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Uply Media, Inc. Offers Micro-Purchases for Federal Agencies

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), micro-purchases do not require competitive quotations if the contracting officer or individual considers the price to be reasonable. The use of Government Purchase Cards (GPCs)


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Uply Media Inc. Offers Micro-Purchases for Federal Agencies

Uply Media Inc. Offers Micro-Purchases for Federal Agencies

In today’s rapidly evolving federal procurement landscape, Uply Media, Inc. is excited to offer streamlined micro-purchase solutions tailored to meet the needs of federal agencies. Micro-purchases represent a unique opportunity for agencies to acquire goods and services quickly and efficiently, without the complexities of traditional procurement processes.

What Are Micro-Purchases?

Micro-purchases are a category of procurement that allows federal agencies to purchase goods and services directly up to a specific threshold without the need for contract bidding or listing on the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

According to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), micro-purchases do not require competitive quotations if the contracting officer or individual considers the price to be reasonable. The use of Government Purchase Cards (GPCs) further simplifies the procurement and payment process.

Key Points About Micro-Purchases:

  1. Standard Threshold: The micro-purchase threshold is $10,000 under normal circumstances.
  2. Emergency Thresholds: This threshold increases to $20,000 for emergency responses or contingency operations within the U.S., and to $35,000 for such operations outside the U.S.

For more detailed information, you can refer to the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and resources provided by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

Why Choose Uply Media, Inc. for Micro-Purchases?

At Uply Media, Inc., we understand the unique needs of federal agencies and offer top-tier digital marketing and public relations services that can be procured through micro-purchases. Our expertise ensures your agency can rapidly deploy effective communication strategies without the delays associated with traditional procurement methods.

Top Federal Agencies We Serve:

1. Department of Defense (DoD)

  • Annual Spending: Over $700 billion in total contract awards, with significant portions allocated to communication and marketing services for recruitment, public relations, and information dissemination.
  • Notable Contracts: Large contracts for digital advertising and social media management to support recruitment and public awareness campaigns.

2. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Annual Spending: Approximately $100 billion in contracts, including substantial investments in public health communication, crisis management, and public relations campaigns.
  • Notable Contracts: Extensive campaigns for public health awareness, including COVID-19 response efforts, vaccination campaigns, and mental health initiatives.

3. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • Annual Spending: Around $50 billion, with a focus on public safety communications, crisis communication management, and public relations.
  • Notable Contracts: Contracts for communication services related to disaster response, public safety announcements, and cybersecurity awareness.

4. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • Annual Spending: Over $200 billion, with a significant portion dedicated to communication services aimed at veterans’ benefits, health services, and public awareness.
  • Notable Contracts: Public relations campaigns for veteran services, social media management for outreach, and digital advertising for awareness programs.

5. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Annual Spending: Approximately $10 billion, including investments in public relations and communication services to promote environmental initiatives and regulations.
  • Notable Contracts: Campaigns focused on environmental awareness, policy changes, and public engagement.

Agencies for Micro Services

In addition to the major departments, several smaller agencies and offices also require micro-services and can benefit from tailored communication solutions:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Focus on health communication, public awareness campaigns, and research dissemination.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Emphasis on public health campaigns, emergency response communications, and educational outreach.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Needs for crisis communication, disaster response messaging, and public safety announcements.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Communication services for promoting small business programs, outreach initiatives, and public relations.

General Services Administration (GSA)

Requirements for internal communication strategies, public relations, and digital marketing to support government-wide initiatives.

Our High-Demand Services

Public Relations and Media Services for Federal Government Agencies

  • Press Release Distribution: From $3,000 – $5,000 per release
    • Crafting and distributing press releases to communicate important updates, policy changes, and public notices.
    • Milestones: Drafting and approval (Week 1), Distribution (Week 2), Media coverage tracking (Week 3).
  • Crisis Communication Management
    • Developing strategies to manage and mitigate crises, ensuring clear and consistent messaging.
  • Media Monitoring and Analysis
    • Tracking media coverage and analyzing the impact of communication efforts.

Digital Marketing Services for Federal Government Agencies

  • Social Media Management: From $4,500 – $7,500 per month
    • Creating and managing social media accounts, developing content strategies, and monitoring engagement.
    • Milestones: Strategy development and account setup (Week 1-2), Content creation (Week 3-4), Ongoing management (Monthly).
  • Digital Advertising Campaigns: From $4,000 – $6,000 per campaign
    • Designing and implementing targeted digital ad campaigns on platforms like Google Ads, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
    • Milestones: Campaign planning and setup (Week 1), Ad creation and launch (Week 2), Performance monitoring (Weekly).
  • Content Creation and SEO
    • Producing high-quality content that enhances your agency’s online presence and improves search engine rankings.

Benefits of Choosing Uply Media, Inc.

  • Efficiency: Reduce the time and administrative burden associated with traditional procurement processes.
  • Flexibility: Quickly address specific communication needs with tailored solutions.
  • Cost-Effective: Utilize budget-friendly options that maximize your agency’s operational efficiency.

Contact Us Today

Uply Media, Inc. is committed to providing your federal government agency with the highest quality communication solutions in the most efficient manner possible. We invite you to leverage our services to enhance your communications seamlessly and cost-effectively.

Registered Federal Government Contractor

  • Unique Entity ID: YPE4G8X18N67
  • CAGE Code: 9WMV4

Contact Information:

We look forward to the opportunity to serve your agency and contribute to its success.

Understanding Micro-Purchases

Federal agencies can procure goods and services directly up to the micro-purchase threshold of $10,000. In specific situations such as emergency responses or contingency operations, this threshold can be increased to $20,000 within the U.S. and $35,000 outside the U.S. (Acquisition.gov) (USDA Food and Nutrition Service). These micro-purchases can be made using Government Purchase Cards (GPCs), simplifying the payment and procurement process (Acquisition.gov) (USDA Food and Nutrition Service).

How FAR Encourages Micro-Purchases and Certification Benefits

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) encourages agencies to utilize micro-purchase authority to streamline the acquisition process. By simplifying procurement procedures, micro-purchases allow for faster and more efficient purchasing, reducing the administrative burden on both agencies and vendors. This flexibility is particularly beneficial in urgent or emergency situations where timely procurement is critical.

According to FAR 13.201(a), micro-purchases can be conducted without soliciting competitive quotations if the contracting officer or individual considers the price to be reasonable. The regulation also emphasizes the use of Government Purchase Cards (GPCs) for these transactions, simplifying the payment and procurement process. Additionally, the FAR promotes the inclusion of small businesses, including those with certifications such as Veteran-Owned, HUBZone-Owned, Women-Owned, and other socio-economic designations. This alignment supports federal initiatives to diversify their vendor base and promote small business participation in government contracts.

For Further Reading:

These sections of the FAR provide comprehensive guidelines on how micro-purchases should be managed and highlight the emphasis on facilitating quick and efficient procurement, especially beneficial for small businesses with special certifications.

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