The federal government has decided that using the best value procurement system maximizes the level of performance after award. Instead of focusing on solely the pricing aspect of a proposal, the government can use a combination of source selection approaches. The  goal is to get the best bang for the… Read more »

On of the most under-utilized tools in federal government contracting is the Native American  Indian Incentive Program (IIP). This program is sponsored by Congress and allows for a 5% rebate back to prime government contractors on amounts subcontracting to Native American Indian-Owned Companies. The Indian Incentive Program can reward federal… Read more »

Can the Government Deny Your FOIA Request During Litigation? Submitting a FOIA request can sometimes prove fruitful during litigation. However, government contractors, or other litigants, must still be aware that a FOIA request should not be used as the basis to bring a lawsuit. During government contract disputes, a FOIA… Read more »

The McNamara–O’Hara Federal Service Contract Act fringe benefits provisions are included in federal government contracts or the District of Columbia contract. Each prime and subcontractor performing federal contracts have to comply with the minimum wage and safety and health standards and must maintain certain records unless a specific exemption applies. Companies… Read more »

One of the most important pieces of information when developing a government RFP response is to understand how the federal government uses the best value source selection and RFP process to decide who wins the contract. What is the Best Value Source Selection Process? Government contracting agencies use the best… Read more »

When a government solicitation requires you to write a technical approach proposal, there are certain critical points to keep in mind. Understanding how the contracting agency and source selection team evaluates your proposal will also impact your approach on how to write a project proposal for your next federal contract.Writing… Read more »

Be Mindful of  a Proposal Writing Service That Cannot Explain the Rules. When it comes to writing proposal responses for federal bids, choosing the right proposal writing services can be challenging.  However,  when interviewing a new company for your government proposal writing services there are a few things you might… Read more »

How Does Contracting By Negotiation With the Federal Government Impact Your Company? When the federal government uses contracting by negotiation to procure its products or services, it uses various source selection processes and techniques to get its result. As a matter of practice, contracting agencies uses different competitive acquisition strategies  and… Read more »

Many government contractors submit IDIQ proposals for indefinite quantity contracts expecting a guaranteed minimum requirements from the government. However, bidders should exercise caution when reading the solicitation. What is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ)? A requirements contract provides for filling all actual purchase requirements of designated government activities for… Read more »

Writing a Proposal for a Government Contract Bid is a very competitive process. Federal agencies want to find a contractor that poses the least amount of risk of non-performance while still getting fair and reasonable pricing. When companies fail to grasp the bid proposal process, and how agencies evaluate each proposal,… Read more »