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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
  • Copyright: ℗ & © 2020 Government Contracting Officer Podcast

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 051 What are Simplified Acquisition Procedures? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 938

Listen and Learn… How can the Government buy commercial items efficiently? Good question! One streamlined acquisition process has now become an official part of the FAR. (after years as a “test program”) FAR 13.5 describes Simplified Acquisition Proce...

 050 Teaming and Small Business Tools - w/Special Guest Garth Arevalo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1448

Listen and Learn… This is Part 2 of Kevin’s interview with Garth Arevalo, CEO of Lukos, LLC. In Part 1 they discussed the perspectives they gained after moving from the Government Contracting Officer role to the industry side. This episode provides va...

 049 What I Wish I Knew as a CO w/ Special Guest Garth Arevalo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1187

Listen and Learn… This episode is brought to you by PROPRICER, the Gold Standard for Cost Proposal and Government Evaluation Software. In this Special Episode, Kevin interviews Garth Arevalo, CEO of Lukos, LLC. Like Kevin, Garth is also a former ...

 048 What are Discussions? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1531

Did you know that the Government can negotiate with Industry right in the middle of a competition? It’s true! In the Government world negotiations during the source selection process are called “discussions”. Kevin and Paul explain the process the...

 047 The Power of Do | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1982

There are endless calls to “fix Government acquisition” and “reduce bureaucracy” and “change or reduce Federal Procurement Policies”. Ready to scale that mountain? We aren’t either. In this episode Kevin and Paul discuss the impact that small impr...

 046 What is a Letter Contract? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1212

This episode is brought to you by PROPRICER, the Gold Standard for Cost Proposal and Government Evaluation Software. Learn how they can help you here. Letter contracts are a special type of contract that allow the Gov-ernment to authorize a contrac...

 045 What is an Indefinite Contract? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1444

Listen and Learn… Indefinite Contract? How can a contract be indefinite? Indefinite contracts can be used when the Government knows ex-actly what it wants to buy, but not how much they’ll need or when they’ll need it. Discover three types of Indef...

 044 What are Incentive Contracts? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1469

Incentive contracts are designed to help the Government acquire goods and services at a lower cost or with improved delivery or technical performance. These contracts provide the opportunity for creativity in crafting incentives and also great peril i...

 043 Encore - What Are The Colors of Money? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1643

What does “Color of Money” mean? In this special encore presentation of an important topic you’ll learn about different types of appropriations and how they impact acquisitions and the Government’s behavior. Kevin and Paul give examples of why the co...

 042 What Happens at the End of the Fiscal Year? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1337

The Government Fiscal Year (GFY is the common acronym) runs 1 October through 30 September. The last month of the GFY has the potential for great drama because Government funds have an expiration date. (check out Ep. 019 “Colors of Money” for more on t...

 041 What is the Uniform Contract Format (UCF)? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1127

Almost every Federal Government contract follows the same general format. Ever wonder why? (or wonder why anyone would have a podcast about it?) Kevin and Paul explain the FAR’s framework for contract format and how it leads to efficiency in the ...

 040 Why Contract Type Matters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 983

Selecting the most appropriate contract type is an important step in a successful acquisition. This decision is made at the very beginning of the process but can haunt both the Government and Industry throughout the life of the contract if the contract...

 039 What is a Two-Step Sealed Bid? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1400

You’ve heard of sealed bids? How about Two-Step? No, not a type of dance… Two-Step Sealed bidding is a type of acquisition process that al-lows the Government to evaluate technical bids and request pricing from only those bidders who make the cut ...

 038 What is a Follow-On Contract? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1702

Ever heard of a logical follow-on? Kevin and Paul explain why logic is just one of the many factors that can influence the decision to award a non-competitive contract to an incumbent contractor.In addition, learn some of the pros and cons of follow-on...

 037 What is a COTR? What is a COR? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1301

What does a COTR do? What can a COR direct a contractor to do? What is outside the scope of their authority? Learn the answers to these questions and more as Kevin and Paul discuss the role of Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (also known...

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