If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)

What does a COTR do?  What can a COR direct a contractor to do? What is outside the scope of their authority?  In this special encore episode you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more as Kevin and Paul discuss the role of Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (alternately known as Contracting Officer Representatives).  Gain new knowledge or refresh your understanding of why the Government appoints COTRs and CORs and why it is important for both Government and Industry to understand their responsibilities, authority, and limitations.

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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

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.

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. (not just for Contracting Officers!)

The Federal government uses the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/) to classify businesses and collect statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.  NAICS codes define companies of all types based on the activities in which they are primarily engaged. The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses the NAICS as a basis for its size standards, which determines whether a business is considered large or small for each applicable NAICS code.

Paul discusses NAICS Codes with special guest Shelley Hall and explains what they are, how they are used, and why it is important for both Government and Industry to understand NAICS codes.

Learn how misuse of NAICS codes can skew the Government’s market research and how Industry can use NAICS codes strategically to eliminate potential competitors.

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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

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.

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.

This episode is brought to you by the Government Contract Pricing Summit, the groundbreaking pricing event bringing together government and industry!

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Contracting Officers are required to make a determination that a contractor is “responsible” before awarding a contract.   How do they do that if there is little (or no) publicly available information on a company?  Answer: Conduct a Pre-Award Survey.

Kevin and Paul discuss the Pre-Award Survey process including benefits and pitfalls for both Government and Industry.

Learn why Industry should take responsibility for demonstrating they are capable of performing the work required by the contract and how to help the Government make a responsibility determination without resorting to a Pre-Award Survey.

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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. (not just for Contracting Officers!)

Government Contracting Officers are required to make a determination that a contractor is “responsible” before awarding a contract.  (FAR 9.104)  This determination requires a review of the contractor’s financial resources, performance record, and business capabilities. (among other things…)

Kevin and Paul discuss why it is important for industry to understand how the Government evaluates responsibility and why Government Contracting Officers should be prepared to help small businesses pass this test.

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Join the Skyway Connection© Community!

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

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. (not just for Contracting Officers!)

What happens if you don’t submit your proposal by the time specified in the RFP?  Are you automatically eliminated?  Can the Government accept and evaluate it anyway?

Kevin and Paul discuss the final step of the proposal process…submitting it!  Time has run out and the proposal is complete, ready or not.  What happens if you’re late?  FAR 15.208 covers submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of proposals.  Learn the rules for how the Government handles proposals between the due date and award of the resulting contract and why this can be a stressful time for both sides.

If you need help with the Government market...

Join the Skyway Connection© Community!

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

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.