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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USFCR Academy Live: FAR 22

Jan 27, 2020 1:15:14 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

This month on USFCR Academy Live, we are covering the basics of understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). FAR is a set of regulations issued to make a standard set of processes for government acquisitions. 

Check out the new episode of USFCR Academy Live every Wednesday at 2 PM ET on Facebook

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FAR Parts 11, 13, and 15

Jan 14, 2020 3:46:06 PM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy, Information for New Vendors

Last week we covered the basics for understanding the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation). It
is a set of regulations issued to make a standard set of processes for government acquisitions.
 
Here are some FAR Regulations in more detail.
 
USFCR Academy Live is hosted every Wednesday at 2 PM ET,  check out this week's USFCR Academy Live on YouTube. 
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Understanding the FAR and DFARS

Jan 10, 2020 10:41:00 AM / 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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USFCR Academy Live: Time Management Resolutions

Dec 9, 2019 11:23:41 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

As the new year approaches, you may be thinking of a personal resolution. However, it's also a great time to consider a resolution for your efforts in the government contracting. Here are some questions a vendor should ask themselves when preparing their 2020 goals for contracting. We're also going to cover time management on this week's USFCR Academy Live webinar. 

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 12/11/19 @ 2:00 pm ET

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USFCR Academy Live: Know Your Government Points of Contact

Dec 2, 2019 11:19:54 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

While navigating through government contracting, you will come across multiple points of contact (POCs). Dealing with all them can be confusing. Here are some of the government points of contact you will encounter and their functions.

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 11/4/19 @ 2 pm ET 

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USFCR Academy Live: Contracting Gratitude

Nov 25, 2019 10:07:30 AM / by Anna Rose posted in USFCR Academy

In government communication, it is important to express gratitude to the professionals you will be
working closely with. Express gratitude with contracting officers, agency representatives and other
contracting professionals as they will be major advocates for vendors in the future.

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 11/27/19 @ 2 pm ET 

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Video: Are Simplified Acquisition Contracts Searchable? | USFCR Academy Live

Nov 20, 2019 4:15:22 PM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Academy, Advanced Procurement Portal (APP), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Videos

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.

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Video: 4 Little Known Facts about Government Contracting

Nov 19, 2019 4:03:55 PM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Academy, General Government Contracting, Videos

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.

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USFCR Academy Live: All Things Veteran

Nov 11, 2019 10:55:00 AM / by Anna Rose posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), USFCR Academy

November 11th is Veterans Day. In honor of this, we are dedicating this week's USFCR Academy Live  to celebrate our nation's veterans and focusing on how we can assist them in flourishing within federal contracting. 

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

When to watch: 11/13/19 @ 2 pm ET 

Get up to speed and ready for this week's episode with this blog post. 

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Strange Contracts Signed by The U.S. Government Video

Oct 30, 2019 4:37:49 PM / by David Rockwell posted in USFCR Academy, General Government Contracting, Videos

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.

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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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