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

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Special guest Shelley Hall joins Paul for a tutorial on the 8(a) Business Development Program.  The 8(a) Program is intended to help socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society.  Learn the requirements that must be met to be certified as an 8(a) company and how the program helps to develop small disadvantaged businesses.

You’ll also gain perspective on how the preference given to 8(a) companies can result in fast and easy contract awards and how large businesses can benefit from the 8(a) program.


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.