USFCR Blog

Jessica Summers - Chief Operating Officer

Jan 16, 2023 1:55:35 PM / by USFCR posted in Team

As Chief Operating Officer, Jessica Summers specializes in the following:  

Working closely with Eric Knellinger (President) and the management team to oversee the daily business operations and implement and maintain processes and procedures advantageous to the company and our customers. As well as plan and strategize with management members on company values, goals, and objectives.
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Bid Protests in Federal Contracting

Dec 23, 2022 2:43:17 PM / by Susan Spenader posted in Guides

When it comes to winning a government contract, the bidding process can be fierce and competitive. But what happens when a bidder believes the process was not conducted fairly or the winning bidder was not the most qualified or lowest-priced? 

That's where bid protests come in. A bid protest is a formal challenge to the terms or award of a government contract, allowing bidders and other interested parties to object to the procurement process or the selection of a winning bidder. 

In this blog, we'll explore the reasons for filing a bid protest, the process for doing so, and the potential outcomes of a protest in the federal contracting arena.

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Gary Seymour - Technical Writer for the USFCR Bid Team

Dec 1, 2022 1:21:12 PM / by USFCR posted in Team

Since 2020, Gary Seymour has helped hundreds of entities at USFCR write their federal bids.

Prior to working at USFCR Gary enlisted in the Army and served from 1987 to 1997 as an Intelligence Analyst. His military experience gives him a better understanding of how the federal government operates, so he's able to pass his expertise on to his clients especially those who are veteran-owned.

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Anna Hoffman - Registration & Contracting Specialist

Nov 29, 2022 11:34:03 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Anna Hoffman joined the USFCR family in 2021. Since then she has become a vital team member. Her clients can count on Anna’s reliability and ability to set and meet goals. Anna has helped hundreds of entities at USFCR get in compliance to work in the federal marketplace. This includes businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Anna's job as a Registration & Contracting Specialist is to bridge the gap between businesses and the federal government. Anna will assess a company, their objectives, and connect clients to the right USFCR resources for reaching those objectives. This can range from various set-aside registrations, consulting, and the Advanced Procurement Portal (APP).

Anna grew up in Pennsylvania but moved to Florida to be close to the ocean and to enjoy the outdoors year-round. She likes to run, bike, swim, and spend time with her two dogs.
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The Power of a Debrief in Federal Contracting

Nov 23, 2022 7:22:00 AM / by Susan Spenader posted in Guides

Contracting is a complicated process. It takes time, effort, and resources to get it right. But one of the best ways to make sure you have all the information you need is by participating in post-award debriefings in federal contracting.

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0

Oct 17, 2022 8:24:51 AM / by Susan Spenader posted in Guides

Cybersecurity is a major issue for the Department of Defense and federal contractors. In an effort to streamline the certification process and ensure that cybersecurity measures are being implemented correctly, the U.S. Department of Defense has created a model called Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). 

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The DoD Extends UEI Deadline to Help Federal Contractors

Oct 10, 2022 10:24:00 AM / by Susan Spenader posted in News

In response to the extensive delays seen since April 2022 with the transition from DUNS numbers to Unique Entity Identifiers (UEI), the Department of Defense (DoD) announced in September that it isn't requiring contractors to have a new UEI until October 31, 2022.

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Effectively Presenting Your Company At Industry Events

Aug 5, 2022 8:43:00 AM / by USFCR posted in Guides

When it comes to business events, conferences, and trade shows are fantastic for any organization. Whether hosting a virtual event or joining one yourself, you want to put your best foot forward. They’re some of the best places to expose people to what your brand truly is.

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Meet Us Monday: Adam Ince - Registration & Contracting Specialist

Jun 27, 2022 7:28:00 AM / by USFCR posted in Team

Adam Ince joined the USFCR family in 2021. Since then he has become USFCR's Registration & Contracting Specialist Rookie of the Year and the #1 in Business Development.  His clients can count on his reliability and determination to see everyone he works with succeed.

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Top 14+ NAICS Codes for Disaster Relief

Jun 24, 2022 12:13:00 AM / by Susan Spenader

As of June 1, hurricane season is upon us again. Every year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projects that there will be more and more hurricanes. 

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