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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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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USFCR Academy Live: FAR 19

Jan 24, 2020 12:16:27 PM / by Anna Rose

This month we are covering the basics of understanding the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation). It is a set of regulations issued to make a standard set of processes for government acquisitions. If you are a small business owner, FAR 19 is a part that you should pay particular attention to. 

Catch USFCR Academy Live Every Wednesday at 2 PM ET on Facebook. 

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FAR Parts 11, 13, and 15

Jan 14, 2020 3:46:06 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy, Information for New Vendors

Last week we covered the basics for understanding the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation). It
is a set of regulations issued to make a standard set of processes for government acquisitions.
 
Here are some FAR Regulations in more detail.
 
USFCR Academy Live is hosted every Wednesday at 2 PM ET,  check out this week's USFCR Academy Live on YouTube. 
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USFCR Academy Live: Time Management Resolutions

Dec 9, 2019 11:23:41 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

As the new year approaches, you may be thinking of a personal resolution. However, it's also a great time to consider a resolution for your efforts in the government contracting. Here are some questions a vendor should ask themselves when preparing their 2020 goals for contracting. We're also going to cover time management on this week's USFCR Academy Live webinar. 

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 12/11/19 @ 2:00 pm ET

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USFCR Academy Live: Know Your Government Points of Contact

Dec 2, 2019 11:19:54 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

While navigating through government contracting, you will come across multiple points of contact (POCs). Dealing with all them can be confusing. Here are some of the government points of contact you will encounter and their functions.

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 11/4/19 @ 2 pm ET 

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USFCR Academy Live: Contracting Gratitude

Nov 25, 2019 10:07:30 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

In government communication, it is important to express gratitude to the professionals you will be
working closely with. Express gratitude with contracting officers, agency representatives and other
contracting professionals as they will be major advocates for vendors in the future.

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 11/27/19 @ 2 pm ET 

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USFCR Academy Live: Small Business Week

Nov 18, 2019 1:44:53 PM / by Anna Rose

This week's episode of USFCR Academy Live will focus on small businesses. Before a person can contract with the federal government, they must first start a business. This includes selecting the correct entity type, registering properly, and creating an online presence.

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 11/20/19 @ 2 pm ET 

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USFCR Academy Live: All Things Veteran

Nov 11, 2019 10:55:00 AM / by Anna Rose posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), USFCR Academy

November 11th is Veterans Day. In honor of this, we are dedicating this week's USFCR Academy Live  to celebrate our nation's veterans and focusing on how we can assist them in flourishing within federal contracting. 

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 11/13/19 @ 2 pm ET 

Get up to speed and ready for this week's episode with this blog post. 

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Simplified Acquisition Procedures

Sep 25, 2015 12:36:51 PM / by Anna Rose posted in Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP)

 
Formally known as the “Federal Small Purchase Threshold”, the Simplified Acquisition Procedures are
outlined within Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13. It describes policies and procedures for the acquisition of supplies and services, including construction, research and development, and commercial items. The aggregate amount of which does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold which is currently $250,000.
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