In this webinar, Bob Lohfeld discussed the government’s shrinking budget, enhanced competing to increase corporate revenues and maintain profits, and fierce competition in smaller markets raising competitiveness standards for all bidders. Bob also explored objectives of winning proposals, critical evaluation factors, how you should look at your proposals for competitiveness, and a new standard for excellence with your proposals. Click to watch the webinar replay and download the presentation. During the webinar, Bob referenced our Win Rates Double with 7 Quality Measures research report on strengths-based solutioning and what content evaluators are looking for in your proposals. Click to download Win Rates Double with 7 Quality Measures research report
Lohfeld Consulting Group’s seven quality measures more than double proposal win rates. This is a bold statement, but we proved it by applying our proposal review methodology on 23 bids for six customers. Using our quality measures as the basis for color team review and recovery, we helped government contractors achieve positive results that they can now adopt to compete more effectively in a highly competitive marketplace. The problem Color team reviews have a major bearing on proposal quality. An effective review means the difference between a merely Acceptable proposal and an Outstanding bid that results in a win. However, proposal reviews are quite often disorganized and highly ineffective. Reviewers pay little attention to factors that matter most to evaluators and instead provide qualitative feedback that the proposal team finds difficult to implement during the recovery stage. Because the review process lacks a structured framework, proposal recovery is equally disorganized. … Continue reading Win rates double with seven quality measures – updated
Bob Lohfeld, Lisa Pafe, and Beth Wingate discuss the keys to capture management – including market strategies, pipeline development, and proposal preparation – with Roger Waldron on Federal News Radio’s “Off the Shelf”. Click to listen or download the interview The team shares insights on strength-based solutions, proposal quality standards, and visual communications. Bob Lohfeld also provides his unique insights on current market trends, the increase in competition, and the role of multiple award contracts. Finally, the Lohfeld team provides suggestions on how to improve win rates. Hosted by Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement, Off the Shelf interviews federal contracting experts from both inside and outside of government on the issues that matter most.
In the last two posts, I introduced the APB writing methodology to improve the quality of your proposal content and help reticent writers on your team. In this post, I will wrap up the series by sharing some approaches to get your team on board and indoctrinate APB as the standard for all your proposals. How to get buy-in and commitment will vary depending on your context, but I’ve provided some general tips for implementation. I recommend introducing the APB writing concept to the broadest group of people involved in your proposals as possible. Your writers and SMEs need to understand how to do what you’re asking of them. Reviewers need to be aware of what you’re asking the writers to do so they can have informed reviews. As you cover the APB principles, your reviewers will understand how to review proposals like evaluators do as you expose them to … Continue reading Improving the quality of proposal content with the APB Writing Model – Part 3