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, 149 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.

    297 - What is a Letter Contract?

    297 - What is a Letter Contract?

    If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Letter contracts are a special type of contract that allow the Government to authorize a contractor to start work immediately when there isn't...

    • 26 min
    296 - What is a Contracting Officer? (Redux)

    296 - What is a Contracting Officer? (Redux)

    If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)Kevin and Paul describe the role and responsibilities of the Contracting Officer from a FAR perspective and a practical perspective.   Learn...

    • 25 min
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    • 51 sec
    295 - Buried Treasure

    295 - Buried Treasure

    If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)When you're looking for buried treasure, it's helpful to have a map.  GovCon presents you with a map to contract award - if you choose to use...

    • 24 min
    294 - What is a “Competent” Contractor?

    294 - What is a “Competent” Contractor?

    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...

    • 20 min
    293 - Past Performance Advantage (Part 4)

    293 - Past Performance Advantage (Part 4)

    If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)In Part 1 of our past performance series (Episode 267) we covered the factors the government uses in evaluating past performance and what they...

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 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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