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.
No matter your size or socio-economic status, there will be times where you need to either work as a subcontractor for another company or find great companies to subcontract your work out to. This is true for all government contractors and GSA Schedule holders.
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.