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NASA SEWP VI — Will the Pot Never Boil?

With SEWP VI, we have the question of, “will the pot ever boil.”  Here we have the primo IT program serving the federal government.  The bidder community has been hungry for the draft solicitation “sewp” that will let us plan and strategize for months.  The program office was planning to release the [...]

By |2023-09-07T15:30:42+00:00September 7, 2023|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

Federal Proposal Resumes That Score High

Preparing federal proposal resumes that will win favor with the customer has been a fun and challenging part of my career for longer than I care to admit.  I am sure I have written, edited, and/or reviewed over 20,000 federal proposal resumes on the job.  While working for the customer and running [...]

Pop-up Bids, When Is It Worth the Pursuit?

All of us – large and small business – get caught having to bid an opportunity where the pre-proposal work was deficient.  We were unable to become fast friends with the stakeholders; learn what the preferred solution is; etc. Is it Wired? An RFP drops and you didn’t see it coming. There [...]

By |2021-06-09T11:27:47+00:00June 9, 2021|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

Washington Technology: Can Government Contractors Thrive Under Biden?

Whenever there is a new presidential administration, there is always uncertainly as to what the future will hold for government contractors.  All of us wonder, will what I do … go on the back burner, the front burner, or the middle burner? Typically, there is a small drop in overall business for [...]

By |2021-02-12T07:28:20+00:00February 12, 2021|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

OCI Helping Provide Food Relief in Uganda

OCI has the privilege of providing food to some of the most needy people in Kampala, Uganda. Based on the lockdown and an already low economy, some people there were faced with starvation.  Anyone who has ever gone for a visit knows that the Ugandans are some of the friendliest and most likeable [...]

By |2020-08-30T17:57:07+00:00August 30, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

What Business Situations — Benefit from Proposal Consultant Help?

Nearly all companies yearn to use proposal consultants to get leverage in the market.  But due to cost, decisions on when and how come with anguish. My 35-years operating a proposal service company has provided insight on -- how companies can benefit most from using proposal consultants.  All companies can benefit in [...]

By |2020-07-29T15:08:48+00:00July 29, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

Washington Technology: Cultivating the Government Customer During the Summer Selling Season

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has certainly created challenges for the government contracting community – though there may be a silver lining on the horizon. With addressable funds being the highest in 10 years, many believe that federal spending for contractor services is accelerating. The pandemic has also created a backlog of RFPs [...]

By |2020-07-24T10:00:12+00:00July 24, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

How Can Government Contractors Make Money during the Slow-Down?

We all know the industry is set to languish during the 30 – 60 days needed for government contractors to learn how to work off site.  Many of those releases we were expecting right now will make the proverbial “move to the right” due to this act of nature. So, we can [...]

By |2020-03-30T10:47:56+00:00March 30, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

How Bad Does the COVID-19 Affect the Federal Market?

This year started with expectation that we would see the fastest market for Federal contractors in 10 years.  Higher addressable spend.  No shutdown. And widely shared optimism. Then came the Coronavirus and its fellow traveler, the recession.  Does this double whammy doom us to a retrograde year?  Or is the market more like [...]

By |2020-03-24T08:16:07+00:00March 24, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments
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