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Top 10 NAICS Codes for HHS Contracts

Oct 11, 2019 4:53:34 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Academy, Guides

Market research is crucial for success in government contracting. After all, you should know who is buying what so you can find your target customers. If you're considering contracting with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), here's a list of the top 10 industries for HHS contracts from the previous fiscal year.

The information used to write this blog post was extracted from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). This list is made up of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes associated with each top industry.

Let's start the countdown. 

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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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The 2019 Contractor's Guide to Dun and Bradstreet Numbers

Mar 18, 2019 3:19:13 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides

Here it is. Everything that government contractors ask about the Dun and Bradstreet number (aka DUNS number) is in this quick, and easy-to-read guide.

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One trick to BOOST your chances of winning a federal contract

Mar 18, 2019 11:47:48 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides

EVERYONE knows that you need to build a relationship with Contracting Officers, but have you ever considered factoring the End User (aka the person who actually uses your products/services) into the equation?

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IWD 2019: Programs and Certifications For Woman-Owned Businesses

Mar 8, 2019 2:48:27 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides

March 8, 2019 marks the 109th annual observance of International Women’s Day (IWD). On top of that, March is also recognized in the U.S. as Women’s History Month. So in the spirit of IWD and Women's History Month, let's talk about the various certifications and resources that are exclusively available for female entrepreneurs. Mainly, we'll be talking about the Woman-Owned Business Certification and the Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.

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Writing a Winning Capabilities Statement in 2020

Feb 2, 2019 1:22:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in February 2019 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

If you want to unlock a wider range of opportunities and increase your cash flow from federal contracting, this is the guide for you.

By the time you’re finished reading this, you’ll have everything you need to write a winning capabilities statement.

Let’s go.

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DFARS Compliance: The 2019 Guide

Jan 14, 2019 9:42:47 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides

You're probably familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). It's pretty much the rule book for federal contracting on both sides of the table. If you're looking to set up shop with the Department of Defense (DoD), you're going to want to get familiar with a supplement of FAR called DFARS and learn how to maintain DFARS compliance.

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DIBBS: The 2020 Guide for Contractors

Jan 10, 2019 1:29:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides

Government contracting is a long-term business investment. The decisions you make today can affect where you are in five, ten, or even twenty years from now. Turning over one small rock can potentially reveal a whole load of opportunities for your business. So in this post, the rock we're going to help you turn over is DIBBS and working with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

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Types of Government Contracts FY 2019

Dec 14, 2018 3:09:25 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Guides

Not all contracts are the same. And no, we're not talking about what's actually being purchased. We're talking about how the contract itself functions and how you get paid. There are different types of government contracts for different purposes. You can learn about them by digging through the dense government language of FAR Part 16 or...you can use this simple guide written in plain English.

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Eligibility Requirements for GSA Contracts

Feb 24, 2016 9:12:16 AM / by David Rockwell posted in General Services Administration (GSA), Guides

We've recently had a flurry of questions about how our clients can qualify to receive contracts from the General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA requires any entity that submits an offer to it to meet several qualifications and guidelines. We include below a few mandatory requirements, though please keep in mind that you may be required to submit additional documents and information, depending on the schedule under which you're submitting your offer. The requirements below apply to all schedules.

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