396 – What is a Red Team Review?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul discuss the process that industry uses to review proposals prior to final submittal. Listen…

395 – OTAs and Consortia (with Mica Dolan

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin talks Other Transactions and consortia with Mica Dolan, Chief Operating Officer at Advanced Technology International (ATI)….

394 – Three sides of the GovCon Triangle

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) We spend a lot of time on the podcast talking about the Acquisition Time Zones and the…

392 – Thresholds and Objectives

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul talk government source selection evaluation criteria. Listen and learn how using threshold requirements and…

390 – Amend vs Modify

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul describe the process of amending a government solicitation. Listen and learn why (as always)…

380 – What is an OTA?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul discuss OTAs – Other Transaction Authority, a non FAR/DFARS based, legally binding instrument –…

378 – What is Contract Scope?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul describe the Contracting Officer’s scope determination and how it impacts the government’s ability to…

377 – How are MAC IDIQs used?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Starting off the new year with acronym soup. MAC (multi-agency contracts or multi-award contracts) IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery…

368 – What is Privity of Contract?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul talk relationships and how the government, prime contractors, and subcontractors must take care in…

363 – What is a Show Cause Notice?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul discuss the final step before a Contracting Officer terminates a government contract, the “show…

358 – Unequal Exchanges

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul describe a key feature of government source selections, FAR 15.306’s prohibition on favoring one…

355 – What is a Cure Notice?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Cure notice? It’s not as good as it sounds. Kevin and Paul describe this element of the…

346 – What is a Contract Vehicle?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul discuss why government acquisition pros may choose to use to award new work through…

342 – Colors of Money

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) What does “Color of Money” mean? Kevin and Paul describe why the color of money matters and…

336 – LPTA Update

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Lowest Price Technical Acceptable (LPTA) is an acquisition strategy that recently become controversial enough that acquisition regulations…

332 – The Selection Zone

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul discuss the Selection Zone, the last of the four Acquisition Time Zones. (Episode 317…

330 – Doing Business With The VA (w/David Geary)

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Paul talks about common acquisition practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs with special guest David Geary,…

328 – The RFP Zone

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul discuss the RFP Zone, the third of the four Acquisition Time Zones. (Episode 317…

327 – What is an Independent Monitor?

If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) What can happen when a contractor breaks the rules? We’ve talked about suspension and debarment, the extreme…