If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)
Welcome to the Honeymoon Zone! Possibly the happiest time in a contract life cycle for both Government and Industry. (or you can read sarcasm into that sentence)
Kevin and Paul introduced the Execution Zones in Episode 84. The Execution Zones are a helpful way to envision where and how certain topics fit into the Government contracting world. The Execution Zones are the post-award companions to the Acquisition Time Zones and are referenced in many episodes. In chronological order, they are:
1) The Honeymoon Zone
2) The Performance Zone
3) The Recompete Zone
4) The Wrap-up Zone
Much like the Acquisition Time Zones, the Execution Zones are cyclical, but using contract award the as “beginning” is the easiest way to think about them. Starting with contract award, we enter the Honeymoon Zone. Learn what happens during the first days and weeks after contract award and why a contract kickoff meeting is valuable for both sides.
As always, communication between Government and Industry counterpart is vital to successful contract performance. The Honeymoon Zone is where the standard is set for future communications that can make or break your program’s performance.
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.