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RTG Building Services Inc. Wins $1.04 Million in Contracts

Dec 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hayden Johnson posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), USFCR Academy, Success Stories

US Federal Contractor Registration client, RTG Building Services Inc. won $1.04 million in contracts with the U.S. Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn how they accomplished this in the case study below. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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