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Pacific Continental Textiles, Inc. Wins $166,000 With the Defense Logistics Agency

Oct 29, 2020 4:26:05 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in USFCR Academy, Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Success Stories

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) client, Pacific Continental Textiles, Inc. (PCT) won a $166,000 contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in just four months. Learn more about this success story by watching the USFCR video case study below. 

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Podcast Ep 29: The Government Forecasts... a Buy

Jul 14, 2020 5:43:34 PM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Academy, Podcast

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.

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Podcast Ep 28: The Government Buys... a Disaster

Jul 6, 2020 1:04:27 PM / by Alex Siniari posted in USFCR Academy, Podcast

With beginnings in 1979, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has become the go-to source for federal disaster relief. FEMA recognizes the importance of private-sector partnerships to restore communities after disasters and that is where federal contracts come into play. With a little guidance, businesses can provide assistance and 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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Teaming Agreements

Jun 11, 2020 12:20:05 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

Some contracts with the federal government may be complex in the scope of work and may require interested vendors to partner with another company to perform the work to the government’s specifications.

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Podcast Ep 27: The Government Buys... a Bank

Jun 2, 2020 2:47:22 PM / by Alex Siniari posted in USFCR Academy, Podcast

For almost two decades, contracting officers, government contractors and those interested in pursuing government contracts have relied on the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to collect and interpret the information needed to succeed in the federal marketplace. Now that resource is being replaced.

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Technical Proposal Writing

Jun 1, 2020 10:56:32 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

Join us on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET for a free, live USFCR Academy webinar on Technical Proposals. Sign up here and learn more about technical proposals in this blog post. 

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Standard Forms

May 4, 2020 4:07:27 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

On Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 2:00 ET, US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) Academy will host a live webinar on the signature page vs. the standard form. Sign up here and get a head start with this blog post. 

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Simplified Acquisition Procedures

Apr 28, 2020 3:01:07 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:00 am ET USFCR Academy will host a live webinar about the Simplified Acquisition Program. Sign up for the webinar and learn more about simplified acquisition procedures in this blog post. 

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Podcast Ep 26: The Government Buys... Simply

Apr 27, 2020 11:59:47 AM / by Alex Siniari posted in USFCR Academy, Podcast

On this episode of The Government Buys... a Podcast, host David Rockwell and Senior Registration and Contracting Specialist, Justin Jones, discuss the most recent changes to the simplified acquisition procedures as of mid-April 2020. How can your small business provide relief and assistance during this national emergency? Are you prepared for the potential economic downturn after the initial crisis is over?

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Federal Proposal Formatting

Apr 20, 2020 3:04:43 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

Once a vendor identifies a solicitation that meets the capabilities of their company, they can begin to format their prepared response in the form of a proposal. If you are having trouble getting started on your proposal, sign up for this week's webinar on 4/22 @ 2:00 PM ET.

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Podcast Ep 25: The Government Buys... COVID-19 Relief

Mar 27, 2020 11:41:40 AM / by Alex Siniari posted in USFCR Academy, Podcast

On this special edition of The Government Buys... a Podcast, we analyze the U.S. Government's immediate response with federal contracts to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Mar 25, 2020 12:44:16 PM / by USFCR Academy posted in USFCR Academy, General Government Contracting, Guides

The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) form government solicitations and contracts. As a result, the sections are mostly written for the government officials who are building the contracts. However, businesses shouldn't dismiss the FAR either. Not only do they relate to compliance, but also they can give you a serious advantage in government contracting.

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Understanding the FAR and DFARS

Mar 24, 2020 3:54:51 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

FAR stands for the Federal Acquisition Regulation. It is a set of rules issued to make a standard set of processes for government acquisitions.
 
Basically, they are the guidelines for both vendors and the government to follow in regard to federal acquisitions. The FAR covers topics such as acquisition planning, contract administration, labor laws, simplified acquisition thresholds and more. Contracting professionals and vendors are expected to be familiar with the FAR.
 
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Podcast Ep 24 - The Government Buys The Academy

Mar 24, 2020 11:32:39 AM / by Alex Siniari posted in USFCR Academy, Podcast

On this episode of The Government Buys... a Podcast, we highlight how the right training can take a business from SAM Registration to their dream contract. Listen to the story of service-disabled veteran and business-owner Craig Williams.

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USFCR Academy Live: Buy American Act

Mar 9, 2020 3:43:09 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy, Information for New Vendors

On this week of USFCR Academy Live, we're covering FAR Part 52. This section includes the Buy American Act. You can sign up to attend on our webinar page and learn more about the Buy American Act in this blog post. 

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Understanding Set-Asides

Feb 26, 2020 3:00:16 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

On Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM ET,  US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) will be hosting a webinar titled, "The Advantage of Being a Woman-Owned Business in Government Contracting." 

Sign up for the free webinar here, and read up about set-asides in this blog post. 

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USFCR Academy Live: Quality Assurance

Feb 17, 2020 11:51:05 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

On this week's episode of USFCR Academy Live, we're covering subcontracting. Join us on Wednesday 2/26 at 2 PM ET by signing up on our webinar page.

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USFCR Academy Live: Subcontracting

Feb 10, 2020 11:20:36 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy, Subcontracting

On this week's episode of USFCR Academy Live, we're covering subcontracting. Catch the latest episode every Wednesday at 2 pm ET on Facebook

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USFCR Academy Live: The History of the System for Award Management

Feb 3, 2020 12:13:34 PM / by Anna Rose posted in System for Award Management (SAM), USFCR Academy

The System for Award Management, commonly referred to as "SAM," was implemented in July 2012. SAM is an online system that helps both government and non-government entities manage their federal awards. 

Catch the newest episode of USFCR Academy Live every Wednesday at 2 PM ET on Facebook

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