300 episodes

THE podcast for those who want to learn about the government market from the contracting officer's perspective. Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer, both former federal contracting officers, explain the rules, processes and the "why" behind government contracts. They know because they've done it.

Government Contracting Officer Podcast Kevin Jans, Paul Schauer, Contracting Officer, government Contracting, proposal management, proposal writing, targeting, contract administration, contract management, subcontracting

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    • 4.9, 150 Ratings

THE podcast for those who want to learn about the government market from the contracting officer's perspective. Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer, both former federal contracting officers, explain the rules, processes and the "why" behind government contracts. They know because they've done it.

    303 - Why SBIRs? (with Geoff Orazem from Federal Foundry)

    303 - Why SBIRs? (with Geoff Orazem from Federal Foundry)

    If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Today we welcome special guest Geoff Orazem (Eastern Foundry, Federal Foundry, Agency-Capital) and return to a semi-regular topic: SBIRs. ...

    • 31 min
    302 - The Fresh Air Test

    302 - The Fresh Air Test

    If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin and Paul discuss the common fear of exposing your work (or your ideas) to others before they are complete. Fear of critical feedback or...

    • 22 min
    301 - What is a Micro-Purchase?

    301 - What is a Micro-Purchase?

    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 this podcast talking about the complexities inherent in giant source selections government by FAR Part 15 rules....

    • 24 min
    300 - It's all about Context (and Communication)

    300 - It's all about Context (and Communication)

    If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Episode 300!  Today Kevin and Paul take a look back at what they've learned the podcast is really about.  From the first episodes to the days...

    • 26 min
    299 - The Proposal Kickoff Meeting (Step 3 of 4) with Vicki Strycharske

    299 - The Proposal Kickoff Meeting (Step 3 of 4) with Vicki Strycharske

    If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin welcomes back Vicki Strycharske to discuss best practices for proposal writing - this time focusing on the Proposal Kickoff meeting. ...

    • 28 min
    298 - Incumbentitis - ENCORE

    298 - Incumbentitis - ENCORE

    Kevin and Paul describe the symptoms of a preventable disease that often infects the incumbent contractor during a recompete: the dreaded incumbentitis.  Many recompetes are lost because the incumbent contractor becomes overconfident and fails to...

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

J. Bells ,

You need to know what both sides think.

It is extremely helpful to see how contacting is viewed from both sides of the table. As I start my journey into government contracting, I’ve been lucky enough to find this podcast, and learn as much as I can. As they say in the podcast, the 80/20 rule of government contracting is 80% Knowing the process, and 20% how you perform. At this stage, learning is the biggest focus, followed by going from $0 to $1 in government contracting. We may benefit from hearing about the first 1-5 years of other successful government contractors, but we may benefit from doing interviews ourselves. Thanks team. Jason L Bell from Minerva Ponos.

College is now simple ,

Enjoyable, informative

Topics are useful, varied, and easy to internalize. Very useful to me as a Program Manager on an IDIQ.

Fed CO ,

Love this podcast!

This podcast is an amazing learning tool! I recommend this podcast to everyone I work with.

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