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Small Business Procurement Continues to Grow

Aug 21, 2020 2:03:07 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), News

The results are in. The Small Business Administration (SBA) released its FY2019 Small Business Procurement Scorecard. This scorecard serves as an annual report showing if federal agencies met their small business contracting requirements. Although things are looking dismal in the commercial sector, the federal sector is still going strong on small business spending. 

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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 Veteran-Owned Business Registration Service Works

Dec 12, 2019 5:14:19 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Videos

Certification as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and/or a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) can help your business win more government contracts. USFCR provides a streamlined process to make sure this process happens error-free and compliantly.

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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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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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Metropolitan Logistics, LLC Wins First Two Federal Contracts

Jul 23, 2019 1:32:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Success Stories

In federal contracting, having a great past performance record can open up a wide range of opportunities down the road. After all, the U.S. federal government wants to build relationships with quality businesses that they can rely on. Although Metropolitan Logistics, LLC dba Metro Managed Services has recently won its first two contracts, they are no strangers to working with Uncle Sam. Their repeated success in federal contracting demonstrates how a business can scale this sector by establishing a solid reputation.

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Finding Success in Government Contracting for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Mar 4, 2019 5:19:50 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), USFCR Info

Are you a business owner who previously served in our nation's armed forces? Perhaps you're a veteran who's interested in taking the entrepreneurial plunge. Either way, you need to know about the various programs and initiatives offered by Uncle Sam to help your business succeed.

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CEO of Strategic Centric Solutions, LLC to Visit Ukraine for U.S. Embassy Contract

Jan 21, 2019 12:31:26 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Success Stories

On Dec. 18, 2018, Strategic Centric Solutions, LLC was awarded its first federal contract. The purchase order, valued at $39,546.10 was for 500 tablets and 700 tablet cases for the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. The tablets will be used at the Academy of Police Patrol in Kiev, Ukraine. To ensure the quality of the delivery, CEO Jason Tautfest will visit the site for inspection.

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Verified Vendor Band of Brothers Restoration LLC Wins Their First Government Contract

Jan 31, 2018 4:03:13 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Success Stories

 

Band of Brothers First Government Contract Band of Brother's government contract will be to tame waters such as this, West Fork of the Greenbrier River (Durbin, West Virginia, USA) Author: James St. John (flickr)
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What a Recent Supreme Court Decision Means for Set-Asides

Jul 18, 2016 9:00:42 AM / by David Rockwell posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), News

 
You may have heard people talking about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ( Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v United States of America), saying it’s given a “boost” to veteran-owned businesses. And that the “Rule of Two” is now mandatory at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). But does the Court action affect Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) task and delivery orders? And does it affect every agency?
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Programs Available for Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Mar 29, 2016 1:18:22 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently presented a  report to Congress Download Adobe Reader to read this link content focusing on the Agency’s outreach to aspiring and established women veteran entrepreneurs.
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The Legion Group, LLC Has Become a Verified Vendor with US Federal Contractor Registration

Feb 19, 2016 10:00:50 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), USFCR Info

US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, is pleased to announce that The Legion Group, LLC – which makes available a comprehensive portfolio of products, from office and school chairs, tables, and desks, and medical-grade furniture, to building signage and medical supplies and equipment – has become one of its Verified Vendors.
The Verified Vendor seal shows procurement officers that a company’s registration is being maintained and that the company has successfully completed System for Award Management (SAM) Registration.
The Legion Group, LLC has been certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and, though a newly established entity, has outfitted several pharmacies, banks, schools, and physician-owned clinics in the civilian sector.
The Legion Group, LLC:

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Contracting Opportunities Available for Veterans Today

Nov 11, 2015 10:00:47 AM / by USFCR posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ)

Contracting Opportunities Available for Veterans Today

Are you a veteran who owns a small business interested in bidding on government contracts? The government sets aside millions of dollars worth of contracts every year just for veterans -- and here's what you need to know about winning them.

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Bill to Streamline SDVOSB Verification Process Introduced

Nov 11, 2015 9:42:04 AM / by USFCR posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), News

Bill to Streamline SDVOSB Verification Process Introduced

Representative Mike Coffman, who serves the sixth district of Colorado, and five co-sponsors introduced HR 3945 Improving Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2015, on November 5, 2015.

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Boots to Business Reboot to Expand its Offering to More Veterans

