How Does the Government Evaluate My Bid?

How Does the Government Evaluate Your Bid

You have submitted your first government bid.  Well done!  Now what happens?  Well, that is exactly what we are going to talk about today. Now that you have finished your part of the process, the buyer must take over and do his or her part.  Before the buyer can start, he or she must wait […]

No More Mistakes -Government Proposal

No More Mistakes When Submitting Your Government Proposals

Congratulations on arriving at your last step in the proposal writing process.  At the present time, you have finished writing your proposal. There are multiple ways that you can submit your bid.  Some of them are U.S. Mail, UPS, FedEx or hand deliver to name a few.  Remember, the U.S. Post Office is the only […]

How To Write a Government Proposal (Bid)?

How To Write Your Government Proposal (Bid)?

Last week we walked through how to write an Invitation to Bid.    Today, we are going to concentrate our discussion to the Request for Proposal (RFP).  We will however be mentioning the Request for Quote (RFQ).  An IFB your proposal consists of filling out the forms provided by the government.  However, RFP and RFQ […]

Service Pricing Formula-Government Contracts

Service Pricing

Today, we will be discussing service pricing for government contracts.    This is not an easy task and took me a day to do all the calculations.  (It would have gone faster but those darn interruptions.) DISCLAIMER. “I wanted to take a moment and tell you that I am not a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) […]

Pricing – How to Write a Proposal

Pricing-How to Write a Proposal

The best advice that we can give to you is to be as competitive on your pricing as possible.  There are too many ways to price a product or service.  I am not going to provide you with a ton of insight into this, but I will provide sound guidance.  I can tell you that […]

Technical Data -How to Write a Proposal?

How to Write a Proposal - Technical Data

Technical Data-What Is It? Technical data comprises of the specifications and standards that define the requirements for the material, product or service.  It also includes the engineering design, manufacturing specifications, and drawings for determining whether those requirements have been met. Under federal regulations, the specifications cover only the government’s minimum needs to encourage maximum competition. […]

How To Read a Solicitation?

How To Read a Solicitation_

We left off on our last episode with you reading the solicitation multiple times. But before we go on let’s review where the government posts its solicitations.  Remember the Federal Business Opportunities website is where the government lists all bids over $25,000.  The only exception to this is the Federal Aviation Administration.  The purpose of […]

How to Write a Proposal? – Part 1

How To Read a Solicitation_

Today we will be discussing “How to Write a Proposal? – Part 1”.  We will be using the words solicitation and bid interchangeably in this episode. You have been searching Fed Biz Ops for solicitations otherwise known as bids.  You came across one that matches your core business.  Now, what do you do?  Well, that […]

Government Contracts – Contract Types and Clauses

Today, we will be talking about “Contract Types and Contract Clauses.”   When preparing to respond to government contracting bids, you need to be sure that the requirement fits your business model.  There is no point in spending resources working on a proposal when your chances of winning are slim. This is going to be a […]