How ChatGPT might benefit bids and proposals

ChatGPT (Generative Pre-prepared Transformer) is a natural language processor driven by artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which enables you to have human-like conversations. OpenAI, a research company, created ChatGPT and launched on November 30, 2022. You can learn more about ChatGPT at this website.

Usage is free to the public for now because it is still in the research and development phase. You can sign up for a free account at the ChatGPT website, and you can download the associated app (Discord – Chat, Talk, & Hangout) to test and play with it.

Five ways ChatGPT can support bids/capture now and in the future

Eventually, bid and proposal industry-specific apps can extend ChatGPT’s capabilities and enable it to perform functions including the following:

  1. Generate resumes by ingesting staff members’ employment history, education, certifications, and relevant accomplishments.
  2. Generate past performance by ingesting information from the company’s past performance repository.
  3. Produce a compliance matrix using request for proposal (RFP) information.
  4. Produce status reports using schedule or tracker information.
  5. Produce client care messages or answers in responses to website queries.

Cautionary note about ChatGPT

ChatGPT is in its infancy right now. It is good at responding to simple questions and writing basic text with information gathered from the web or company assets. If you plan to use it, first verify that the information it generates is accurate. Second, verify that ChatGPT is not plagiarizing information and that you have permission to use the app.

By Brenda Crist, Vice President at Lohfeld Consulting Group, MPA, CPP APMP Fellow

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