Nov 4, 2015 9:43:15 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), News

logoDuring the third annual celebration of National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 2-6, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host 30 Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship training events nationwide.
We’re proud to announce that thanks to a partnership with First Data Corporation, The Marcus Foundation and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the Boots to Business Reboot program will be able to expand.
This coming year, the SBA will be able to present more than 100 Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurial training workshops.  The other big news is that for the first time, the program will be available to military veterans of all eras. This also includes service members (including members of the National Guard and reserve members) and their spouses.
The Boots to Business: Reboot curriculum will introduce veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership, including evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. Course participants will be introduced to their local SBA resource partners, consisting of Veterans Business Outreach Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and SCORE.
Additionally, upon completion of the introductory course, participants will be eligible to register for “Foundations of Entrepreneurship,” an eight-week, online course
taught by professors from a consortium of accredited universities, and led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.  The course offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and techniques, and tips for starting a business.
Thom Besch is a proud graduate of Boots to Business: Reboot program. After retiring from the Army, Thom decided to find what he was excited about, and then build a business doing just that.  He learned all he could about renewable energy and the technical side of installing residential solar systems.  A year after starting his company Veteran Solar Systems in Albany, New York, he decided he needed training on how to grow his business.
The local Small Business Development Center connected him to the Boots to Business: Reboot program.   There, he learned how to get financing to expand his business and the advantages of having a targeted business plan.  Being in an environment where you’re able to discuss different aspects of starting your own business—especially if you have no experience, said Thom—is what makes Boots to Business: Reboot such a  great resource.
To learn more about the Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship training program, visit www.sba.gov/bootstobusinessreboot or contact the SBA district office in your local community.
This post originally appeared on SBA.gov, and was written by Barbara Carson.
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VA Considering New Clinic in Chattanooga

Sep 29, 2015 10:11:35 AM / by USFCR posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), News

VA Considering New Clinic in Chattanooga

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeks to lease approximately 75,000 net usable square feet (or approximately 90,000 rentable square feet) of space and 506 parking spaces for use as a community-based outpatient clinic space in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Eamon Chase, Inc. Receives $86,000 Contract from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sep 29, 2015 5:11:32 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Success Stories

Eamon Chase, Inc., a service-disabled veteran-owned general contracting company in Milton, Florida, announced this week that it received a contract worth $86,307 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The contract calls for the company to remove the existing roof of an office at J Percy Priest Lake in Nashville and then replace it with a new roof. J. Percy Priest Lake is a recreational facility that offers fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and more.
The award comes just about one month after the company completed its System for Award Management (SAM) Registration with US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government contracting firm.
Sanborn says that having the opportunity to bid on government contracts set-aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses is a “wonderful opportunity.”
“Disabled veterans don’t always get the same job and employment opportunities as other people,” he says. “It’s an incredible opportunity for people who can’t find traditional work, and it helps give veterans the chance to earn a livelihood.”
This is the first government contract Eamon Chase, Inc. has received from the federal government, though he hopes it is the first of many.
USFCR Case Manager John Wayne II trained Sanborn on putting together an attractive bid, the submission process, and what he needed to have in place to guarantee the procurement officer would spend more time on his bid than on other bids.
Eric Knellinger, president of US Federal Contractor Registration, credits Marianne Swager, the case manager who works with Eamon Chase, Inc., with helping to make this award possible. From helping Eamon Chase, Inc. complete its SAM Registration and know about contracting opportunities, to helping the company complete its bid and position itself as the best firm for the job, Swager, says Knellinger, demonstrated just what helps US Federal Contractor Registration stand out — it not only helps companies survive, but it also helps them thrive.
“We don’t just take a client’s money, help set them up, and turn them loose,” says Knellinger. “We walk them through every step of the contracting process, make sure they have the tools they need to succeed, and, in some cases, introduce them to procurement officers looking for the services or products that the company provides.”
Swager, for her part, said that Eamon Chase, Inc.’s contracting success is “rewarding” and shows what a company can accomplish when it completes its SAM Registration correctly, puts together a high-quality capabilities statement and list of past performance, and demonstrates exactly why the government should award it a contract.
US Federal Contractor Registration is the world's largest third-party registration firm. It helps business owners register to do business with the federal government; build a proper profile in the following systems: (8a, GSA, DSBS, System for Award Management, HUBZone, WOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, SDVOSB, DAPA, and the Simplified Acquisition Program); and market that profile to the federal government. US Federal Contractor Registration is a platinum rated D&B rated company. It has completed more than 65,000 federal registrations for federal contractors, nonprofits, state and local agencies, and even for the U.S. government.
For more information about Eamon Chase, visit EamonChasegov.com. To speak with Sanborn, email eamonchaseinc@gmail.com or call 706-575-1629.
For more information about US Federal Contractor Registration, or to find out how it can help your business start winning federal contracts, call 877-252-2700 ext. 1.

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Confused about Set-Asides and Simplified Acquisition? We can help.

Sep 23, 2015 10:28:13 AM / by David Rockwell posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), USFCR Info

Do you know what the terms “set-aside” and “simplified acquisition” means in terms of government contracting? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many of our clients see these terms in solicitations and ask us to better explain what the terms mean and if their company even qualifies.

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SBA: FY14 Banner Year for SDVOBs

Sep 23, 2015 9:14:34 AM / by USFCR posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), News

SBA_ FY14 Banner Year for SDVOBs

There’s billions at stake each year for small businesses looking to work with the federal government. And if you haven’t accurately and completely completed the necessary registrations with the SBA, you won’t be eligible to bid on these set-aside contracts.

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Nominations Sought for the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development

Sep 21, 2015 10:38:15 AM / by USFCR posted in Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ)

Nominations Sought for the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Developmen

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is looking to fill four spots on its Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. These spots must be filled by a veteran service or military organization.

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