The government typically spends around a third of its budget in the last quarter of the fiscal year. Time is running out for companies to get a piece of that business. Bob Lohfeld tells In Depth with Francis Rose he’s got a five-step plan to help you get your share. Click to listen
A year ago, headlines were all about IT procurement reform, with Congress threatening to impose new rules on government that promised to increase effectiveness and improve results. This quickly gave way to more sage advice arguing that what we needed was not procurement reform, but instead, continual and incremental improvements in procurement processes and adoption of best procurement practices. Today, I see little evidence that the government procurement market is converging on the best IT procurement practices. Instead, agencies appear to be adopting diverse strategies focusing on finding expedient, protest-resistant procurement solutions rather than focusing on enhancing mission outcomes. Many of these practices are gaining market share, but may fall short of achieving long-term mission objectives and have unintended outcomes that ultimately may prove disadvantageous to both government and industry. Let me give you some examples. GSA GWACS Both OASIS and the upcoming Alliant II large and small business procurements … Continue reading The challenging search for good procurement practices
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.
Believe it or not, there are only two and half months, or about 50 shopping days, left in the 2015 federal fiscal year. That means suppliers are gearing up to sell, and agency contracting officers are preparing to buy. Lohfeld Consulting Group CEO and long-time federal sales expert Bob Lohfeld joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some tips on managing the upcoming year-end rush. Click to listen. Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines. Tom also writes a weekly commentary for Federal News Radio. Read his latest columns.