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David Rockwell

David is a writer and educational multimedia producer for government contractors around the world. Some of his favorite work, with the experts at USFCR, is telling success stories of businesses that win federal contracts.

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Video: How to Join USFCR Academy to Learn Federal Contracting

Jun 30, 2020 10:43:09 AM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Academy, Videos

USFCR Academy, the training branch of US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR), the world’s largest government registration firm, has worked with over 100,000 businesses over ten years on their journey into government contracting.

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USFCR Scholarship Recipients Focus on Mental Health

May 6, 2020 3:09:58 PM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Info

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is proud to award The Eric Knellinger Presidential Scholarship to Nishika Green and Anthony Cuozzo. Nishika and Anthony sat down with USFCR for a short interview to discuss their educational paths and how the scholarship money from USFCR will help them achieve their goals.

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Federal Contract Response to Covid-19

Apr 28, 2020 10:59:04 AM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Info

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) takes great pride in the contribution of federal contractors to the current crisis in the United States and around the world. In our ten years of service at USFCR, we've seen many disaster relief efforts; however, this nationwide response is truly unprecedented.

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Video: Creating a LogIn.gov Account

Apr 24, 2020 9:55:09 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Videos

For registration in the System for Award Management and some advanced features of beta.SAM.gov such as Contract Reports and the Workspace, you will first need a Login.gov account. 

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Meet This Year's Eric Knellinger Presidential Scholarship Recipient

Apr 21, 2020 9:51:14 AM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Info

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is proud to award The Eric Knellinger Presidential Scholarship to John Steinharter. John, who goes by Jack to most people who know him, sat down with USFCR for a short interview to discuss his path as a medical professional and how the scholarship money from USFCR will help him achieve his goals.

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Video: How Our Veteran-Owned Business Registration Service Works

Dec 12, 2019 5:14:19 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Videos

Certification as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and/or a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) can help your business win more government contracts. USFCR provides a streamlined process to make sure this process happens error-free and compliantly.

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Video: How our HUBZone Certification Service Works

Dec 11, 2019 10:48:00 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Videos

The HUBZone Certification Program can help your business win more government contracts. USFCR provides a streamlined process to make sure this process happens error-free and compliantly.

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Video: How Our SAM Registration Service Works

Dec 9, 2019 10:24:00 AM / by David Rockwell posted in System for Award Management (SAM), Videos

Using a third-party registration service saves time and money and ensures compliance. Here's how our program works.

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Video: How our 8(a) Certification Service Works

Dec 4, 2019 10:47:00 AM / by David Rockwell posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Videos

The 8(a) Business Development Program requires a lengthy certification process. This designation can help your business win more government contracts. USFCR provides a streamlined process to make sure this process happens error-free and compliantly.

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Video: How our WOSB & EDWOSB Set-Aside Service Works

Dec 2, 2019 11:02:00 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Women Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), Videos

Being set-up as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) and/or a Economically-Disadvantaged Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) can help your business win more government contracts. USFCR provides a streamlined process to make sure this process happens error-free and compliantly.

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Video: Are Simplified Acquisition Contracts Searchable? | USFCR Academy Live

Nov 20, 2019 4:15:22 PM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Academy, Advanced Procurement Portal (APP), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Videos

Many federal contracts that fall under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold are searchable in Contract Opportunities in the Advanced Procurement Portal (APP). In this video clip, USFCR's training team provides some sound advice on how to locate Simplified Acquisition federal contract opportunities. You will also learn when these smaller contracts do not show up in the searchable database.

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Video: 4 Little Known Facts about Government Contracting

Nov 19, 2019 4:03:55 PM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Academy, General Government Contracting, Videos

 

Do you know the best way to find your target agency? Want to know why some of your past performance is invisible to contracting officers? Learn the answers to four little known facts in this USFCR Academy Live excerpt.

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Video: Join The Network on USFCR Academy Live

Nov 4, 2019 10:50:33 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Videos

USFCR Academy Live is a social networking group where government contractors lead the show. This program allows people who are winning government contracts to interact with one another, learn the best ways to succeed with government contracts and connect with the world's largest and most trusted third-party registration firm, US Federal Contractor Registration.

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Strange Contracts Signed by The U.S. Government Video

Oct 30, 2019 4:37:49 PM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Academy, General Government Contracting, Videos

Did the Department of Defense actually spend $4,000 on creative movement classes? Find out about that contract and other strange procurements of the U.S. government in the video below.

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Communicating with Email to Contracting Officers Video

Sep 3, 2019 3:07:00 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Guides, Videos

If you can make your company known to a contracting officer before bidding, you are going to improve your chances of winning government contracts. Reaching out to them through email is an effective way to accomplish this. Get more responses to your B2G emails with the tips in this video.

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Verified Vendor Networks at DoD Event Video

Aug 25, 2018 1:55:00 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Success Stories, Videos

Verified Vendor Diversified 3D Technologies, DBA Exiom and CEO Erik Paul set up a booth 2018 The Defense TechConnect Fall Summit & Expo and The Small Business Innovation Research /Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Innovation Summit. US Federal Contractor Registration's John Lynch and Anna Boutin visited Mr. Paul to find out his goals, strategy and advice for connecting with the government.

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Verified Vendor Plan B Landscaping Wins a Federal Contract

Feb 5, 2018 2:41:25 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Success Stories

Verified Vendor Plan B Landscaping (DUNS #079840434) won a federal contract valued at $19,200. Plan B Landscaping will perform on the contract for at least one year, but have options to extend the contract up to four years if they perform well. The contract requires janitorial work for the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the Homochitto National Forest.

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Verified Vendor Band of Brothers Restoration LLC Wins Their First Government Contract

Jan 31, 2018 4:03:13 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Success Stories

 

Band of Brothers First Government Contract Band of Brother's government contract will be to tame waters such as this, West Fork of the Greenbrier River (Durbin, West Virginia, USA) Author: James St. John (flickr)
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The Top 2017 Contracts With Only One Bid

Jan 30, 2018 4:23:29 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Contract Bidding, News

In 2017, $170,205,689,253.41 was spent by the government on contracts which only received one bid. Only one business submitted the bid for the contract and it was granted to them.
There are a few factors on why it could have been a one-bid contract:

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A Big Advancement for Business in Federal Contract Acquisition

Jan 8, 2018 11:20:51 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Success Stories, USFCR Info

If you haven't been successful acquiring government contracts in the past, 2018 is going to be your year. Furthering our mission of simplifying the federal acquisition process with the latest technology, US Federal Contractor Registration has developed a major advancement which will help you acquire your first contract.
USFCR is no stranger to helping businesses break into the federal market. Check out some of the success stories from 2017 below. These successes represent a sliver of our very successful year. USFCR clients earned over $16.4 billion in government contract awards this year! That’s over $70 billion since the inception of the company.

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