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 »

Subcontractor Past Performance Evaluation Criteria

When agencies evaluate your proposal’s past performance, it must properly consider the Subcontractor Past Performance of your named teaming partners or subcontractors.  The government uses contractor past performance 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 »

When are Bid and Proposal Costs Recoverable? 28 USC 1491

Bid and proposal costs can be expensive.  Many contractors wonder whether they can recover bid and proposal cost incurred while preparing to submit their bid.  The answer is sometimes.  Many companies fail because they do not fully understand the legal requirements. It often depends on whether or not there was a… Read more »

Commercial Items Clause and FAR Market Research Requirements

Sometimes the government’s solicitation for commercial items substantially differs from customary commercial industry practices.  Companies seeking to bid on federal contracts could struggle with meeting the government’s FAR requirements. This can also create problems for bidders and even lead to a pre-award bid protest. If the federal government procures under… Read more »

Sealed Bid Definition – Government Bids and Proposal Process

A sealed bid is a procurement method used in the government bid and proposal process to obtain government contracts.  Sealed bidding varies from traditional government proposals; it is important to understand the differences and the nuances that go along with a sealed bid. Sealed Bid Process Sealed bidding is primarily used for… Read more »

Federal Government Pricing For Defense Contracts

Federal Government pricing for defense contracts can be a nightmare for contractors that are not familiar with bidding on federal contracts. Even the larger and more experienced companies performing DOD contracts see the landmines when they engage in bid protest litigations.  For example, inadequate federal government pricing can to proposal… Read more »

Writing Winning Proposals

Writing winning proposals for the federal government is not an easy task. Both large and small businesses still struggle to compete in the federal marketplace.  However, a significant amount still fall short of winning.  The key to submitting a competitive proposal is to avoid doing things in the past that… Read more »