• 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).
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