The last 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 what happens after industry submits their proposals in response to an RFP.  Topics include the types of communication that are allowed between Government and industry during the evaluation process, what the Government team goes through in order to complete their evaluation and select a winner, and the importance of schedule to both industry and the Government.

Zone 4 – The Source Selection Zone

The third 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 what information must be included in a Government Request for Proposals, what types of communications are allowed during this part of the acquisition process, and what really happens after the RFP is released on both the Government and Industry sides.

Zone 3 – RFP Zone

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 market research the Government uses and what Government and Industry are doing (or should be doing) during this phase of the acquisition cycle.  As always, communication between Government and Industry is stressed to make the process faster and improve results.  (and make it easier on everyone involved!)

Zone 2 – Market Research Zone

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 the Government creates and refines their requirements.  The discussion covers real world examples of what the Government is doing (or should be doing) and what Industry is doing (or should be doing) during this phase of the acquisition process.

Zone 1