USFCR Blog

Meet Us Monday: Stephanie Desautels - Registration & Contracting Specialist

May 23, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Since 2021, Stephanie Desautels has been applying her knowledge in account management and operational strategy development to help businesses excel in the federal marketplace. Her clients can always rely on her friendly and open personality in every interaction.

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7 Things Not to Do When Writing Your Capabilities Statement

May 9, 2022 8:03:00 AM / by Susan Spenader posted in Guides, BLOG 2022

Imagine you are running your own business. 

You’re working 50-60+ hours a week, managing a team, developing a customer base, and now you are trying to get into the federal marketplace. 

You find out that anyone looking to solicit government contracts will need a capabilities statement. A one- or two-page document that provides a basic outline of your company and shows why you are capable of solving their problems. 

Does this sound familiar? 

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Unique Entity ID (UEI) Replaces DUNS Number [+Video]

Apr 21, 2022 2:15:00 PM / by Susan Spenader posted in General Government Contracting, News

As of April 4, 2022, SAM.gov has replaced the DUNS number with the Unique Entity ID (UEI) as their primary means of entity identification for Federal awards government-wide. This change has been made in order to streamline the entity identification and validation process, and to no longer rely on a third-party website to issue the identifying number.

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Affirmative Action Plans for Federal Contracts [+Video]

Feb 28, 2022 3:04:05 PM / by Christie Jackson

New Web Portal Now Open

It is a new year, and it brings with it new requirements and procedures for Federal Contractors. The DOL/OFCCP have a renewed focus on compliance with Affirmative Action Plans and here are some of the high-level details.  

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6 Tips For Getting Started in Federal Contracting in 2021

Apr 23, 2021 10:35:04 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Information for New Vendors

Federal contracting is an excellent way for businesses to open up a new stream of revenue. That's because as a customer, the federal government is one who: 

  • Actively looks to work with small businesses
  • Is guaranteed to have the funds to pay you
  • Spends more in times of recession
  • Wants to build longterm working relationships with reliable vendors

So how do you even approach working with the largest buyer of goods and services in the world? 

That's what this blog post is going to cover. 

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New Buy American Executive Order Signed

Jan 26, 2021 10:33:09 AM / by Hayden Johnson

On Monday, January 25, 2021, the White House signed an executive order to strengthen Buy American provisions, that will affect all federal contractors. 

So what does that mean for your business?

That's what we're going to answer in this blog post.

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Meet Us Monday: Robert Sipes - Registration & Contracting Specialist

Dec 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Since 2020, Robert Sipes has been helping USFCR clients through the processes of gaining government contracts and grants. 

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RTG Building Services Inc. Wins $1.04 Million in Contracts

Dec 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), USFCR Academy, Success Stories

US Federal Contractor Registration client, RTG Building Services Inc. won $1.04 million in contracts with the U.S. Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn how they accomplished this in the case study below. 

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Meet Us Monday: Riley Larsen - Client Relations Specialist

Nov 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Since 2020, Riley Larsen has been helping US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) clients get reconnected with their SAM registration and remain in compliance for federal contracting as a Client Relations Specialist. 

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October 2020 Monthly Update

Nov 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by USFCR posted in USFCR Info

Hi USFCR Blog Subscriber, here's your monthly update from US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) of federal contracting information, including webinars, articles, and videos. Enjoy!

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Pacific Continental Textiles, Inc. Wins $166,000 With the Defense Logistics Agency

Oct 29, 2020 4:26:05 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Academy, Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Success Stories

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) client, Pacific Continental Textiles, Inc. (PCT) won a $166,000 contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in just four months. Learn more about this success story by watching the USFCR video case study below. 

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Meet Us Monday: Kim Deakley - Case Manager

Oct 26, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Since 2020, Kim Deakley has been helping businesses get in compliance for federal contracting by processing their System for Award Management (SAM ) registrations. As a US Federal Contractor Registration Case Manager Kim assists clients with her knowledge of customer experience and SAM. 

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Why Federal Contracting? - Protect Your Business

Oct 22, 2020 10:35:37 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Information for New Vendors

There are plenty of great reasons for your business to get started in federal contracting. In our second installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we covered how working with the government can diversify your business. In our third installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we'll go over how federal contracting can help protect your business.

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Why Federal Contracting? - Diversify Your Business

Oct 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Information for New Vendors

There are plenty of great reasons for your business to get started in federal contracting. In our first installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we covered how working with the government can grow your business. In our second installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we'll go over how federal contracting can help diversify your business.

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Why Federal Contracting? - Grow Your Business

Oct 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by USFCR Academy posted in Information for New Vendors

There are plenty of great reasons for your business to get started in federal contracting. That's why, in this blog series, we're going to cover them all. So for our first installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we'll go over how federal contracting can help grow your business. 

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September 2020 Monthly Update

Oct 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by USFCR posted in USFCR Info

Hi USFCR Blog Subscriber, here's your monthly update from US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) of federal contracting information, including webinars, articles, videos, and podcasts. Enjoy!

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USFCR to Give Away $5 Million Worth in APP Subscriptions

Oct 5, 2020 4:16:28 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Advanced Procurement Portal (APP), USFCR Info

As part of US Federal Contractor Registration's "Putting America Back to Work" initiative, we are announcing a giveaway of $5 million worth in subscriptions to our Advanced Procurement Portal (APP), USFCR's federal contracting search and management platform. Learn more about this initiative, how APP can help your business, and how to take advantage of this great offer in this blog post.

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Meet Us Monday: Savannah Stewart - Special Services Case Manager

Oct 5, 2020 9:32:51 AM / by USFCR posted in Team, BLOG 2020

Since 2018, Savannah Stewart has been helping entities get in compliance for various federal programs and set-asides. As a US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) Special Services Case Manager, she builds strong working relationships with every client she assists. 

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Meet Us Monday: Eric Schrandt - Senior Registration & Contracting Specialist

Sep 28, 2020 9:55:29 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Since 2019, Eric Schrandt has been helping contractors with over 10 years of sales, management, and consulting experience. For every client, Eric seeks to create the best outcomes for his clients and develop long working relationships built on trust. 📆 Schedule a call with Eric.

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The Hidden Costs of Government Contracting (And How to Avoid Them)

Sep 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Information for New Vendors, BLOG 2020

As a business owner, you know that it takes money to make money. The same applies to government contracting. On paper, all it takes is a registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) and you're ready to submit bids. In reality, it's a lot more complex than that.

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