If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)

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A service contract directly engages the time and effort of a contractor to perform an identifiable task rather than to furnish an end item of supply. This could be maintenance, repair, housekeeping and base services, advisory and assistance services…the list is endless.

Kevin and Paul discuss the nature of service contracts and how they differ from contracts for commodities or systems.  Learn why the color of money (Episode 019) drives the structure and administration of service contracts.  You’ll also gain an understanding of how the law of supply and demand can have devastating impact on a service contract if either Government or Industry tries to ignore it!


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.