Podcast Ep 25 - The Government Buys... COVID-19 Relief

Mar 27, 2020 11:41:40 AM / by Alex Siniari posted in USFCR Academy, Podcast

On this special edition of The Government Buys... a Podcast, we analyze the U.S. Government's immediate response with federal contracts to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Mar 25, 2020 12:44:16 PM / by USFCR Academy posted in USFCR Academy, General Government Contracting, Guides

The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) form government solicitations and contracts. As a result, the sections are mostly written for the government officials who are building the contracts. However, businesses shouldn't dismiss the FAR either. Not only do they relate to compliance, but also they can give you a serious advantage in government contracting.

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Understanding the FAR and DFARS

Mar 24, 2020 3:54:51 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

FAR stands for the Federal Acquisition Regulation. It is a set of rules issued to make a standard set of processes for government acquisitions.
 
Basically, they are the guidelines for both vendors and the government to follow in regard to federal acquisitions. The FAR covers topics such as acquisition planning, contract administration, labor laws, simplified acquisition thresholds and more. Contracting professionals and vendors are expected to be familiar with the FAR.
 
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Selling to the DLA

Mar 24, 2020 2:07:45 PM / by Anna Rose posted in Information for New Vendors

Bid training is available for contractors enrolled in the USFCR Academy. This week we covered selling to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). 

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Podcast Ep 24 - The Government Buys The Academy

Mar 24, 2020 11:32:39 AM / by Alex Siniari posted in USFCR Academy, Podcast

On this episode of The Government Buys... a Podcast, we highlight how the right training can take a business from SAM Registration to their dream contract. Listen to the story of service-disabled veteran and business-owner Craig Williams.

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Marianne Swager: Senior Consultant & Contracting Specialist

Mar 20, 2020 11:40:33 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Since 2014, Marianne Swager has been bringing her vast knowledge of government documentation and the federal marketplace to her clients. With an extensive background in strategic business planning and marketing, her consultation has led to the success of many vendors. 

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COVID-19 Update - USFCR Continues to Serve Clients

Mar 19, 2020 2:53:39 PM / by USFCR posted in USFCR Info

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) will remain in operation throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We have taken the proper measures to ensure the safety of our team members, their families, and to provide service to our clients. Please don't hesitate to contact your account manager, case manager, or our leadership team if you have any questions. 

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USFCR Academy Live: Uniform Contract Format

Mar 17, 2020 10:54:02 AM / by Anna Rose

Join us on Wednesday March 25 at 2:00 PM for a live webinar on the uniform contract format. Sign up on our webinar page and get a head start with this blog post. 

Although solicitations will have different documents attached to them, each one will follow a uniform contract format. The uniform contract format is explained in FAR 15.204-1. It defines how contracting officers should write solicitations in a consistent format for quick and easy navigation. 

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Frank Piccolo: Registration & Contracting Specialist

Mar 11, 2020 11:17:00 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Since 2019, Frank Piccolo has been using his knowledge and determination to advance businesses in the federal marketplace. To him, the greatest reward is knowing that he can make a difference in a client's life.  

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USFCR Academy Live: Buy American Act

Mar 9, 2020 3:43:09 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy, Information for New Vendors

On this week of USFCR Academy Live, we're covering FAR Part 52. This section includes the Buy American Act. You can sign up to attend on our webinar page and learn more about the Buy American Act in this blog post. 

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Client Success: SDVOSB Wins 7 Contracts

Mar 5, 2020 1:42:56 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Success Stories

CW Financial & Management, LLC (CW) is a SDVOSB based out of Decatur, Illinois. After getting registered through USFCR and learning with the USFCR Academy, they won seven federal contracts in their first year in the federal marketplace.

Find out more about how, with USFCR's services, CW was able to win seven contracts

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Video: How Our Vendor Management Program Works

Mar 4, 2020 12:29:47 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Vendor Management Program, Videos

Are you a prime contractor looking for subs? Not sure that they are in compliance for federal contracting? Then check out US Federal Contractor Registration's Vendor Management & Compliance Program by watching the video below.

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Podcast EP 23: Interview with Steven Lee and Brett W. Josephson Ph.D.

Mar 3, 2020 12:39:04 PM / by Alex Siniari posted in General Government Contracting, Podcast

On this episode of The Government Buys a Podcast we interview Steven Lee, Founder and Director of Research and Analytics for Rotunda Solutions, a systems engineering and data analytics consulting firm. We learn about how this Service Disabled Veteran Owned small business, Rotunda Solutions, was hired by the US government to streamline processes and improve efficiency. Steven is joined by TGBAP Alumni Brett W. Josephson, Assistant Professor of Marketing at George Mason University, who also works as a consultant with Rotunda Solutions to provide valuable insight regarding the federal marketplace.

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Understanding Set-Asides

Feb 26, 2020 3:00:16 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

On Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM ET,  US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) will be hosting a webinar titled, "The Advantage of Being a Woman-Owned Business in Government Contracting." 

Sign up for the free webinar here, and read up about set-asides in this blog post. 

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USFCR Academy Live: Quality Assurance

Feb 17, 2020 11:51:05 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

On this week's episode of USFCR Academy Live, we're covering subcontracting. Join us on Wednesday 2/26 at 2 PM ET by signing up on our webinar page.

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Video: About USFCR

Feb 12, 2020 11:51:00 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Info, Videos

US Federal Contractor Registration is the world's largest and most trusted government registration firm. Since 2010, we've had one mission: simplifying government contracting. Watch the video below to know about who we are, our mission, and why we're dedicated to helping your business.

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Podcast EP 22: Interview with Brett W. Josephson Ph.D. Part 2

Feb 11, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Alex Siniari posted in General Government Contracting, Podcast

On this episode of TGBAP we interview Brett W. Josephson, Ph.D. Brett is the Director of Executive Development at George Mason University and an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Mason’s School of Business. He is also an Affiliated Faculty member for Mason’s Center for Government Contracting. His unique research into government contracting provides insights for businesses moving into the federal market. Part 2 of the conversation answers the question, "Is the government a good customer?" If so, "How do you extract value from this customer once you've made the commitment?"

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USFCR Academy Live: Subcontracting

Feb 10, 2020 11:20:36 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy, Subcontracting

On this week's episode of USFCR Academy Live, we're covering subcontracting. Catch the latest episode every Wednesday at 2 pm ET on Facebook

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Video: How the GSA Program Works

Feb 4, 2020 3:40:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in General Services Administration (GSA), GSAP Registration, Videos

USFCR's GSA Program was created to streamline the application process for a GSA schedule. Unlike our competitors, USFCR uses a pay-as-completed model to make sure our service is cost effective for your business. Learn more about how it works in the video below. 

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Podcast EP 21: Interview with Brett W. Josephson Ph.D. Part 1

Feb 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Alex Siniari posted in General Government Contracting, Podcast

On this episode of TGBAP, we interview Brett W. Josephson, Ph.D. Brett is the Director of Executive Development at George Mason University and an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Mason’s School of Business. He is also an Affiliated Faculty member for Mason’s Center for Government Contracting. His unique research into government contracting provides insights for businesses moving into the federal market. Part 1 of the conversation explores the major questions one might ask when researching the world's biggest buyer.

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