Around 2010, a contracting officer at a military base in Tampa, Florida, unknowingly initiated a major change in the way small businesses win federal contracts. It all started with the purchase of a boat. The short story is that the government's boat purchase illustrated a problem which needed a solution.
Before the government buys anything, there is usually a build up process to that need. This allows the government to plan their acquisitions. Planning isn’t just to create a laundry list of things that need to be done. It's to also provide the biggest opportunity to small businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using a third-party registration service saves time and money and ensures compliance. Here's how our program works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will see your business grow faster if you choose the right partners on your journey into government contracting. Partners can come in many forms. You could partner with a third-party registration firm to cut through red tape. You could team with a company to expand your capabilities. You could merge with a business to form a joint venture. Or you could form a prime-sub relationship to fulfill a specific contract requirement. This podcast episode will explore the concept of networking and partnering as well as provide an example of it in action.
Set-asides give small businesses a major advantage when it comes to winning contracts. If it wasn't for these distinctions, small businesses would have a much more difficult time getting established in government contracting. HUBZone certification is one of the more confusing set-asides to attain and that's why we'll dedicate this podcast episode to understanding it more.
When a business starts winning government contracts, they may experience some cash flow changes because the government pays a little different than your average client. This is something that you have to consider when submitting your offers. On this episode of "The Government Buys...a Podcast," we're going to uncover some of those challenges. We'll look at some early wins for a successful small business government contractor to understand what went right and what went wrong.
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.
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.
The Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) is a portal used by federal agencies to find small businesses for simplified acquisition contracts and micro-purchases. Prime contractors also use it to find subcontractors. In this episode, of "The Government Buys...a Podcast," we get insight from USFCR's experts about the system.