Some of us in the 1102 community have called for a TurboTax like solution to picking contract clauses for the past few years. Well, DOD has answered our prayers. http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA001481-13-DPAP.pdf
Posts By Sterling Whitehead
The sequester is looking more likely, so what are you doing to adapt if your paycheck is cut 20%? Here are a few things you can do: Revisit your budget. Develop a new budget baseline. Include the things you absolutely must have. This means your rent/morgage, utilities, groceries and transportation budgets. Track them with Mint.Read… Read more »
NCMA’s December 2012 flagship publication, Contract Management, published the article Comparative Best Practices in Public Sector Contracting — How the FAR Excels in the Socioeconomic Perspective. The piece provides a brief breakdown of five major procurement regimes including the the European Union’s Procurement Directives used by the European Union and the U.S.’s Federal Acquisition Regulation.Read… Read more »
You probably have a New Year’s resolution. It may be losing 15 lbs. It may be spending an extra hour each week with your family. I have a few, but one is specific to government contracting: providing better customer service. One of the recurring themes of this blog is government contract specialists are in theRead… Read more »
Last month’s poll for “How Did You Get Started as an 1102″ is closed and the results are in. There were 52 responses in total. It’s worth looking at how many votes were for “Other”. While this poll is not scientific by any means, a sizeable portion of people that first became 1102s through anotherRead… Read more »
Tell the readers some general information such as your name, where you live, and what recreational activities you enjoy. My name is Renée LeFever. I live in Minnesota and enjoy horseback riding and raising Schipperke dogs. Where do you work right now? What do you do? Currently I am working for the Natural Resources ConservationRead… Read more »
After using all three in a professional setting for a few years, I think these are some general notes that can help new government contract specialists. Phone Negotiations First, I prefer phone negotiations. They’re usually faster than the alternative and don’t give either side much time to delay, meaning neither side overanalyzes its interests toRead… Read more »
All Things Sterling now has 4 free downloads on Government Contract Specialist Basics and also has an option to submit guest blog posts. Hopefully these can help those learning and getting into the profession.
For the next 24 hours, All Things Sterling is having a free giveaway for a paperback copy of Federal Resume Guidebook: Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Resume. To enter, a comment at Facebook, Twitter (#atsgiveaway), LinkedIn, or GovLoop will get you one entry chance a piece, with up to four entries for all fourRead… Read more »
As far as I know, nobody has ever attempted a poll to gather this data. So if you’re an 1102 (federal contracts employee, how did you first join the workforce? Poll: How did you first join the 1102 workforce?