USFCR Academy Live: Time Management Resolutions

Dec 9, 2019 11:23:41 AM / by Anna Rose

USFCR Academy Live: Time Management Resolutions

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

Where to watch: USFCR Academy Live Facebook Group 

Federal Resolution Questions

1. How many sources sought notices will I respond to? 

Sources sought are market research notices from the federal government, which play a major part in how the final solicitation will be written. Responding to a sources sought notice can give you an advantage when the final solicitation is issued. 

2. How many industry events will I attend? 

Industry events and networking opportunities where vendors can interact with agency representatives and showcase their capabilities in person. Specific solicitations are often presented at these events, so it is a good time to make a positive impression. 

3. What is the total amount of contracts that I can realistically win? 

Have a realistic goal of how many contracts you wish to obtain and a  goal for the dollar amount. Research past contracts awarded in your industry for a company of your size to be sure it is realistic.

Save Time for Your Business

 At USFCR, we strive to shorten the timeline it takes you to win your first contract by providing services to ease the process. A vendor should create a realistic goal of how long it will take them to win their first contract based on how much time and resources they are willing to contribute. 


The SBA says, "some businesses spend between $80,000 and $130,000 to earn their first contract." Working capital is a must in government contracting. Agencies aren't paying for goods and services upfront, so you must find reliable financing. If you do not have the ability to fund a future contract in-house, get assistance from a financial institution.

Back to Basics

When you're a government contractor, you know time is money. When completing your SAM Registration, any mistake made can result in a delay. The same goes for additional requested materials and corrections made after the fact.

Teaming with a third-party registration firm like US Federal Contractor Registration ensures that our Case Management team verifies your information before submission. Additionally, when a contractor receives SAM Registration assistance from USFCR, our Case team checks to see if the business qualifies for any set-asides.

To speak with a Contracting Specialist, Call: (866) 216-5343


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Anna Rose

Written by Anna Rose

Anna is a USFCR Training Coordinator and the host of the USFCR Academy. She has worked with thousands of businesses to help them get into and succeed in federal government contracting.