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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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 013 The Market Research Zone (Zone 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2046

The second in a 4 part series describing the Acquisition Time Zones in greater detail.  (see Episode 003 for an overview of the  Time Zones) In this episode Kevin and Paul discuss the types of...

 012 The Requirement Zone (Zone 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1882

This is the first in a 4 part series describing the Acquisition Time Zones in greater detail.  (see Episode 003 for an overview of the  Time Zones) In this episode, Kevin and Paul describe how...

 011 What are Section L&M Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1296

What is Section L?  What is Section M?  In this 2 part episode, Paul and Kevin explain how the Government provides proposal preparation and content instructions in Section L and provides the evaluation criteria that...

 010 What are Sections L & M? (Part 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1916

What is Section L?  What is Section M?  In this 2 part episode, Paul and Kevin explain how the Government provides proposal preparation and content instructions in Section L and provides the evaluation criteria that...

 009 What is a Cost or Fixed Price Contract? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1244

What is the difference between a Firm Fixed Price contract and a Cost Reimbursable contract?  If you’ve ever asked this question, this podcast is for you.  We provide an overview of the 2 basic contract...

 008 RFI, DRFP, and RFP: What’s the difference? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1737

In this cast, we provide an overview of the Request for Information (RFI), the Draft Request for Proposals (DRFP) and the Request for Proposals (RFP). Contracting Officers use all of these in different ways and...

 007 What is a Contracting Officer? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1391

In this cast, we explain the basics of what Contracting Officers do. We define the role of the CO, along with some detail on how they are appointed. We also describe the different types of...

 006 Debriefing (Part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1610

One of the many unique elements of federal contracting is the Debriefing. In this cast, we continue our discussion on the nuances and lessons learned on the enigmatic debriefing. During Part 2, we cover some...

 005 What is a Debriefing? (Part 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1045

Zone:Zone 4 Listen and Learn…   One of the many unique elements of federal contracting is the Debriefing. In this cast, we explain what a debriefing is (and what it isn’t). We also describe the...

 004 Why do RFPs take so long? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1053

Ever wonder why it takes, or at least feels like it takes, so long to get an RFP out sometimes? In this session, we discuss what the government team is doing while contractors wait for...

 003 What are the Acquisition Time Zones? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1087

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin and Paul provide an overview of the Acquisition Time Zones.  The Acquisition Time Zones are a foundational concept of the podcast.  Each...

 002 What is the 80/20 Rule in government contracts? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1180

Listen and Learn… One often-overlooked difference between the federal market and the commercial market is that federal market sales are won more by process than by relationships. Contracting Officers (COs) cannot buy based on relationships alone....

 001 Why We Created the CO Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 735

Contracting officers need help. They are awash in information (and data), but are starving for insights on the contractors’ perspective. Since leaving our contracting officers positions, we see how some of our actions as COs, while well-intended,...

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