If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)
All other things being equal, awarding to the low price is the default. Kevin and Paul discuss how price evaluation impacts FAR Part 15 type acquisitions. (as opposed to micro purchases, simplified acquisition procedures, sealed bids)
Listen and learn why sometimes the Government is explicit that the lowest price will win and sometimes, whether intentionally or not, the lowest bidder is awarded the contract despite a months long source selection that evaluated thousands of pages of multi-volume proposals filled with technical details.
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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. As former government Contracting Officers who have also walked in industry’s shoes, Kevin and Paul share their perspectives in support of the podcast mission: Make government contracts better, one contract at a time.
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.