Are you looking to enter the no-bid contracting arena with a competitive advantage? Do you want your business to stand out to government agencies? If your answer is “yes,” then US Federal Contractor Registration’s Simplified Acquisition Program™ (SAP) is what you’re looking for.
Simplified acquisition procedures are used with FAR 13 and the simplified acquisition environment by the government to streamline smaller purchases. By “small” we mean the micro-purchase threshold of $10,000 and the simplified acquisition threshold of $250,000. If you don’t have a horse in this race, then you’re missing out on serious opportunities to grow your business. Our program makes it easy for you to get up-to-speed and win these types of contracts.
We’ll begin by giving you a preliminary evaluation to test the waters and determine your eligibility for government contracts. In this phase, we’ll scope out how your business fits into the federal marketplace. Here, we will do the following:
- Find available contracting opportunities for your business.
- Research previously awarded contracts in your specific industry.
- Determine your competitors in the federal marketplace.
- Search for spending trends in federal agencies that relate to your business.
Critical Components Businesses Need to Win Federal Contracts:
- Proper Registration – USFCR processes all federal registration paperwork on your behalf.
- Government DSBS Profile – (DSBS) where contracting officers search for contracting businesses.
- Small Business Qualifications – USFCR will determine set-aside contracts, including women, veteran, and disadvantaged-owned and HUBZone programs.
- Show Your Capabilities and Communicate – The SAP includes a federally formatted online capabilities statement (web presence) and one mailbox for your federal business.
- Learn What the Pros Know – Learning center and USFCR Academy access provides the tools and information needed to become a successful federal vendor.
- Stay Updated on Opportunities – The Advanced Procurement Portal (APP) provides notifications and searching of relevant federal contracts for your business.
- Keep Learning – USFCR offers both free and paid learning resources from the USFCR Academy. These include weekly live free webinars, on demand past webinars, and paid resources, which include bid training and review.
Insured & Compliant SAM Registration
A SAM registration is required for any entity to bid on and get paid for federal contracts or to receive federal funds. These include for-profit businesses, nonprofits, government contractors, government subcontractors, state governments, and local municipalities. USFCR provides additional value to the SAM registration process, many tens of thousands of businesses and nonprofit entities use our registration services.
These benefits include:
- Guaranteed SAM Compliance
- Case Manager Support (Phone and Email)
- Registration and Regulation Maintenance
- USFCR Verified Vendor Seal
- SBA Set-Aside Program Qualifications
Official Government Profile Creation in Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS)
Once a business has been registered in SAM they will be set up in a database that acts much like a search engine. Procurement Officers use Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) when they are looking for a small business to fill an available small business federal set-aside contract. With the Simplified Acquisition Program your business will be easily found on DSBS when Procurement Officers search selected keywords or information that is related to your business. US Federal Contractor Registration’s Case Managers will create the necessary profile and enrich it with important keywords and phrases that will help your business be seen.
Under Far 13 it is required that purchasing officers search for Small Business Vendors to meet set-aside goals and DSBS searches are the main qualifier to find these businesses. Having the profile properly set up makes sure that all relevant opportunities are presented to qualified businesses.
Monthly Email Bid Notifications & Contract Support
Another stage of the Simplified Acquisition Program is creating a business profile in FedBizOpps (FBO). FBO is the Federal Government’s main contracting bid board that accounts for 1/3 of all the currently available government contracts in the federal marketplace. US Federal Contractor Registration will generate automatic bid notifications based on your business model, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, and trade keywords. A US Federal Contractor Registration Acquisition Specialist will help determine which keywords, NAICS codes and solicitation types will deliver the best odds for finding and winning contracts. These available bids will then be sent directly to the email of the businesses enrolled in the Simplified Acquisition Program.
Advanced Procurement Portal with Direct Access to Buyers & Prime Vendors
There is no easier way to find contract opportunities, buyers, and Prime Vendors than with APP. In fact, you’ll be able to get automatic notifications of new opportunities before your competition. Developed by US Federal Contractor Registration, APP is an application that gathers all the information you need from government sources and puts them all in one spot. You can:
- Find Opportunities
- Scope Out Your Competition
- Track Contracting Officer Activity
- Set-Up Live Notifications
- Handle your government
Government contracts between $3,500 and $25,000 are sometimes never posted. There are thousands of government contracts that are never posted online and kept aside by Procurement Officers. APP provides your business with procurement officers (and the prime contractors, for subcontracting) to contact about their unlisted available federal contracts/simplified acquisition contracts. Businesses are encouraged to be extremely proactive when contacting these Procurement Officers to create a good first impression. USFCR shows you how to write effective capabilities statements and submit government bid proposals. This strategy will give your businesses the upper hand needed to create lasting relationships and a fighting chance at winning simplified acquisition contracts.
Online Capabilities Statement(OCS) Creation in Standard Federal Format
Along with a SAM registration, every business in the Simplified Acquisition Program gets a government-formatted Online Capabilities Statement. The purpose of this site is to serve as a proper way to vett your company for federal contracts. This means contracting officers can find the information they need about your business with just a few clicks.
Having your own Online Capabilities Statement for government contracting gives off two impressions. One is that you have a firm understanding of this sector. Since your online capabilities statement is crafted to contracting officers you’re communicating that you understand the practices and language of the sector. An Online Capabilities Statement made for marketing to federal agencies shows that you’re invested and dedicated to pursuing contracts. It’s akin to including a well-written technical proposal with an offer and going above their requests.
Here’s what each OCS features:
- Intro and Capabilities
- Core Competencies
- Past Performance
- Contact Area
- SHA-2 SSL/TLS encryption
- WCAG 2.0 Web Accessibility Guidelines.
- Mobile Ready and Compatible with iOS and Android Devices
Every Online Capabilities Statement comes with a branded domain name, web hosting, Monthly updates for one year, and built in search engine optimization (SEO) features. First impressions matter. Your government-formatted Online Capabilities Statement will make them last.
Unlike other federal programs, the Simplified Acquisition Program provides businesses with all of the necessary tools a business needs in the federal marketplace. US Federal Contractor Registration created the Simplified Acquisition Program to allow contractors to start winning listed and unlisted awards, network with procurement officers, and provide vendors with an online portfolio necessary for simplified contract acquisition under FAR 13.
System for Award Management (SAM) Registration
SAM is the required database in which every business that wishes to work for the government must be registered in as of July 2012; SAM replaced the legacy contractor registration databases of CCR & ORCA. US Federal Contractor Registration is the leading government registration firm in the world that has conducted over 65,000 government registrations since 2010. Their dedicated Case Managers handle the entire process of the registration and keep maintain yearlong compliance. The simplified acquisition program requires proper registration as well as the Verified Vendor Seal Compliance. Verified Vendor Seal Compliance is a service only offered by US Federal Contractor Registration.
The Simplified Acquisition Program is only offered by US Federal Contractor Registration,
the official Third Party Registration Firm, no other vendors are authorized to perform or qualify for this program.