If you’re thinking about looking for new jobs in 2018, now is the time to prepare. New developments/task orders in the overseas contracting industry will be happening including (probably) LOGCAP V.
The Army extended the time line for industry to respond to its solicitation for LOGCAP V, but the deadline is still this month.
Updated LOGCAP V Deadline:
Amendment 0003 to the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) V request for proposal extended the proposal due date and time to 26 February 2018 at 4pm Central.
The projected award date has also been delayed from September 13th to October 10th.
Structured as an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, LOGCAP V would have a five-year initial ordering period, running from 10/10/2018 to 10/09/2023.
These could be followed by five one-year options.
Companies will start posting “maybe if we win” jobs.
As I write this today, Tuesday February 6th, there are 82 companies on FBO’s Interested Vendors List for LOGCAP V.
So you will start seeing many companies trying to compile resumes by posting jobs with some version of this hidden in the description: “contingent upon contract award”.
LOGCAP V has a critical element that will make this necessary.
Previous LOGCAP versions allowed anywhere from 1-6 months to respond to Task Order Request Proposals.
The new version allows 4 days. And when task orders are won, companies need to be able to staff and execute immediately.
So you have to be ready.
Follow these five steps to be better prepared for 2018:
1. Update and polish your resume, and have it ready in Word and PDF formats.
Be ready to send it at a moment’s notice. Be sure to include your latest job, new credentials, courses and certifications, and new accomplishments. Make sure your contact information is up to date.
2. Have a 1-2 page corporate version of your Federal resume ready.
If you built your resume using USAJOBS.gov Federal resume builder, make sure you have a corporate version geared towards your most likely positions.
3. Have your paperwork in order, organized in an easy to find file.
Make sure you have clearly scanned copies of certificates, DD214, and other important papers. Check your passport for expiration date, and a number of blank visa pages.
4. Have a list of references ready with updated contact information.
Make sure the references know what you’d like them to say or emphasize.
5. Do you know who you know?
Now is the time to start looking at your network. Can you reach out to them if necessary? Browsing Linkedin connections is a good way to remember people you might have worked with, but forgotten.
5 reasons to consider having your resume done professionally:
1. You wrote it yourself.
2. You have a gut feeling something is not quite right with it.
3. You used a free template found online or in Microsoft Word.
4. You’ve had no response from companies.
5. You haven’t updated it in a long time.
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