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29Oct

Post Award Debriefs for Awardees

by Scott Syring

After receiving notification that your proposal was selected for award, the last thing you are thinking about is to request a debrief.  Some companies may even be of the mindset that it does not matter how they got there, so long as they got the award — the debriefing is only for the unsuccessful offeror. ...

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22Oct

When the Government is the Supplier

by Steve Lucianetti

This blog is really for the contracting people out there that buy hardware.  The government is always looking to reduce cost when buying hardware systems.  If there is a production contract for anything these days, most prime vendors purchase many components from sub-contractors.  In my experience I have seen the Government make the decision to...

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1Oct

We’re Late, but It’s Not Our Fault……

by Steve Lucianetti

How often has a CO heard that!   In some cases, it can be true and that is usually when the government itself has caused delays because of their failure to act in a timely manner. Government caused delays can occur in many ways.  For example, on a services contract, delays may occur because facilities or...

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24Sep

Contract Closeout

by Tim Griggs

One of my first tasks as a newly-warranted Contracting Officer was to process DD Form 1594 – Contract Completion Statements for old, completed contracts that had not yet been officially closed. This means that the work had been completed, the final invoice had been paid, and the account ledger for the funds expended had been...

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3Sep

Drink before You’re Thirsty

by Kevin Jans

Believe it or not, despite putting out over 200 podcast episodes over the last 4 years, I still managed to find time to volunteer with my kids’ sports (it’s amazing how many things are transferrable from business to youth sports…and vice versa. However, that’s a rabbit hole for another day). I have been helping coach...

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