GSA released the Draft OASIS+ Multi-Agency Contract (MAC) RFP on November 15, and vendors around the beltway and the country are reviewing it to make their bid decisions. What opportunity does OASIS+ present? What are the challenges to getting an award? What should be considered when making the bid decision? OASIS+ upside OASIS+ presents a great opportunity for any company, large or small, to get a foot into government contracting. It represents GSA’s “next generation Best-in-Class Multi-Agency Contracts for complex non-IT services.” With six contract programs (including five for small businesses), OASIS+ covers a broad spectrum of domains—eight for unrestricted (UNR) bidders and seven for small business (SB)—and dozens of NAICS codes. Domains in the initial contract include technical and engineering, management, R&D, environmental, enterprise services (UNR only), logistics, facilities management, and intelligence. Additional domains will be added later. Contractor teaming arrangements (CTAs) may include joint ventures and traditional prime/sub … Continue reading Is OASIS+ for you?
Checklist for moving your proposal score from Green to Blue Step 1: Understand the scoring criteria Understand how the government is prioritizing the scores and what criteria carries more weight. Understand the meaning of the language that the government is using to score your proposal in terms of your understanding and approach and potential strengths, weaknesses, significant weaknesses, and deficiencies. Understand the granularity of the scoring scale and how might it impact your score. Step 2: Maximize your Strengths across all evaluated criteria Create a Strength budget to verify whether you have one more Strengths across every evaluated criteria and that these Strengths exceed the government’s requirements. Verify the customer values the Strengths you are bidding. Verify the Strengths support your value proposition and are not neutralized by another bidder. Step 3: Increase your Confidence Rating (if scored) Describe how your solution produces successful mission outcomes, while minimizing risk. Identify … Continue reading Checklist for moving your proposal score from Green to Blue
Lohfeld Consulting Group and the APMP Chesapeake Chapter are offering a 1-day webinar to prepare attendees to pass the APMP Foundation Certification. APMP offers the only professional certification program for those working in a bid and proposal environment. Date: January 20, 2022 Location: LIVE, INSTRUCTOR-LED WEBINAR This Lohfeld Consulting Group course trains students for the refreshed Foundation exam based on the APMP Body of Knowledge (BoK). The competencies are classified into five groups: sales orientation, information research and management, planning development, and management. The course explains best practices for implementing the competencies and provides constructive exercises and practice test questions. Class will be conducted via a live webinar. Prior to training, you will receive a link to access the webinar. On the day of the training, you will join the Zoom to view the course slides and hear the instructor’s presentation. During class you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions … Continue reading NEW DATE! APMP Foundation Level Certification Training Class | January 20, 2023
In today’s COVID world, you need to be ready to deliver either in-person orals—or virtual orals. Part 1 of our 2-part series on Planning and delivering winning orals presentations covers Orals Planning (click to watch part 1). Part 2 of our 2-part series covers Orals Delivery (click to register and watch part 2). Top takeaways from Planning and delivering winning orals presentations Learn how to manage orals timing and prepare with practice sessions. Explore orals presentation techniques and styles. Review orals logistics and production. Examine considerations for international orals. Get hints for handling demonstrations, audience interaction, and Q&A sessions. Discuss what to do “on the day”. Finally, determine what to do “after the orals”. This webinar replay addresses all varieties of orals, including U.S. Federal Government, State & Local Government, commercial, and international proposals. Who should watch this webinar replay This webinar replay is ideal for proposal professionals who need a … Continue reading [Webinar Replay] Planning and delivering winning orals presentations (Part 2)