If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)
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FAR Part 16.401 describes incentive contracts. Incentives fall into 3 general categories: cost, performance, and schedule.
Kevin and Paul discuss cost incentives (FAR 16.402-1) and provide an overview of how cost incentives are structured.
Learn why profit is not necessarily the only motivator and how the law of unintended consequences can wreak havoc on any incentive contract.
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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!)

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FAR 2.101 defines small business. Everything else is a large business.  Most companies, however, are not very small yet not really large.

Kevin and Paul discuss the many shades of “large small” businesses and “small large” businesses.  Learn some of the challenges that companies on the cusp face as they transition from small to large in the Government’s eyes.

Find out how the Government can target different sized “large” businesses during the market research and RFP zones.  You’ll also gain an appreciation of the compliance burdens that large businesses face in the Government market.

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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!)

This episode is brought to you by IB Supply.  ibSupply.com is your one-stop source for timely delivery of best value products. As a preferred source of supply, and an award winning AbilityOne provider, ibSupply.com offers access to thousands of products with compliance filters for hassle-free procurement. With FREE shipping and next-day delivery options, ibSupply.com’s quality service is unmatched. Shop ibSupply.com today!

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Continuing our interview series, Kevin talks to Matt Jeffery, a former Government Contracting Officer who now works as a Contracts Manager for Ball Aerospace.  Matt shares incredible insight gleaned from his experience at multiple Government Agencies as well as his time with Industry.

Learn why communication and building relationships between Government and Industry remain the most important aspects of every Government acquisition program.

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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!)

This episode is brought to you by IB Supply.  ibSupply.com is your one-stop source for timely delivery of best value products. As a preferred source of supply, and an award winning AbilityOne provider, ibSupply.com offers access to thousands of products with compliance filters for hassle-free procurement. With FREE shipping and next-day delivery options, ibSupply.com’s quality service is unmatched. Shop ibSupply.com today!

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Kevin and Paul discuss the variables that impact Industry’s ability to provide resources (meaning people) to meet the Government’s requirements.  These issues impact both service contracts and development contracts – anywhere that contractors must hire employees.

Learn how both the Government and Industry sometimes contribute to problems hiring and maintaining employees throughout the execution of a contract and tips for how to avoid these problems.  As always, communication between Government and Industry is key to recognizing when staffing problems may be encountered during the acquisition and execution zones.

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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!)

This episode is brought to you by IB Supply.  ibSupply.com is your one-stop source for timely delivery of best value products. As a preferred source of supply, and an award winning AbilityOne provider, ibSupply.com offers access to thousands of products with compliance filters for hassle-free procurement. With FREE shipping and next-day delivery options, ibSupply.com’s quality service is unmatched. Shop ibSupply.com today!

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The Government Fiscal Year (GFY is the common acronym) runs 1 October through 30 September.  The last month of the GFY has the potential for great drama because Government funds have an expiration date. (check out Ep. 019 “Colors of Money” for more on that)

Kevin and Paul talk through what happens in Government acquisition offices at the end of the fiscal year and offer some simple recommendations for both Government and Industry to help reduce the panic and stress that September often brings.

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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!)

This episode is brought to you by IB Supply.  ibSupply.com is your one-stop source for timely delivery of best value products. As a preferred source of supply, and an award winning AbilityOne provider, ibSupply.com offers access to thousands of products with compliance filters for hassle-free procurement. With FREE shipping and next-day delivery options, ibSupply.com’s quality service is unmatched. Shop ibSupply.com today!

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Special guest Shelley Hall joins Paul for a tutorial on the 8(a) Business Development Program.  The 8(a) Program is intended to help socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society.  Learn the requirements that must be met to be certified as an 8(a) company and how the program helps to develop small disadvantaged businesses.

You’ll also gain perspective on how the preference given to 8(a) companies can result in fast and easy contract awards and how large businesses can benefit from the 8(a) program.

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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.