The topic of “Federal government contracting” is huge. It’s too huge, we decided, to just start creating our Contracting Officer podcast sessions(on a wide array of topics)without some sort of structure. To address this, we separate the sessions into groups to align them with the chronological phases of the government acquisition process. We call these phases theAcquisition Time Zones. These Time Zones help our listeners understand the content on each podcast session by knowing where it fits in the overall buying process.The Time Zones are, in chronological order:
The Requirements Zone
The Market Research Zone
The Request for Proposal (or “RFP”) Zone
The Source Selection Zone.
This podcast session gives a brief overview of these Time Zones. We will cover each Time Zone in more detail in future sessions as well.