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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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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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B2G Points of Contact Guide for 2020

Jan 10, 2020 3:09:29 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Information for New Vendors, Guides

In any system, communication is key. The same applies to when businesses contract with the federal a government. For this blog post, we're going to cover points of contact. Without a firm understanding of this concept, you will be at a disadvantage in the federal marketplace. 

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GSA Schedules The Contractor's Guide to the GSA in 2020

Jan 2, 2020 3:02:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in General Services Administration (GSA)

Government contracting is often seen as the holy grail for business, a reliable partner with a never-ending requirement and funding source. According to USA Spending, the federal government spent over $500 billion in the 2018 fiscal year, a steady increase without signs of decline. With such a large market, it is no surprise that businesses want a piece of the pie. But is the pie right for you?

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Beta SAM - Contract Opportunities (FBO) Guide for Businesses 2020

Nov 18, 2019 2:59:58 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in System for Award Management (SAM), Contract Bidding, Guides

Anyone who wants to get into government contracting is going to run into beta.SAM.gov (Beta SAM). There's no way around it. The next question most of us will have next is:

"What can I do with Beta SAM and how do I use to search for contracts?"

If you're asking this question, then you've come to the right place. In this blog post, we'll take you from start to finish on Beta SAM. After reading this, you will have a comprehension of...

  • What happened to FedBizOpps? 
  • What is Beta SAM?
  • Registering for Beta SAM
  • Finding Government Contracts on Beta SAM
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Case Study: Veteran's Choice Procurement, LLC

Nov 7, 2019 5:01:23 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Success Stories, Videos

Veteran's Choice Procurement, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Austin, Texas. They provide healthcare supplies and equipment to federal agencies. With USFCR's services, owner Jesse Carlow went from starting a business to winning six contracts in less than a year.

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Bid Protests: A Quick Rundown for Q1 2020

Oct 31, 2019 3:27:53 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Contract Bidding, Guides, News

In the first quarter of the fiscal year, the Pentagon awarded its prestigious $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract to Microsoft. 

For now. 

That's because if you've been reading up on this contract, you would know it was riddled with disputes. One of which was a bid protest made by Oracle Corporation. Then, right after Microsoft was awarded, it was expected Amazon Web Services would file one as well. 

In this blog post, we're going to give you the rundown on bid protests.

We are going to answer:  

  • What is a bid protest? 
  • Why are bid protests filed?
  • Where do I file a bid protest? 
  • How should I approach bid protests? 

Let's begin. 

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The Top 3 Problems Contractors Face with New Gov Systems and Policies

Oct 23, 2019 2:34:16 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Advanced Procurement Portal (APP), Guides, News

This November, FedBizOpps (FBO) is set to merge with beta.SAM

With that in mind, it's time to talk about past big changes in the federal marketplace. That's because with every major change comes major problems. How you handle these problems will determine your success or failure in government contracting. 

In this blog post, we're going to cover common issues that contractors face whenever the federal government implements a new policy or system. When you know about what issues to expect, you'll be better equipped to handle them. 

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Does the Lowest Bidder Always Win?

Oct 21, 2019 2:15:33 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Information for New Vendors, Guides

“I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of 2 million parts – all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract.”

This apocryphal quote comes from the early days of NASA. Some attribute it to Alan Sheppard. Others claim it was John Glenn.

Either way, no one can agree on who said it or the exact phrasing. What did happen though, was the perpetuation of a government contracting myth: it always comes down to the lowest bidder.

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Come See USFCR in Phoenix and LA

Oct 17, 2019 1:25:28 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Info

Do you own a small business? 

Are you looking to build a network of successful entrepreneurs? 

Want the chance to meet the top experts of government contracting in person?  

We've got great news for you. 

US Federal Contractor Registration will have a booth at the Phoenix (10/24) and Los Angeles (10/30) Small Business Expos. Founder and CEO Eric Knellinger will be there along with Executive Bid Trainer John Wayne II. 

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