Who You Gonna Call? Your Contracting Officer

In our line of work, we regularly litigate protests, appeals, claims, etc., against the Government. But often, procuring and contracting issues can be resolved without the need for litigation–via a little-known method we like to call “talking things out with your CO.” There are also opportunities to communicate with your contracting officers for networking and marketing purposes that many contractors (often unnecessarily) shy away from. This article is the first of two articles that will provide you with some tips for when and how to communicate with your contracting officer. This article will focus on pre-solicitation and solicitation communications, and the next will focus on contract administration.  Read more

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