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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

Podcasts:

 057 What is Industry Day? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2065

Listen and Learn… What is an Industry Day? What goals should the Government accomplish during the event? How should Industry prepare for an Industry Day? Kevin and Paul describe what an Industry Day can be (and should be) and some common reasons...

 056 What is an Unauthorized Commitment? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1535

Listen and Learn… What is an Unauthorized Commitment? (UA) What makes it Unauthorized? What is a Ratification? Only a Government Contracting Officer can obligate the Government to acquire goods and/or services, but…..sometimes it sure seems like...

 055 What is an OCI? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1625

Listen and Learn… Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) has become a very important issue for Government contractors as the Government’s perception of and sensitivity to OCI has changed over the last few years. Agencies have updated their policies...

 054 Encore - The 80/20 Rule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1177

Listen and Learn… In this Special Holiday ENCORE episode - Kevin and Paul discuss the Contracting Officer Podcast’s 80/20 rule. This is one of the earliest and most popular CO Podcasts, presented again “in case you missed it” because the concept shows...

 053 What is a Notification to Unsuccessful Offerors (You Lost…) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1370

Listen and Learn… Unlike in commercial industry, the Government is required to notify bidders that they’ve lost a bid. Kevin and Paul explain what information the Government can and cannot share in the notification as well as why a more informative...

 052 What Kevin and Paul Wish They Knew... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1920

Cast: 052 Title: What Kevin and Paul Wish They Knew… Zone: Zoneless Listen and Learn… One Year of the Contracting Officer Podcast! In this special episode Kevin and Paul look back at the beginning of the CO Podcast and answer the most...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

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