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Government Contracting Officer Podcast

Summary: THE podcast for those who want to learn about the government market from the contracting officer's perspective. Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer, both former federal contracting officers, explain the rules, processes and the "why" behind government contracts. They know because they've done it.

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  • Artist: Kevin Jans, Paul Schauer, Contracting Officer, government Contracting, proposal management, proposal writing, targeting, contract administration, contract management, subcontracting
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Podcasts:

 308 - Why Do Unrealistically Low Prices Win? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1846

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)All other things being equal, awarding to the low price is the default.  Kevin and Paul discuss how price evaluation impacts FAR Part 15 type...

 307 - Fall Out Money (Encore) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1316

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin and Paul respond to a Skyway Community member's question about fall out money.  What is "end of year money" or "fall out money"?  Why...

 306 - What is Suspension or Debarment in GovCon? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1461

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Break the rules, suffer the consequences.  Kevin and Paul discuss suspension and debarment, the primary ways by which the Government enforces...

 305 - The Educated Customer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1706

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin and Paul continue the conversation from previous "who is the customer and how/when should I talk to them" kind of episodes.  Listen and...

 304 - Which Regulations Should I Follow? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1534

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)There are thousands of pages of Government acquisition regulations. Between the FAR and 30+ supplements, not to mention local guidance, how do...

 303 - Why SBIRs? (with Geoff Orazem from Federal Foundry) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1875

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Today we welcome special guest Geoff Orazem (Eastern Foundry, Federal Foundry, Agency-Capital) and return to a semi-regular topic: SBIRs. ...

 302 - The Fresh Air Test | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1341

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin and Paul discuss the common fear of exposing your work (or your ideas) to others before they are complete. Fear of critical feedback or...

 301 - What is a Micro-Purchase? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1444

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)We spend a lot of time on this podcast talking about the complexities inherent in giant source selections government by FAR Part 15 rules....

 300 - It's all about Context (and Communication) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1584

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Episode 300!  Today Kevin and Paul take a look back at what they've learned the podcast is really about.  From the first episodes to the days...

 299 - The Proposal Kickoff Meeting (Step 3 of 4) with Vicki Strycharske | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1702

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin welcomes back Vicki Strycharske to discuss best practices for proposal writing - this time focusing on the Proposal Kickoff meeting. ...

 298 - Incumbentitis - ENCORE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1551

Kevin and Paul describe the symptoms of a preventable disease that often infects the incumbent contractor during a recompete: the dreaded incumbentitis.  Many recompetes are lost because the incumbent contractor becomes overconfident and fails to...

 297 - What is a Letter Contract? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1570

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Letter contracts are a special type of contract that allow the Government to authorize a contractor to start work immediately when there isn't...

 296 - What is a Contracting Officer? (Redux) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1505

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin and Paul describe the role and responsibilities of the Contracting Officer from a FAR perspective and a practical perspective.   Learn...

 Targeting Webinar June 19th @ 2:00 pm EST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51

Targeting Webinar June 19th @ 2:00 pm EST

 295 - Buried Treasure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1461

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)When you're looking for buried treasure, it's helpful to have a map.  GovCon presents you with a map to contract award - if you choose to use...

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