Karen Long

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Why Meeting the Financial Forecast is Not Good Enough

If your company is meeting its forecast and running as effectively as possible, then you don’t need to read any further. However, this would infer that your company is perfect; and I don’t believe a perfect company exists. Why is meeting a forecast “not good enough”? Unless your company is doing everything “right” and there’s …

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Debriefings-The Information Offerors are Entitled (and not Entitled)

I have previously mentioned “Lessons Learned” under “Business Development Quick Tips and Reminders”, which is essentially an internal debriefing. Therefore, this e-zine I am covering external debriefings, aka debriefings with the Government, FAR 15.506. Regardless of whether you win or lose, I recommend requesting a debriefing with the Government. If you lose, you can obtain …

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How to Maximize Profit on Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Service Contracts

Recently, I prepared an Estimate at Completion (EAC) for one of Streamline’s clients for a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract. This is a service we recommend and provide to companies to project and see whether they are on-target, under-performing, or over-performing financially. For those who are new to Government Contracts or are not involved on …

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Small Business: Questions and Answers (Clarification)

1. Scenario: A competitive solicitation is released as a small-business set-aside, specifically as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB). The Government does not receive any proposals. Question: Will the solicitation be released as full and open? Answer: (Clarification) If the Government has done the required market research and the research showed that the Government should expect to receive at least …

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Advantages of Utilizing a Contracts Manager and When to Contact an Attorney

There are advantages to utilizing a Contracts Manager (CM). However, there are also situations when the best advice is to call a lawyer. Below are examples of both: Advantages to Using a Contracts Manager (CM): CMs can save your company money! They can negotiate subcontracts and teaming agreements (TAs) in a more cost-effective manner than …

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