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USFCR charges for Full Service Registration, which includes a dedicated case manager to physically process government registration paperwork on the client’s behalf. The Government offers registration forms for free at SAM.gov but SAM.gov will not physically process these forms for the client. All Fees Paid to USFCR are for the filing of government paperwork on a client’s behalf, saving the entity time and ensuring accurate filings.
Doing Business With The Federal Government
The United States Federal Government is the world’s largest purchaser of goods and services, spending over $536 Billion during FY 2011. Legislation such as the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and the Small Business Act help to create equal opportunities for small businesses to participate in federal procurement. The Federal Government is required to set aside at least 23% of all contracting dollars exclusively for small businesses.
The Federal Government buys products and services in nearly every industry imaginable. Contracting officers buy everything from janitorial and construction work to guns and staplers. Since the Federal Government does not produce anything itself, agencies must purchase what they need from private businesses.
Government contracting can be a great source of revenue and growth for any business. However, deep budget cuts and increased public scrutiny have placed additional pressure on purchasing officers to spend taxpayers’ money wisely. It is absolutely vital that companies looking to break into the federal market take advantage of all the tools available to them in order to effectively market their capabilities to purchasing officers.
What We Do
Small businesses can fulfill the majority of the federal government’s needs. Purchasing officers have a range of purchasing options available to them from formal, complex bidding procedures to simply calling a vendor on the phone and paying with a credit card. The only way businesses can take advantage of the many opportunities available in federal contracting is to become properly registered and marketing their company aggressively to government agencies.
US Federal Contractor Registration gives small businesses access to the same tools and strategies used by Fortune 500 companies contracting with the government. Much like a Consultant or Accountant, US Federal Contractor Registration helps businesses and Non-Profits with the following:
- Fully complete the required contractor registration, including obtaining a DUNS number and registration in the new System for Award Management
- Migrate legacy registration to the System for Award Management which replaced Central Contractor Registration and ORCA in July 2012
- FEMA registration for For-Profit firms; Grants.gov registration for Non-Profits
- Everything necessary to start marketing to government agencies including DSBS profile creation, FBO.gov customizable recurring searches, and a government business plan examining past performance reports for local contracting offices and prime vendors
Please fill out the online registration form to begin the process of getting registered to do business with the federal government. Once the form is filled out a confirmation page will display and your business will be contacted by a case manager to facilitate your business registration. Contact will occur within two business days of your application being submitted. The whole process should be completed in 14 days from the date of the online application. If you need to be registered faster please fill out the online application and call in with your order number and ask for rush registration.
Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation
Track Government business opportunities in real time by clicking here. This site has a convenient dashboard to track contracts, trends and more.
The Whitehouse Office of Management and Budget lists all the legislation and reports having to do with grants and contracts.
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Who Needs and Uses SAM?
System for Award Management Registration is needed by: Government Contractors, Federal Assistance Recipients, Grant Recipients, Cities, Towns, and Federal Agencies. SAM is the payments system used to disperse Federal Funds. SAM contains the following elements and modules for the comprehensive federal registration process:
- Core Data
- DUNS Information
- Business Information
- IRS Consent – Business & TIN Information
- General Information
- Financial Information
- Executive Compensation Questions
- Proceeding Questions
- Information Opt-Out
- Goods and Services
- North American Industry Classification System Codes (NAICS)
- Product Service Codes (PSC)
- Size Metrics
- EDI Information
- Disaster Response Information
- Goods and Services
- Representations and Certifications (Reps & Certs)
- Certificate of Independent Price Determination
- Representation of Limited Rights Data and Restricted Computer Software
- Taxpayer Identification
- Small Disadvantaged Business Status
- Small Business Program Representations
- Place of Performance – Sealed Bidding
- Equal Low Bids
- Point of Contact (POCs)
- Accounts Receivable POC
- Electronic Business POC
- Government Business POC (2)
- Past Performance POC
- Electronic Business Alternate POC
- Government Business Alternate POC
- Small Business Certification
- SBA Profile Creation
- Service Contract Report
- Bio Preferred Report
- Active Exclusions
- Inactive Exclusions
Benefits for Business
Once a business is properly registered in SAM and approved by the General Services Administration (GSA), they are given the ability to bid on and win available government contracts/awards.
