• October 18, 2021

    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.

  • December 5, 2020

    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. 

  • November 27, 2020

    In this episode of TAC Talks, the hosts present a peak behind the federal acquisition curtain on evaluations.

  • October 27, 2020

    In this episode of TAC Talks, we discuss “The Debrief.” If you've ever been involved in government contracting, you're more than likely familiar with debriefings, but the question is, Are we getting as much out of them as possible?

  • October 13, 2020

    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.

  • September 29, 2020

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