• TAC Talks S2 E5: Program Management in acquisition

    In Series 2, Episode 5 of VAs TAC Talks podcast, the hosts discuss program management in acquisition. The application of program management best practices within the acquisition framework increases transparency, empowers business owners and stakeholders to drive key decisions, and enhances VA’s efforts to efficiently and effectively acquire goods and services within the established cost, schedule and scope of the procurement.

  • TAC Talks: S2E4: Innovation in acquisition

    In Series 2, Episode 4 of the VA Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) podcast, TAC Talks, we discuss “Innovation in Acquisition.”

  • TAC Talks S2 E3: Category Management

    In Series 2, Episode 3 of the VA Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) podcast, TAC Talks, we discuss category management.

  • TAC Talks: S2 #2: TAC engineering tech tips

    In Series 2, Episode 2 of  VA's Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) podcast, TAC Talks, we discuss TAC engineering tech tips.

  • TAC Talks S2 #1: The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

    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.

  • TAC Talks #5: Proposal Evaluations

    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. 

  • TAC Talks #4: Multi-Step Advisory Evaluations

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

  • TAC Talks #3: The Debrief

    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?

  • TAC Talks #2: Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG)

    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.

  • TAC Talks #1: Michele Foster and the Federal Acquisition Process

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

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