Listen and Learn…What is a small business set-aside? Why would the Government allow only small businesses to bid on some opportunities?

In this ENCORE presentation, Kevin and Paul discuss the different types of small business set-asides and why they are important for both large and small businesses to understand.  Learn how the Government can benefit from utilizing more small businesses and some of the pitfalls that can trip up a small business set-aside acquisition.  Learn how small businesses can influence Government acquisition offices to set business aside for small businesses only and why large businesses should pay careful attention to business size standards for every acquisition.

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Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer created the Contracting Officer Podcast to help Government and Industry acquisition professionals understand more about how the other side thinks.  Admittedly, the podcast’s name sounds very limiting, but it’s not just for contracting officers or even just for those in the contracting profession.  Anyone with an interest in the Federal acquisition world can benefit from the insight and down-to-earth explanations of complicated topics provided by the hosts.

The Contracting Officer Podcast is excited to announce that Kevin and Paul are speaking at the inaugural Government Contract Pricing Summit. The Government Contract Pricing (GCP) Summit 2016 is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together government acquisition professionals as well as pricing analysts, estimators and contract professionals from private industry. This is a unique opportunity for pricing and acquisition professionals to learn, network and share ideas with their government and industry counterparts.

The Government Contract Pricing Summit is two full days of education and networking in sunny San Diego! (June 21-23)  Gain the upper-hand over your competition by learning proposal pricing best practices, networking with pricing and procurement professionals and acquiring valuable insight from industry and government leaders.

The top 7 reasons you need to attend:

  1. Participate in Educational Workshops
  2. Learn Pricing Strategies from Industry Leaders
  3. Exchange Pricing and Procurement Best Practices
  4. Professional Development Opportunities
  5. Hear from Government Speakers
  6. Network with Pricing and Procurement Professionals
  7. Training Takes Place in Sunny San Diego!

 

The Government Contract Pricing Summit is co-hosted by Executive Business Services, Inc., makers of PROPRICER™, the #1 proposal pricing and cost analysis software used by federal agencies and small to large government contractors and PRICE Systems, the cost estimation partner selected by 19 of the top 20 aerospace and defense contractors.

 

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Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer created the Contracting Officer Podcast to help Government and Industry acquisition professionals understand more about how the other side thinks.  Admittedly, the podcast’s name sounds very limiting, but it’s not just for contracting officers or even just for those in the contracting profession.  Anyone with an interest in the Federal acquisition world can benefit from the insight and down-to-earth explanations of complicated topics provided by the hosts.

This episode is brought to you by PROPRICER™, the #1 proposal pricing and cost analysis software used by federal agencies and small to large government contractors. Visit www.PROPRICER.com/podcast to learn more or request a demonstration. You’ll be glad you did!

Listen and Learn… What does Price Reasonableness mean?  The Government must make a determination that the price is fair and reasonable before awarding a contract.  During source selections, prices are usually assessed to be reasonable, accurate, and complete before award.

Kevin and Paul discuss how price reasonableness is determined by the Government during source selections and negotiations. Learn why this subjective determination can be so difficult in the Government contracting world and why it is incumbent upon Industry to clearly explain their pricing strategy in enough detail for the Government to make this determination.

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Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer created the Contracting Officer Podcast to help Government and Industry acquisition professionals understand more about how the other side thinks.  Admittedly, the podcast’s name sounds very limiting, but it’s not just for contracting officers or even just for those in the contracting profession.  Anyone with an interest in the Federal acquisition world can benefit from the insight and down-to-earth explanations of complicated topics provided by the hosts.

Thanks again to our sponsor, PROPRICER ™.

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you.

What is an ACRN? Yes, another confusing Government acquisition term.  ACRN is an acronym for Accounting Classification Reference Number.

Kevin and Paul explain how ACRNs are used and why both Government and Industry need to pay attention to ACRNs in order to keep the contracting (and billing) process moving along efficiently.

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Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer created the Contracting Officer Podcast to help Government and Industry acquisition professionals understand more about how the other side thinks. Admittedly, the podcast’s name sounds very limiting. It is not just for contracting officers or even just for those in the contracting profession.

Anyone with an interest in the Federal acquisition world can benefit from the insight and down-to-earth explanations of complicated topics provided by the hosts.

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you.

The Federal Government proposal writing and source selection process is full of myth and mystery for the Industry players writing the proposals and the Government employees (and support contractors) who are responsible for evaluating proposals and selecting a winner.

Kevin and Paul play Mythbusters and tackle five common proposal and source selection “myths” to root out misperceptions in the acquisition process.

Listen and Learn the truth behind these common myths:

1) “The evaluators already know what we can do. We don’t have to explain it.” (2:20)

2) “The small details don’t matter” (6:00)

3) “Proposals are good marketing tool” (11:18)

4) “The “shotgun” sales approach is an effective way to win business” (15:08)

5) “You can win work you first find on fedbizops.gov after the RFP is released” (17:08)

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Get access to one-on-one insights, time-saving tools, and CO-centric training resources to be ready to take advantage of opportunities each time they knock.

The Skyway Connection© Community was created specifically to help small companies expand their knowledge and capabilities, and to increase their competitive position in federal government acquisitions.

Learn more at: https://skywayacquisition.com/connect

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to Skyway Insight© Webinars
  • Unlimited access to The RFP Score™
  • Access to Ask a Contracting Officer Forum™
  • Priority Access to Skyway Team for Skyway Insight, capture, proposal support