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Anna Rose

Anna is a USFCR Training Coordinator and the host of the USFCR Academy. She has worked with thousands of businesses to help them get into and succeed in federal government contracting.
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Key Personnel

Jun 16, 2020 2:43:05 PM / by Anna Rose

Join us on Wednesday, June 17 at 2:00 PM Eastern for our presentation titled "How to Present Past Performance to the Government."

Sign up here to reserve your spot. If your company doesn't have past performance with the government, then don't fret. We'll cover how you can get around that in this blog post. 

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Teaming Agreements

Jun 11, 2020 12:20:05 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

Some contracts with the federal government may be complex in the scope of work and may require interested vendors to partner with another company to perform the work to the government’s specifications.

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Technical Proposal Writing

Jun 1, 2020 10:56:32 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

Join us on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET for a free, live USFCR Academy webinar on Technical Proposals. Sign up here and learn more about technical proposals in this blog post. 

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Discount Terms

May 19, 2020 2:09:19 PM / by Anna Rose posted in Upcoming Webinars

On Wednesday May 20, 2020, the US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) Academy is hosting a free, live webinar on writing a price proposal. Sign up here to reserve a spot and learn more about discount terms in your price proposal with this blog post. 

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Writing a Price Proposal

May 12, 2020 11:20:46 AM / by Anna Rose

On Thursday May 20, 2020, the US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) Academy is hosting a free, live webinar on writing a price proposal. Sign up here to reserve a spot and learn more about price proposals with this blog post. 

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Standard Forms

May 4, 2020 4:07:27 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

On Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 2:00 ET, US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) Academy will host a live webinar on the signature page vs. the standard form. Sign up here and get a head start with this blog post. 

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Simplified Acquisition Procedures

Apr 28, 2020 3:01:07 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:00 am ET USFCR Academy will host a live webinar about the Simplified Acquisition Program. Sign up for the webinar and learn more about simplified acquisition procedures in this blog post. 

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Federal Proposal Formatting

Apr 20, 2020 3:04:43 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

Once a vendor identifies a solicitation that meets the capabilities of their company, they can begin to format their prepared response in the form of a proposal. If you are having trouble getting started on your proposal, sign up for this week's webinar on 4/22 @ 2:00 PM ET.

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GSA Schedules

Apr 13, 2020 3:32:05 PM / by Anna Rose posted in GSAP Registration, Past Webinars

On March 19, 2020, we held a live webinar about GSA Schedules. The webinar is now available on demand. You can also learn more about GSA Schedules in this blog post. 
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Unison and FedConnect Solicitations

Apr 6, 2020 12:59:26 PM / by Anna Rose

On this week's Bid Training we're going to cover two other websites where government solicitations are posted: Unison and FedConnect. Learn more about these two platforms with this blog post. Bid Training is available to businesses enrolled in the USFCR Academy

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The HUBZone Program

Mar 30, 2020 8:45:59 AM / by Anna Rose posted in Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)

On Thursday April 2 at 11 AM ET, the USFCR Academy will be hosting a webinar on the HUBZone set-aside. Sign up on our webinars page and get a head start with this blog post. 

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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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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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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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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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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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USFCR Academy Live: The History of the System for Award Management

Feb 3, 2020 12:13:34 PM / by Anna Rose posted in System for Award Management (SAM), USFCR Academy

The System for Award Management, commonly referred to as "SAM," was implemented in July 2012. SAM is an online system that helps both government and non-government entities manage their federal awards. 

Catch the newest episode of USFCR Academy Live every Wednesday at 2 PM ET on Facebook

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USFCR Academy Live: FAR 22

Jan 27, 2020 1:15:14 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

This month on USFCR Academy Live, we are covering the basics of understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). FAR is a set of regulations issued to make a standard set of processes for government acquisitions. 

Check out the new episode of USFCR Academy Live every Wednesday at 2 PM ET on Facebook

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