Fed Talks is a series of audio episodes featuring current issues in government contracting, offering thoughtful, bite-sized insights with rotating guests from inside and outside Baker Tilly.
This week: Category Management
On this episode of Fed Talks, we discuss the impact of the Federal Government’s category management approach to procurement with Baker Tilly team members Leo Alvarez and Michael Ryan. Questions addressed include:
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About the Host
Derek Boyd, CPA, Director
Derek consults with numerous government contractors to design and build compliant cost accounting and business systems in accordance with FAR, CAS, and DFARS requirements and industry best practices. Derek has supported contractors in both a consultative and internal capacity for over a dozen years, working directly with contractors and their government stakeholders.
About the Guests
Leo Alvarez, CFCM, Senior Manager
Leo has over 12 years of experience working with federal contractors and their legal counsel to identify, quantify and manage government contract risk. In addition to consulting regularly on operational and compliance matters related to GSA/VA Federal Supply Schedule contracts, including audit and litigation support, Leo frequently supports clients on capture efforts related to Best-in-Class (BIC) contract solutions.
Michael Ryan, CFCM
Coming from a large defense contractor, Mike works with contractors of all sizes in areas of proposal development, contract management, negotiation, and pricing. Mike works to devise strategic bidding and price-to-win strategies in compliance with FAR principles.
About the Producer
Andrew Graziano, Senior Consultant
Andrew has been with Baker Tilly for over 2 years and has spent that time working with government contractors on a wide variety of compliance matters. In particular, Andrew has experience with incurred cost proposals, indirect rate modeling, price proposal preparation, cost impact analysis, and commercial sales practice disclosures. In his spare time, he produces and edits this Fed Talks podcast.