If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)
Contracting Officers must determine that a company is responsible before awarding a contract. How does a small company that has never done business with the Government convince the Contracting Officer that they are responsible?
Paul welcomes special guest (and Skyway contracting officer) Shelley Hall to discuss Certificates of Competency. (FAR 19.601) Small businesses may not be able to meet the FAR requirements for responsibility, this doesn’t mean they can’t perform, just that they haven’t yet developed the history and expected documentation. A Certificate of Competency is sort of a “blessing” from the Small Business Administration that allows these small businesses to get contract awards.
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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.