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Help evaluators see ghosts

Ghosting must begin during capture well before RFP drop and include customer and competitor analysis.

Ghosts! Proposal best practices tell us to ghost the competition. Ghosting in the world of proposals means to emphasize competitor weaknesses and downplay their Strengths without naming them. According to APMP, “The goal is to provide the customer with information that supports the view that your solution is superior and to cast doubt on the viability of competitors’ approaches.” In the real world, effective ghosting is extremely difficult. Without deep customer and competitor knowledge, identifying ghosts and making them apparent to evaluators is practically impossible. Ghosting, therefore, must begin during capture well before RFP drop and include customer and competitor analysis. Otherwise, articulating potential but unvetted ghosts in the proposal narrative is simply not going to work. Compare and contrast Let’s assume that a bidder has access to the customer(s) and learns pain points that are creating risks and challenges for the work. Let’s also assume the bidder identifies and researches … Continue reading Help evaluators see ghosts

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[Webinar replay available] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 2

Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

Our free two-part series examines the Federal Government acquisition and source selection life cycle with our experts in DOD, GSA, and civilian agency acquisition and source selection. We discuss: Procurement Planning – How does the government prepare for their procurements? (Part 1) Proposal Evaluations – What is the evaluator’s approach to evaluating and scoring proposals? (Part 1) Bidder Discussions – What is the government’s approach to conducting discussions? (Part 2) Making the Award – What are the government’s approach and considerations in making the source selection? (Part 2) Click to watch webinar replay Part 1 covers procurement planning and proposal evaluations. Part 2 covers government discussions and source selection Who should watch: Listen to experts with first-hand knowledge of source selection and evaluation processes and gain insights to help improve your solicitation responses. Those involved in Executive Management, Business Development, Capture, Pricing, and Bid and Proposal efforts will benefit from … Continue reading [Webinar replay available] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 2

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[Webinar replay] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 1

Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

We examine the Federal Government acquisition and source selection life cycle with our experts in DOD, GSA, and civilian agency acquisition and source selections in part one of our two-part series. We discuss: Procurement Planning – How does the government prepare for their procurements? (Part 1) Proposal Evaluations – What is the evaluator’s approach to evaluating and scoring proposals? (Part 1) Bidder Discussions – What is the government’s approach to conducting discussions? (Part 2) Making the Award – What are the government’s approach and considerations in making the source selection? (Part 2)   Part 1 covers procurement planning and proposal evaluations. Part 2 covers government discussions and source selection. Click to watch webinar replay and download presentation Who should watch Listen to experts with first-hand knowledge of source selection and evaluation processes and gain insights to help improve your solicitation responses. Those involved in Executive Management, Business Development, Capture, Pricing, and … Continue reading [Webinar replay] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 1

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