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Seven Things You Need to Know about USAID Geographic Codes: For Assistance Agreements
Geographic code applies to procurement of goods and services paid for with USAID funds. For assistance agreements, which are the focus of this blog post, geographic code applies to the procurements carried out by recipients and subrecipients under USAID grants and cooperative agreements. 
Sep 20, 2022
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Navigating the SAM.gov Unique Entity Identifier Process
Registration in federal systems is one of the first steps a potential partner must take when preparing to compete for USAID funding opportunities. Registration has always been a multi-step process, but this year the system has undergone some major changes. Read this blog to learn more about the new System for Award Management (SAM) Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) process.
Sep 13, 2022
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Why You Should Respond to Requests for Information and Sources Sought Notices
Some of the most common ways USAID seeks input from entities interested in opportunities are through Industry Days, Requests for Information (RFI), and Sources Sought Notices (SSN). Check out this blog that explains the two opportunities for which you can provide input.
Aug 15, 2022
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Six Tips for Growing Your USAID Partnership
Tessie Catsambas smiles as she remembers the days when her company, EnCompass, was small and had just started its USAID partnership journey. “When we started EnCompass,” recalled Catsambas, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, “we were just two [staff] and a year later, we were three. Our first USAID subcontract came a couple of years later, and was not huge, but for a tiny company like us, it felt big.”
Jun 27, 2022
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Responsibility Matters: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in Proposals
When we make private purchase decisions, especially of high-risk nature (like childcare or house renovations—yikes!), we normally do a lot of research to find the right person or company for the job. We typically review their experience, training, insurance, and other resources, as well as references from their previous—and hopefully delighted!—employers or clients.
Apr 27, 2022