January 2019 Newsletter


The U.S. Federal Government Shutdown of 2018-2019

January 25th marked the end of the longest government shutdown in history. Although described by many as going into “unmarked territory,” its end leaves government contractors with many questions. Here’s a brief guide on what you need to know moving forward.

Read the Factors to Consider After the Shutdown


USFCR Masterminds Group

Are you a member of the USFCR Family? If so, join our private Masterminds Facebook Group. It’s a great place to network with other Vendors.

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New Video Releases

How Martin Luther King Changed Federal contracting | I Have a Dream

One speech can change a lot. In this video, USFCR President Dan Driscoll discusses Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and how it had a massive influence on government contracting today.

Anna Boutin of USFCR on The Best Federal Contracts Training Program & How it Keeps Getting Better

Federal Contract Training Programs just don’t get any better than this. Join us live as John Wayne and Anna Boutin of USFCR have a conversation about why choosing the right training program is so important for businesses moving into the federal space.


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The Impact of a Dream: Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.

In this blog post, we go in-depth with the major changes that occurred in government contracting during and after the Civil Rights Movement. From Executive Orders to the 8(a) Program, Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact can be seen across federal procurement.

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Thank You to Christine L. of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital

 
What’s worse than having an expired SAM registration? Having it expire when you need to renew a contract. Read about how Senior Case Manager Kelli Johnston was able to get this client’s SAM registration up and running in the nick of time.

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What to Expect During a Government Shutdown

No one likes a government shutdown. It’s a confusing and inconvenient time for everyone. Let’s forget the blame for a moment and focus on one thing; how are you, as a contractor going to handle it?

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Buy American Act: What It Means, Its Limits, and Staying Compliant

You’ve probably heard the term “Buy American” in the context of government contracting. Do you know what that exactly means for you? Did also know that there are multiple Buy American Acts? Here’s your simple guide on how to stay compliant with this regulation.

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DFARS Compliance: The 2019 Guide

Are you looking to do work with the DoD? Then you need to know about DFARS and the basic requirements for all DoD contractors and subcontractors. It’s quite a process to get started but, it’s well worth it.

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

 
How far would you go above and beyond on a federal contract? Would you fly all the way to Ukraine to check on a delivery (even though you don’t have to)? Check out the awesome success story of Jason Tautfest and Strategic Centric Solutions, LLC to find out about how this SDVOSB won their first federal contract.

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Have a Success Story? We’ll Spread the Word

Winning your first government contract is exciting and we want to hear about it. In fact, we want everyone to hear about it. That’s why at USFCR, we write and publish press releases for our clients. People will know the story behind your business, what you offer, and the contract you have just won. This is a great promotion opportunity for your business as it can lead to professional partnerships, and most importantly, subcontracting opportunities. We will include links to your main website and your government-formatted website if you are in our Simplified Acquisition Program. The press release service we use will then distribute the story to news outlets across the web. This, in turn, gives your company great exposure and can even boost your visibility on Google.
We will also publish the story on our own blog and share it across our three social media channels:

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USFCR Scholarship Program

The Eric Knellinger Presidential Scholarship Video Opportunity

Scholarships can be a lifesaver. From boarding to books and just plain tuition, pursuing a higher education can burn a hole in your wallet. That’s why USFCR has been awarding the Eric Knellinger Presidential Scholarship for $1,000 every year. We don’t just want to help lift a burden from today’s youth, but to also open the door…

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