.gov/far.
FedBizOpps?This Web site lists all federal business opportunities, including all construction contracts as they are let (www.fbo.gov).
Central Contractor Registration (CCR)?This is where any company must register first before doing business with any federal executive branch agency (www.ccr.gov).
Economic Recovery Resource Center?PUBLIC WORKS magazine has developed a list of where all the ARRA funds for infrastructure are going, plus news about the stimulus package (www.pwmag.com).
Business.gov?Administered by the Small Business Administration, this is the U.S. government's primary link to small businesses; there's lots of information about how to register and find government business and what rules and regulations apply. There are even links to the business offices in every state (www.business.gov).
Recovery.gov?This is the federal effort to document where all the stimulus money is going. There are also links to recovery Web sites in all 50 states (www.recovery.gov).
Prevailing Wage Resource Book?if your project must meet the requirements of the Davis Bacon Act, this is a good resource (www.wdol.gov/docs/WRB2002.pdf).
Associated General Contractors (AGC)?This has lots of great guidebooks for sale on how to negotiate your way through federal contracting requirements (www.agc.org).