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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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 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...

 036 What is an Option? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1150

What does it mean if your contract has “options”? Kevin and Paul explain the reasons why options are used in Government contracts and how they impact proposals and source selections.Learn how the execution and administration of your contract is...

 035 What is a CLIN? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1397

Kevin and Paul explain Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) and help listeners understand why they are used and why it is important for both Government and Industry to understand them. In addition, learn how the execution and administration of your...

 034 ENCORE What is a Contracting Officer? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1380

In this special rebroadcast of one of the most popular early episodes, Kevin and Paul explain what Contracting Officers do. They define the role of the CO and provide detail on how they are appointed. They also describe the different types of...

 033 How Do Sole Source Contracts Work? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1928

Are Sole Source Awards Easier? In this episode Kevin and Paul debate this listener question. A Contracting Officer (and listener!) took issue with a comment from a previous episode regarding sole source contracts and provided not only a great idea but...

 032 What I Learned About Proposals With Vicky Strycharske - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1531

In Part 2 of this special episode, Kevin and Paul continue their conversation about proposals with Vicky Strycharske, Senior Proposal Manager at Skyway Acquisition Solutions. This is another “what I wish I knew”episode that covers nuances of the RFP...

 031 What I Learned About Proposals - Special Guest Vicky Strycharske - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1621

In this special episode, Kevin and Paul discuss proposals with Vicky Strycharske, Senior Proposal Manager at Skyway Acquisition Solutions. This is another “what I wish I knew” episode that covers nuances of the RFP and proposal writing process that...

 030 What is a Competitive Range Determination? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1531

In this episode Kevin and Paul describe one step of the Government’s source selection process, Competitive Range Determinations. They explain the purpose of competitive range determinations, when the determination takes place, and why the Government...

 029 What are Subcontracting and Teaming? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1533

In this episode Kevin and Paul discuss the balance that both industry and the Government must consider as they plan how best to meet a requirement. Industry must decide whether or not outside vendors, suppliers, or subcontractors will be needed to meet...

 028 What is a Small Business Set-Aside? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1328

In this episode Kevin and Paul discuss the purpose of small business set-asides. Why would the Government only allow small businesses to bid on some opportunities? Learn the different types of set-asides and why they are important for both large and...

 027 Training and Education with Michael Fischetti (NCMA) – Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1614

Part 2 of our interview with Michael Fischetti, Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). Part 1 focused on the training and education that contracts professionals receive, including questions of “depth or breadth” in...

 026 Training and Education with Michael Fischetti (NCMA) Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1801

A big welcome to our first guest on the Contracting Officer Podcast.   Michael Fischetti, Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), stopped by the official CO Podcast studio to discuss professionalism in contracting. ...

 025 How much do proposals cost? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1544

In this episode Kevin and Paul discuss the cost of writing a proposal in response to a Government RFP.  How much does it cost to write a proposal?  What drivers can increase or decrease the...

 024 Listener Q&A: What is Award Fee? Incremental funding? Certified Cost and Pricing Data? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1588

In this episode Kevin and Paul answer listeners’ questions. Specific topics are: What is an Award Fee Contract? What does “incremental funding” mean? What is “Certified Cost and Pricing Data? What is meant by the...

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