Acceptance of Late Proposal Exception In GAO Bid Protest Rules

When it comes to GAO acceptance of late proposal submission exception in bid protests, many contractors wonder what happens if their Request for Proposal (“RFP”) submission is late and if there are any exceptions that allow for relief.  While it is an offeror’s responsibility to deliver its proposal to the proper… Read more »

Rules on Request for Proposal (RFP) & Government Solicitation Amendments

When a government agency submits a request for proposal (“RFP”), the agency can make amendments and changes to the government solicitation requirements.  The Federal Acquisition Regulation permits agencies to request revised government proposals, even where the original awardee’s price has been disclosed.  Jackson Contractor Grp., B-402348.2 (2010).  Agency Discretion with… Read more »

PPIRS Past Performance Information Retrieval System

Government Past Performance evaluation and Past Performance Information Retrieval System  PPIRS reports often decide who will win and who will lose a contract. When submitting a government contract proposal, a common mistake made by companies is not including sufficient information. Since the Past Performance Information Retrieval System collects contractor performance evaluation data after the… Read more »

The Risk of Writing Your Bid Proposal

By: Leanna Ajour, Esq. California & Colorado Attorney Your company has its specialties and you’re good at what you do. But, providing well-written proposals detailing to legally thorough degree, the work that you do and the methodology you will use to complete a bid proposal is what we do. Having a… Read more »

Government’s Technical Bid Proposal Evaluation & Scoring

Avoid Some of the Most Costly Mistakes Seen With Government Technical Bid Evaluation & Scoring  The federal government’s Technical Bid Evaluation Report and evaluation scoring regulations for proposals have many nuances that contractors are not familiar with.  In addition, small businesses and large contractors alike are not always clear about how the government… Read more »

Incumbent Contractor and Filing Bid Protest

Recently, incumbent contractors are finding that they are losing more and more government contracts and bid protest. They also find it difficult to write more competitive government proposals that increase their chances of follow-on contracts. New Approach Needed Writing a bid for the new project should capitalize on unique experiences… Read more »

Federal Red Team Proposal Review — Must Dos

Putting together a Red Team proposal review panel for final RFP review makes or breaks your success of winning. You must have the right mix of team members because you want to direct focus on the result and not conflict among personalities. The key to any government proposal review is… Read more »

Federal RFP Bids and Proposal Writing Developments

Federal RFP Bidding Impact on Contractors As competition for federal RFP bids has become tougher over the years,  proposal writing efforts have proved fruitless for both small and large businesses. The developments for source selection leave contractors wondering why they are not winning government contracts. Not only has competition become… Read more »

Government Proposal Best Practices

Assessing your government proposal writing and whether your strategies meet common proposal best practices starts with figuring out what has worked in the past that still continues to work today. If your worst practices outweigh your best practices, then it might be time to review all of them and start a proposal development… Read more »