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15Jul
2019

Beneficial Occupancy

by Tim Griggs

In a recent Skyway staff meeting, I mentioned that I had nearly finished the construction of a new, improved chicken coop. (NOTE – My family and I live on a small acreage that is almost, but not quite, a hobby farm; we have chickens, dogs, kittens and a few ducks and geese.) Anyway, to relate...

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8Jul
2019

Overchoice

by Kevin Jans

Ever noticed how many different types of Cheerios there are at the grocery store? At the risk of sounding “old”, I find myself aghast at the number of choices compared to when I was a veracious Cheerio eater (in high school). The most notable addition to the Cheerio bevvy: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios. While that...

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1Jul
2019

Contractors Participating in Source Selection

by Steve Lucianetti

It has been discussed many times in the Ask a CO forum about the blending of contractor and government personnel in the workplace.   I recently got a call from a Naval Officer who had been one of my customers when I was a PCO, who has a large workforce of contractor personnel in his office. ...

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24Jun
2019

Proposal Color Teams – Part 3

by Wendy Frieman

This is the third in a series about proposal reviews. The purpose of a review is to improve the quality of the final proposal document and the previous two blog posts explained why reviews are both difficult and necessary. If you are not familiar with proposal color reviews (pink team, red team, etc.), it would...

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17Jun
2019

I Just Want to Help!

by Steve Lucianetti

Service contracts provide an opportunity for contractors and government personnel to get close.  Contractors get to be part of the team and take pride and ownership in the work that they are supporting.  Working day to day in the office with government personnel sometimes blurs lines and contractors find themselves facing a difficult choice. Support...

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