July 2018 Newsletter

Interviewing a Former State Department Contracting Officer Representative

USFCR’s Executive Bid Trainer John Wayne, II sits down with John Conway, an ex-Contracting Officer Representative, to discuss some important rules to follow when writing a proposal. They close out with questions from our bid training subscribers about bid protesting, niche services, and more. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and set a reminder for when we broadcast the video.

Write Winning Bid Proposals on Federal Contracts

If you missed it last time, John Conway hosted a video on the tips and tricks for writing a bid proposal. This is a must watch for those who are looking to improve their chances of winning a federal contract.

Watch the Video

A New Way to Sign In

At USFCR, we stay on top of the changes and regulations in government contracting. In July, all SAM.gov accounts are required to setup a Login.gov account. Without one, you won’t be able to access your current registration. Our USFCR team has successfully laid out an easy transition plan for current clients. If you’re having trouble creating an account, the video below will guide you through the Login.gov process.

The switch has been flipped:

Grant Application Tips from Federal Acquisition & Assistance Specialist, Esteban Enriquez

Esteban Enriquez is a government acquisition and assistance professional with 17 years of experience. For 8 years he served as a procurement agent for the U.S. Department of State at the embassy in Quito, Ecuador…

Read More


All Work and No Pay: Government Contractors Face Brunt of Regulations

The GSA’s notarized letter policy has left many U.S. government contractors outraged and without pay. In just a few months, it managed to hinder an entire industry. On June 11, 2018, they announced upcoming changes to this policy, but these changes raise doubts…

Read More