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Hayden Johnson

Hayden is USFCR's Creative Copywriter. His goal is to help businesses navigate the federal marketplace with quick and simple guides.
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Why Federal Contracting? - Protect Your Business

Oct 22, 2020 10:35:37 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Information for New Vendors

There are plenty of great reasons for your business to get started in federal contracting. In our second installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we covered how working with the government can diversify your business. In our third installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we'll go over how federal contracting can help protect your business.

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Why Federal Contracting? - Diversify Your Business

Oct 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Information for New Vendors

There are plenty of great reasons for your business to get started in federal contracting. In our first installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we covered how working with the government can grow your business. In our second installment of "Why Federal Contracting?" we'll go over how federal contracting can help diversify your business.

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USFCR to Give Away $5 Million Worth in APP Subscriptions

Oct 5, 2020 4:16:28 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Advanced Procurement Portal (APP), USFCR Info

As part of US Federal Contractor Registration's "Putting America Back to Work" initiative, we are announcing a giveaway of $5 million worth in subscriptions to our Advanced Procurement Portal (APP), USFCR's federal contracting search and management platform. Learn more about this initiative, how APP can help your business, and how to take advantage of this great offer in this blog post.

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The Hidden Costs of Government Contracting (And How to Avoid Them)

Sep 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Information for New Vendors

As a business owner, you know that it takes money to make money. The same applies to government contracting. On paper, all it takes is a registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) and you're ready to submit bids. In reality, it's a lot more complex than that.

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Small Business Procurement Continues to Grow

Aug 21, 2020 2:03:07 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), News

The results are in. The Small Business Administration (SBA) released its FY2019 Small Business Procurement Scorecard. This scorecard serves as an annual report showing if federal agencies met their small business contracting requirements. Although things are looking dismal in the commercial sector, the federal sector is still going strong on small business spending. 

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FEMA Contracting Part 3: Wildfires

Aug 6, 2020 3:04:55 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

In the United States, wildfire season tends to peak between June and August, however, federal agencies prepare for them year-round. Part 1 of our FEMA contracting series focused on COVID-19 and Part 2 focused on Hurricanes. In this installment we're going to cover how FEMA responds to wildfires. 

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The Online Capabilities Statement

Jul 29, 2020 10:45:13 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Videos

Being able to market your products and services effectively can make all the difference in your government contracting venture. That's why US Federal Contractor Registration provides every business enrolled in the Simplified Acquisition Program with an online capabilities statement. 

How can an online capabilities statement help your business find success? Watch the video in this post to find out. 

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Client Success: SDVOSB Wins $65,880 Contract with VA

Jul 13, 2020 4:47:36 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Success Stories

Ariel's River Contracting Group, LLC (ARCG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based out of North Potomac, Maryland. Their main products and services include janitorial, pest control, HVAC, flooring, and interpretation services. Within three months of entering the federal marketplace they won their first government contract.

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FEMA Contracting Part 2: Hurricanes

May 29, 2020 12:21:14 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

June 1st marks the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. That's why, we've made this second installment in our FEMA contracting series about hurricane-related contracts. In this blog post, you will learn all the basics for getting started just in time for hurricane season. 

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Unique Entity Identifiers (UEI)

Apr 30, 2020 2:19:14 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in System for Award Management (SAM), News

In June 2020, the General Services Administration (GSA) will assign all entities in the System for Award Management (SAM) a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). So what is a UEI and what should you expect? That's what this blog post is going to cover. 

Here, we'll go over: 

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FEMA Contracting Part 1: COVID-19

Apr 23, 2020 4:36:19 PM / by Hayden Johnson

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, also known as FEMA, is tasked with responding to disasters. In this blog post, we're going to cover FEMA COVID-19 contracts. 

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Case Management

Apr 22, 2020 3:37:32 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Info

Since 2012, US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) has processed over 100,000 compliant  System for Award Management (SAM) registrations. Every client registration or certification that comes through USFCR is completed by our Case Management department. 

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Registration & Contracting Specialists

Apr 17, 2020 10:45:39 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Info

At US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR), we believe that government contracting is a venture that you shouldn't go into alone. That's why every business that works with us gets assigned a Registration & Contracting Specialist. 

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Client Success: SDVOSB Wins 7 Contracts

Mar 5, 2020 1:42:56 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Success Stories

CW Financial & Management, LLC (CW) is a SDVOSB based out of Decatur, Illinois. After getting registered through USFCR and learning with the USFCR Academy, they won seven federal contracts in their first year in the federal marketplace.

Find out more about how, with USFCR's services, CW was able to win seven contracts

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Video: How Our Vendor Management Program Works

Mar 4, 2020 12:29:47 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Vendor Management Program, Videos

Are you a prime contractor looking for subs? Not sure that they are in compliance for federal contracting? Then check out the Vendor Management & Compliance Program from US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) by watching the video below.

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Video: About USFCR

Feb 12, 2020 11:51:00 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Info, Videos

US Federal Contractor Registration is the world's largest and most trusted government registration firm. Since 2010, we've had one mission: simplifying government contracting. Watch the video below to know about who we are, our mission, and why we're dedicated to helping your business.

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Video: How the GSA Program Works

Feb 4, 2020 3:40:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in General Services Administration (GSA), GSAP Registration, Videos

USFCR's GSA Program was created to streamline the application process for a GSA schedule. This makes getting onto a schedule both relatively fast and simple. Unlike our competitors, USFCR uses a pay-as-completed model to make sure our service is cost effective for your business. Learn more about how it works in the video below. 

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Client Success: Foret Contracting Group, L.L.C. Wins USCG Contract

Jan 28, 2020 2:30:53 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Success Stories

Foret Contracting Group, LLC is a construction, landscaping, and building maintenance company based out of Thibodaux, Louisiana. Through US Federal Contractor Registration's (USFCR) Simplified Acquisition Program, they won a contract for grounds maintenance for the U.S. Coast Guard Base New Orleans.

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Video: How the Simplified Acquisition Program Works

Jan 22, 2020 9:25:19 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Videos

USFCR's Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP) was designed to give you a head start for working with the largest buyer of goods and services. It is the fastest and easiest way to set up a business-to-government marketing (B2G) initiative. Not only does it get you compliant in the System for Award Management (SAM), but you will also be provided with an optimized Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) profile, an online capabilities statement, and custom email domain.

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Reading the FAR: The Quick Guide for 2020

Jan 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides

This is your ultimate (and quick) guide to approach the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Here, we are going to cover: 

  • What is the FAR?
  • How the FAR is broken down? 
  • Key Sections for Contractors. 
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