Government’s Purpose for Evaluating RFP Proposals

The purpose of the proposal evaluation component of your government RFP is to allow the agency to evaluate fairly your proposal based upon stated solicitation requirements. The second most important reason is to make sure that taxpayers’ money is spent wisely.   Procurement law requires that the agency makes sure that… Read more »

Project Proposal Evaluation Criteria In Bid Protest Cases

What is The Purpose of  Bid Proposal Evaluation Criteria? The purpose of the government’s proposal evaluation criteria is to give the agency’s evaluation team a way to determine which company has  submitted a  response to a solicitation that  best meets the Government’s stated needs.  Your project proposal evaluation criteria also… Read more »

SBA 8 a BD Program Application

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8a Business Development Program Application starts the process for qualified applicants to seek approval from the SBA and join thousands of other disadvantaged businesses to increase their likelihood of getting more business revenues. The 8 a BD Program is a 9-year program initiated by Congress… Read more »

Government Proposal Writing Process and Procurement Proposal Basics

Federal contracting agencies typically start the government proposal writing process by having the end user involved in procurement planning. Here, each end user qualifies and quantifies their individual needs.  Mission essential requirements come first. If there is a budget for the requirements, the procurement process moves along. Depending on many procurement requirements,… Read more »

Difference Between a Bid Protest and a Contract Dispute

The best way to differentiate between a bid protest and contract dispute is to first establish whether there is actually a contract. During the bid protest stage, the only one who actually has a contract is the awardee. In a government contract protest, the protestor  is not a party to… Read more »

Walking the Tightrope: Procurement Compliance and Over-Compliance

By: Leanna Ajour, Esq., California & Colorado Attorney Striking a balance between conservatively following government contract regulations and allowing your business to run effectively without over-compliance is not an easy road to hoe. Whether your business’ procurement compliance program is non-existent and may result in government authority knocking at the… Read more »

Technical Proposal Evaluation Risk Evaluation in GAO Protest

Contractors frequently find that their technical proposal evaluation contained some level of error. A GAO protest can be sustained if you can show that the agency failed to reasonably evaluate your technical proposal writing risk in accordance with the terms of the solicitation. This aspect of filing can be tricky because… Read more »