Discover how Whitespace Innovations moved from a spreadsheet-based system to OneTeam's integrated capture and proposal management software platform to support their growing list of small and large businesses. Whitespace mentors more than 100 government contractor clients in the US, UK, Sweden, and Australia. In this video, Austin Boyd, Chief Executive Officer, Fred Fagan, President, and Alex Johnson, Marketing Manager discuss how Whitespace Innovations implemented OneTeam and discovered this powerful asset to support their clients.
The burden of winning government contracts often rests on the shoulders of proposal managers. They manage writers, reviewers, inputs, deadlines, and hundreds of details on multiple bids at once. Proposal managers need proactive strategies to ensure a proposal is compliant and compelling, and ultimately leads to a win for their company.
Effective color team reviews – as painful as they can be for writers to hear, and for Proposal Managers to coordinate – are a critical part of how to bid on government contracts. The proposal development process starts with capture management and integrates the BD team as you build a compelling bid. Without these important steps, we can fall into the trap of writing a great story about the wrong subject, or start to “drink our own Kool-Aid,” or simply fail to “answer the mail,” as it’s called. Color team reviews guide us in how to respond to government RFPs.
Everyone in the federal contracting business knows that pulling together a proposal requires a symphony of players, all with different strengths and expertise to cover different areas of the proposal.
Growing a healthy federal contracting business depends on submitting a consistent stream of quality proposals that meet or exceed all the requirements of the government’s Request for Proposal (RFP) at a competitive price.
The recent influx of opportunities looks promising for contractors, especially considering the overall state of the economy due to COVID-19 and its effect on the global economy. Combined with an increasing number of new and revised regulations (including the long-awaited CMMC certification), government contractors may be feeling overwhelmed with the process of balancing the two. To keep up with reviewing opportunities and developing winning proposals, business development teams are stretched to the limits, working from home, and possibly using antiquated or inefficient tools. Does the term “drinking from a firehose” ring a bell?
With millions of Americans attempting to work from home, having a cloud-based application in your business means that your business still runs, even if you can’t get into your office. But for government contractors who are planning for opportunities which may not be finalized for 9, 12, even 18 months (hopefully long after the COVID-19 pandemic has concluded), a remote solution is more of a permanent change.
The Pipeline. The source of information, the holding place, for all your business opportunities. This is possibly the most important aspect of your organization where technology can make you efficient or leave your organization in the dust.
In the next 90 days, between today and May 1st (May Day), the Federal Government will bring in $61B worth of proposals. Are you ready?
The Government Contracting industry is experiencing a boom, as the government looks to fill contracts while balancing the introduction of both new and revised regulations. However, not all contractors are prepared to take advantage of the influx of opportunities to be found. Many contractors are still using spreadsheets and software platforms, which may help them gather information but fall short in filtering and integrating the data to make sound decisions in bidding and procuring contracts. To maintain your place in the contracting market—or even improve your success—it is crucial that you have created a system within your company which contains with the right arsenal in order to win bids.