With the anticipated release of the RFP in February, the arrival of NASA SEWP VI is imminent, drawing so near that it seems almost within reach. This program boasts best-industry-level program management, commands immense respect, is widely favored across federal agencies, awards all qualifying bidders, and carries a substantial $77B ceiling. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Proposal Readiness Review

A Proposal Readiness Review (PRR) is a systematic evaluation and assessment of a proposal to ensure it is well-prepared, compliant with requirements, and positioned for success in a challenging procurement process, such as the NASA SEWP VI (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) program. The goal of a PRR is to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in the proposal before its submission.

For a concise overview of the Proposal Readiness Review (PRR), check below for a short video.


Navigating the Path to Victory

With an expected multitude of up to 1,000 bidders, the competitive landscape is vast. However, the reassuring aspect is that every responsive bidder is poised to secure a contract. The pivotal question then shifts to how both new entrants and incumbent companies can emerge victorious.

The answer to this complex query is multifaceted and could fill a book. To streamline, let’s focus on the immediate question: What steps do we need to take RIGHT NOW?

SEWP VI Strategy

Simply stated, we need to develop our high-level strategy.  Whether we are a new bidder or an incumbent, this question includes two main subfactors:

  1. How will we win?
  2. How will we ensure that we make the most bottom-line profit?

The Waiting Game

Historically, many bidders have waited until the final RFP before paying much attention to this question.  This is a mistake, given the value of a contract and the complexity of the bid.

Strategic Work

Our strategic work will include the following:

  1. Getting the ISO and CMMC Certifications if needed
  2. Identifying the required Experience – This is a challenge for many small businesses, because of the present requirement to have $30M contracts. Among the about 1,500 questions submitted, MANY address this problem.  But so far, no answers.
  3. ID Past Performance – Pass or Fail
  4. Outline Tech Approach and Mgt Approach. Creativity and effort are required to write extensive and strong material where a High Confidence score is necessary to win
  5. Added problem – Small Business size standard of $34M. Many incumbents as Small Business are $50M and $80M companies.  And would have to bid as unrestricted in SEWP VI.  There are many so far unanswered questions regarding this.

Contact us here for more information on SEWP VI support.