Undisclosed Independent Government Estimate FAR Bid Protests

Can the agency use an undisclosed independent government estimate (IGCE FAR) to evaluate your proposal?  Take a more meaningful approach hen challenging the government contract price estimations and source selection methods. In previous GAO bid protest rulings, it has made it clear that an agency must give enough information in a… Read more »

Government Bid Proposal Writer: A Tool for Success in Business

Securing a qualified bid proposal writer when responding to Federal Government RFPs can be a great investment if they understand the procurement process and what it takes to actually win.  As many small to medium-sized companies look into securing government contracts, they do so without the benefit of a capture management or… Read more »

Ten Commandments Government Proposal Writing

Train Your People & Increase Business Revenues. If Not, Your Competition Will Bid protest decisions show compelling reasons why contractors are losing federal bids. Many companies make the costly mistake of copying and pasting old proposals in hope of landing a subsequent bid. Even incumbent contractors find that the government… Read more »

How to Write a Government Proposal & Format

Develop Simple  Strategies of  How to Write  Contract Proposal to the Federal Government That Actually Work  Not every bidder will get a federal contract. However, the ones that do tend to follow some basic approaches that many companies entirely miss. Also, recent developments show that when learning how to write… Read more »

Good Proposal Ideas For Government Contracts

When you find a federal Request for Proposal that you believe that you can perform, you also want to develop good proposal ideas that can reduce the government’s risk, and can also offer additional value. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) does not give a checklist of suggestions to create additional value. The burden… Read more »

Proposal Writing and Government Contracts Training for Contractors

Government Contracts  and Proposal Writing Training For Companies Seeking to Avoid Costly Mistakes and to Increase Company Revenues. Watson & Associates provide proactive government contracts training for companies across the United States. Review our training classes and seminars. Seats are limited. Register for our Proposal Writing Training Classes. Contact a… Read more »

Green Procurement Program Policy — Proposal Writing Tip & Guidelines

A proposal writing tip to consider is that the federal government has taken an interest in mobilizing its Green Procurement Program Policy as a measure to improve the environment. As government contractors, you should seriously consider the guidelines, benefits and visibility that you can achieve in your proposal writing efforts. … Read more »

FAR Small Business Subcontracting Plan Requirements

It is common practice in federal government proposal writing process for you to meet FAR small business subcontracting plan requirements (FAR 52.219-9)or, in the most recent cases, small business participation plans. The question is how do you write one that withstands bid protest scrutiny or potentially gets higher scores than your… Read more »

Government Proposal Templates – Avoid Costly Mistakes

A substantial amount of contractors look to find quick and easy government proposal templates on the Internet when responding to government solicitations. However, there has been at least one GAO case where the government stated that the proposal template used did not mirror the solicitation requirements. Using templated responses increase… Read more »

Government Proposal and SBA 8a Certifications

Rules for SBA 8a Certification in Government Proposals When it comes to SBA 8a certifications, although contracting agencies can consider subcontractor experience in government proposals, there is no mandatory requirement to do so. A government contracting agency need not consider your subcontractor experience where the solicitation contemplates award of a… Read more »