Category Results for Pursuit Phase

Talking to the other side: proposal managers and contracting officers

Government Contract Management Symposium | Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017, 1:30 pm–2:45 pm Wendy Frieman, Vice President, The Lewin Group Lisa Pafe, Vice President, Lohfeld Consulting Group This panel discussion between contracting officers and proposal managers will explore the ways in which the two communities approach the acquisition process from different perspectives, and often, in the process, miscommunicate and create misconceptions. The discussion among seasoned professionals will be organized around topics that are of most concern to each side, with the goal of surfacing underlying causes as well as possible remedies. ACTIVITY: This is a moderated panel discussion with specific questions posed to the audience, followed by questions from the audience. The value of the session will be enhanced by participation from the audience. Click to learn more about GCMS 2017

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APMP Canada – Maple Leaf Chapter webinar – Part 2: Ten ways to retain your incumbency

Tuesday, February 20, 2018     12:00 pm-1:00 pm Eastern Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6876710044619705603 Best informed wins. Traditional wisdom tells us that, therefore, the incumbent should win unless they are performing poorly. Yet, despite being seemingly best informed, in recent years incumbents have had approximately the same win rate on rebids as non-incumbents. This two-part webinar will examine how to win from two perspectives. In Part 1, we will focus on proven capture and proposal strategies that challengers can use to defeat incumbent contractors. In Part 2, we will examine how incumbents can best defend their position and retain rebid work beginning on day one of contract award with effective capture and proposal approaches. Come ready with your questions and learn how to best navigate the changing marketplace. MEET YOUR PRESENTER: Lisa Pafe, Vice President at Lohfeld Consulting Group, CPP APMP Fellow and PMP, has 25+ years’ capture and proposal experience. She is … Continue reading APMP Canada – Maple Leaf Chapter webinar – Part 2: Ten ways to retain your incumbency

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APMP Canada – Maple Leaf Chapter webinar – Part 1: Ten ways to unseat the incumbent

Tuesday, November 21, 2017        12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1307231750653933570 Best informed wins. Traditional wisdom tells us that, therefore, the incumbent should win unless they are performing poorly. Yet, despite being seemingly best informed, in recent years incumbents have had approximately the same win rate on rebids as non-incumbents. This two-part webinar will examine how to win from two perspectives. In Part 1, we will focus on proven capture and proposal strategies that challengers can use to defeat incumbent contractors. In Part 2, we will examine how incumbents can best defend their position and retain rebid work beginning on day one of contract award with effective capture and proposal approaches. Come ready with your questions and learn how to best navigate the changing marketplace. MEET YOUR PRESENTER: Lisa Pafe, Vice President at Lohfeld Consulting Group, CPP APMP Fellow and PMP, has 25+ years’ capture and proposal experience. She is President of … Continue reading APMP Canada – Maple Leaf Chapter webinar – Part 1: Ten ways to unseat the incumbent

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How strong is your business ecosystem?

A consistent win rate requires all components of the business to work in harmony

Achieving a consistently high proposal win rate requires a highly capable bid and proposal team, in addition to a strong business ecosystem consisting of contracts, finance, human resources, recruiting, technical and project management, communications, partners, and suppliers. If one or more of the components of the ecosystem is weak, your bid can fail. For example, your proposal might fail if your pricing department is unable to produce a cost competitive proposal, recruiters are unable to identify highly qualified key personnel, or project managers do not receive good customer references. A consistent win rate requires all components of the business to work in harmony. Consider using this check list to determine how well the business units within your company work together to support winning bids. Executives Are executives able to guide the pipeline so only bids with a significant win rates are pursued? Do executives invest time and money in market … Continue reading How strong is your business ecosystem?

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