Protesting Exclusion from the Competitive Range Determination Letter

After submitting your proposal, an exclusion from the competitive range determination letter from the agency creates significant amounts of stress and disappointment. Making sure that your bid is compliant and presents a competitive edge is essential to standing a chance of winning. What is the Competitive Range Determination? The competitive range determination… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Technical Proposal Writing and Important Bid Tender Approaches & Considerations

Importance of Your Technical Proposal Writing Approach When bidding on any federal government contract, your technical proposal writing approach generally carries the most weight. This section of the bid must detail your approach to various aspects of the solicitation’s requirements including staffing, understanding the requirements and providing detail that explains how you… Read more »

Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 Restrictive Solicitation Requirements

Unduly restrictive solicitation under the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 can make your government proposal writing efforts more difficult if you don’t understand your rights to protest the Agency’s solicitation. Many government contractors may choose to simply respond to the request for proposal as is without considering whether it is too restrictive…. Read more »