Bid Protest Challenging Technical Evaluation Scores as an Incumbent

Simply Depending on Your Experience as an Incumbent Does Not Get the Win When challenging a government contracting agency’s technical evaluation scores as an incumbent contractor, whether for past performance or overall technical approach, you must be mindful that if you are the incumbent contractor, that status alone does not provide… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Agreement Rules and SBA Approval

Are you complying with Federal Joint Venture Regulations?   Many companies lose out on lucrative SBA joint venture contracts (JV agreement) because they fail to meet the expressed terms of the solicitation requirements and policy of joint agreement relationships. Government Requests for Proposal are sometimes set aside for 8(a) BD program… Read more »

Approach for Technical Proposal for Construction Project – Federal

 Writing a technical proposal for construction projects to the federal government requires contractors to not only tell the agency how they intend to perform each aspect of the statement of work but most importantly to address risk factors. Most construction technical proposal fail simply because they do not address meeting or exceeding schedules… Read more »

IDIQ Meaning, Indefinite Quantity Contracts and IDIQ Minimum Guarantee

Many government contractors submit IDIQ proposals for indefinite quantity contracts expecting a guaranteed minimum requirements from the government.  Not all agencies comply with the stated contract requirements and may be in breach of contract. However, bidders should exercise caution when reading the solicitation. When the language is clear in the solicitation and the government… Read more »

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Form Reps and Certs

When you submit your proposals for government contracts, bidders often forget to actually check their Offeror Representations and Certifications or reps and certs form and comply with FAR 52.212-3. There Can be Consequences for Misrepresentation Failure to check you reps and certs for each bid submission can sometimes create problems. This can… Read more »

Writing a Proposal for Government Contract Bids

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 »

Responding to a Government RFP

Understanding the government RFP process can be confusing, stressful and tricky. Because the government solicits responses from various types of RFP’s, bidders should keep certain things in mind: Each government RFP needs a response that solves the agency’s problem. Responding to a government RFP requires a showing that your company poses the least… Read more »

Evaluating Subcontractor FAR Past Performance Evaluation Criteria

When agencies evaluate your subcontractor proposal’s past performance, it must properly consider the Subcontractor’s Performance of your named teaming partners or subcontractors.  The government uses subcontractor performance evaluation critieria to establish a level of confidence when determining the best value. The government will look at the offeror’s success on performing recent and… Read more »

Preparing a Government Contract Bid

New companies and existing vendors constantly struggle with their ability to prepare for a government contract bid. Sometimes the solicitation language is vague and the questions and answer session from the agency does not adequately explain the problem. This impairs the ability to submit a winning proposal. In other situations,… Read more »

Hiring Proposal Writer Services for Government RFPs

Most companies bidding on government RFP’s understand the amount of time it takes to read, understand, plan and then write a response to the proposal. Not all government contractors can afford to hire in-house proposal writers to respond to federal government bids. Their only other option is to resort to… Read more »