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TAC Talks S2 E5: Program Management in acquisition

In Series 2, Episode 5 of VAs TAC Talks podcast, the hosts discuss program management in acquisition. The application of program management best practices within the acquisition framework increases transparency, empowers business owners and stakeholders to drive key decisions, and enhances VA’s efforts to efficiently and effectively acquire goods and services within the established cost, schedule and scope of the procurement.

By |November 26th, 2021|TAC Talks, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on TAC Talks S2 E5: Program Management in acquisition

TAC Talks S2 #1: The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 13 and 15 require Contracting Officers to purchase goods and services from responsible sources at a fair and reasonable price. Meaning, a price that a prudent businessperson would pay for an item or service under competitive market conditions and reasonable knowledge of the marketplace. This is done for every contract action through a number of proposal analysis techniques and procedures defined by regulation, which are documented through written evidence to support that the price is fair and reasonable. This is particularly important, and required, in Government Contracting because we are stewards of taxpayer dollars.

By |October 18th, 2021|TAC Talks, VA Podcast Network|3 Comments

TAC Talks

TAC Talks Tac Talks Come for a peak behind the federal acquisition curtain as we gain insights from acquisition professionals at the US Department of Veterans Affairs and dissect varying relevant topics.  In this five-episode series we will explore topics such as proposal evaluations, innovation, debriefs, and more!  Listen to [...]

By |March 19th, 2021|Comments Off on TAC Talks

TAC Talks #5: Proposal Evaluations

In the previous TAC Talks podcast, we discussed the multi-step evaluation process and technical demonstrations. In this episode, we focus on more traditional proposal evaluations and techniques that speak broader than just a Technical Volume. 

By |December 5th, 2020|TAC Talks, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on TAC Talks #5: Proposal Evaluations

TAC Talks #2: Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG)

In this second episode of TAC Talks for the VA Podcast Network, the VA Technology Acquisition Center talks about the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract.

By |October 13th, 2020|TAC Talks, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on TAC Talks #2: Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG)

TAC Talks #1: Michele Foster and the Federal Acquisition Process

In this first episode of TAC Talks podcast, Michelle Foster takes listeners behind the scenes in the federal acquisition process.

By |September 29th, 2020|TAC Talks, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on TAC Talks #1: Michele Foster and the Federal Acquisition Process

Chats with the Chief: VA Researcher Dr. Russ Huber talks about his work in VA PTSD Research 

VHA Chief of Staff Jon Jensen talks post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with Veteran Dr. Russ Huber, director of the PTSD Brain Bank at the VA Boston Healthcare System. 

By |October 13th, 2021|Health, Videos|4 Comments
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