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14Oct

Resolving Payment Issues

by Christi Gilbert

The Federal Government can normally be relied upon to pay contractors on a timely basis. It’s the responsibility of the contractor to submit accurate and timely invoices to ensure prompt payment. The implementation of the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) system has provided a way to submit invoices electronically which are approved and processed electronically. WAWF...

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16Sep

Case Study: A Tale of Two CPARS

by Shelley Hall

I freely admit that most of the time while I was a CO, I really didn’t pay much attention to CPARS ratings.  While doing operational contracting work, the dollar value rarely exceeded the threshold to require a performance rating.  And if they did, the contractors always accepted a satisfactory rating and we moved on. But...

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26Aug

The Proposal Is Submitted. Now what?

by Vicky Strycharske

Proposals take a lot of time and effort to put together and submit, especially in the services world. Often, they require detailed written technical approaches on how you are going to perform the contract, as well as a variety of written plans for how you will manage the contract, provide the staff, and perform quality...

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15Jul

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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29Apr

Pay Attention to OCIs or Pay the Cost

by Troy Small

If your company is active in the federal market performing on existing contracts and competing for new contracts, then you should pay attention to Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI).  An Organizational conflict of interest means that because of other activities or relationships with other entities, a person or entity is unable or potentially unable to...

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