- DUNS Number with current & accurate Legal Name or DBA Name and Physical Address
- Active Tax Identification Number (TIN) assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Active Social Security Number (SSN)
- Checking Account/Necessary Banking Information
- Deposit Funding Location
- Point of Contact (POC) Representative from inquiring Business
- Professional Business Email Address
- NATO Commercial and Government Entity Code (NCAGE)(only applicable for non-US businesses)
- Must have zero Delinquent Federal Debt in accordance with the United States Treasury
- Brief understanding of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations
The United States Government requires businesses to conduct a yearly SAM renewal and/or Semi-Annual renewal in order to update business information, Past Performance or any new additions to a business’s Entity Profile. Businesses that fail to conduct the yearly renewal are at risk of being denied federal contracts/awards. Businesses that fail to update necessary Entity Management Core Data will automatically be considered not compliant. US Federal Contractor Registration sends out SAM client renewal reminders to every Verified Vendor enrolled in their government registration program. It is recommended to renew the SAM registration 6 months in advance to ensure compliance and prevent possible lapse in Federal Payments.
Verified Vendor Seal
The Verified Vendor Seal will be awarded to business that are successfully registered with SAM.gov and have paid for the assistance of Case Manager by US Federal Contractor Registration to maintain the vendors registration. This seal shows purchasing offers yearlong compliance services are being maintained.
SAM.gov has been broken down into four phases leading to its eventual completion. The GSA plans to converge nine different federal systems in an effort to save money and eliminate data redundancies and duplications.
|CCR – Central Contractor Registration
FedReg – Federal Agency Registration
ORCA – Online Representations and Certifications Application
EPLS – Excluded Parties List System
|eSRS – Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System
FSRS – FFATA Subaward Reporting System
FedBizOpps – Federal Business Opportunities
WDOL – Wage Determinations Online
CFDA – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
|FDPS(NG) – Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation|
|PPIRS – Past Performance Information Retrieval System
CPARS – Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System
FAPIIS – Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System
Non-compliant in SAM
According to the FAR Manual, any person who fails to file or amend a declaration required to be filed or amended under subsection (b) of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure as stated in FAR 31 U.S.C. 1352-(C) (2).
Frequently Searched Federal Keywords
WOSB Registration – is a federal set-aside registration designed to authorize government-contracting officers to set aside certain requirements for competition solely amongst WOSBs or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs).
VETBIZ Registration – is a federal set-aside registration that requires a business owner to prove ownership and control of a business as a Service-Disabled Veteran as well as establish guidelines for sole source and set-aside procurement opportunities.
HUBZone Registration – or Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Empowering Contract Program was enacted into a law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act in 1997. This federal set-aside registration determines that your business is located in a HUBZone or distressed area your business will be provided with more federal contracting opportunities in an effort to increase profit flow to your region.
8a Program – is a federal set-aside created to help small disadvantaged businesses win federal government contracts. A business must be socially and economically disadvantaged in order to apply for this particular federal set-aside program.
Simplified Acquisition Threshold – applies to purchases over $3,000 and under $150,000. If the purchases are under $150,000, they require less approval and less documentation involved in the federal purchase.
GSA Schedule – is one of the largest government procurement purchasing vehicles in government contracting, which accounts for 10% of all federal procurement in the United States.
GSAP – is a contracting program created by US Federal Contractor Registration, which provides valuable procurement outreach, small business simplified acquisition processing and the completion of a GSA schedule in one of the major 41 categories.
DAPA Registration – is an agreement between DLA Troop Support and the suppliers of the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) Program. Registering in DAPA will allow your goods and/or services to be used through the MSPV, which in turn is supplied to the DLA.
Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) Registration – is designed to send invoices and receive reports to and from government agencies. Registering for WAWF will speed up the process of being paid by the federal government once you have completed a contract.
GovernmentContractingTips.com – is an informational website devoted to helping small businesses succeed in the federal marketplace. The website provides free informational packets, video tutorials and contracting news. GovernmentContractingTips.com is the #1 federal resource in government contracting.
Past Performance – is a business’s list of previously awarded contracts that showcases their government contracting experience.
Capability Statement – is a federally-formatted government resume that displays a business’s name, POC, description of goods and services, NAICS/PSC codes, federal set-asides and contact information.
FEMA Contracts – are government contracts that are awarded to businesses that aide with relief efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters. These types of contracts can be awarded as ‘No Bid’ contracts in the case immediate assistance is required.
FedBizOpps (FBO) – is the single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Around a 1/3 of all government acquisitions are placed on FBO by contracting officers across the nation.
Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) – is a government database that is used by procurement officers to track down and locates properly registered government contractors that meet federal small business acquisition contracts.
Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) – is a database of all awarded contracts valued at $3000 and higher. FPDS can help business owners scope out their competition and stay on top of market trends.
MPIN – is a personal code that allows you to access other government applications such as the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS). Every SAM registrant is required to have one.
NATO Codification System (NCS) – is the codification system used by the armed forces in order to facilitate military Logistics operations across NATO.
Government Subcontracting – is a mandatory requirement for prime contractors that are awarded contracts for more than $650,000. Prime contractors must utilize subcontractors to help facilitate large federal projects.
Grants.gov – is a federal website for government agencies to post funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply.