FEDERAL ACQUISITION CONSULTING LLC
Do you sell to the federal government?
The federal government is a lucrative customer. But because they also control the laws and regulations concerning contracting with them, they can also be a dangerous customer.
Complete, up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of federal acquisition regulations is vital to any firm seeking to do business with the government.
Federal Acquisition Consulting can help you.
It’s a jungle out there . . .
Federal acquisition, with its interlocking, counter-intuitive and ever-growing body of laws, regulations and directives, is a complicated field – so much so, that the Office of Personnel Management, the government’s own HR office, classifies government procurement as a professional field, similar to doctors, lawyers and engineers. To comprehend the full sweep of the field takes years of specialized duties and training, and exposure to a panoply of acquisition situations. And the government’s failure to train its own acquisition professionals correctly has led to the even more dangerous situation where the contracting officers and contract specialists your firm deals with often don’t know the correct laws and regulations themselves!
Experience you can trust
I am old-school. I have over 30 years of experience in federal contracting in both DOD and civilian agencies, and have been directly involved in the formulation or implementation of many of the field’s changes and innovations over the years. For decades, I was a contracting officer with an unlimited warrant and supervisor to many contract specialists, and I have taught federal procurement topics at the college level for over 20 years. When you want answers to your federal acquisition questions, you want someone like me who has been in the front lines of government contracting, before you talk to a procurement lawyer who perhaps lacks real-world experience with the day-to-day operations of the government’s contracting activities. And as a first step, I’m not as expensive as a lawyer.
Keep up to date!
Many small or new businesses seeking to do business with the federal government lack the resources to have a full-time acquisition specialist. I can provide quick, ad hoc research and advice on all aspects of federal contracting on an as-needed basis. Think of me as your own on-call contracting officer – without having to buy another desk and chair.
Don’t get lost!
Trying to navigate the acquisition waters in dealing with the federal government – especially if something goes wrong – can be frustrating and dangerous. Impartial and innovative advice from an acquisition professional can cut through the fog and save your firm thousands of dollars.
In federal contracting, there is always something new – performance-based contracting, earned value management, new socioeconomic goals, and whatever changes next week brings. Federal Acquisition Consulting tracks all the laws, the new regulations, the latest innovations in the field and assists your firm in keeping up to date.
We offer . . .
· Dispassionate, unbiased, expert advice on acquisition issues. Should we file a protest? How does the government grade our proposal? What are our options in a contract dispute? What are our responsibilities in subcontracting goals?
· Compact, one-day live online sessions on the federal acquisition world for your firm’s technical, management and support staff
· Customized training sessions on any aspect of contracting that is impacting your firm.
· Regular sessions on changes and updates in federal contracting rules so your firm can stay current
· I can provide advice and/or training on an hourly or retainer basis.
And if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, you’ll receive our free monthly newsletter on current acquisition topics and changes, at no cost.
You’re not alone
The federal government awards contracts worth over $500 billion every year. There’s no reason that the government’s own convoluted, confusing -- and yes, sometimes stupid – acquisition rules should keep your firm from participating in this overwhelming spending. Let Federal Acquisition Consulting help you navigate the minefield.
Give us a call at (505) 205-6914, or email us at email@example.com