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APMP Chesapeake Chapter Webinar: When the bidder writes the PWS | November 3, 2021

DATE: November 3, 2021 TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 pm LOCATION: Online CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) allows either the government or the bidder to prepare the performance work statement (PWS) or Statement of Work (SOW). If the government issues the PWS/SOW as part of the solicitation, then bidders must respond to the requirements by presenting the features, benefits, and proofs of their proposed solution and highlighting strengths. But what happens when the Government asks you, the bidder, to create the PWS or SOW? This webinar explores why the Government asks bidders to write the work statement and how to be compliant and responsive to this request. Attendees will also learn tips for making your PWS or SOW compelling in order to score highly and win the bid. Presenter:  Lisa Pafe, CPP APMP Fellow and PMP Lisa Pafe, CPP APMP Fellow and PMP, is Vice President of … Continue reading APMP Chesapeake Chapter Webinar: When the bidder writes the PWS | November 3, 2021

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Help evaluators see ghosts

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

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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On-demand webinar | How to prepare for the APMP Practitioner Objective Test Examinations (OTEs)

Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

Proposal and Capture professionals wonder which APMP Practitioner exam is best for them—Proposal Practitioner or Capture Practitioner. The Objective Test Exam (OTE) format used for these exams is very challenging, and potential exam takers need strategies to prepare. Join Lisa Pafe and Beth Wingate as we help you get ready for the APMP Practitioner exams. We talk about the: APMP Practitioner certification program Differences between the two Practitioner exams Philosophy behind Objective Test Exams—and what they’re really testing you on. We delve into details about the two exams—structure, syllabus, format, and some really important logistics, and we review testing taking tips! Who should watch: Proposal and Capture professionals interested in achieving Practitioner certification Click to watch the webinar and download the presentation Presenter: Lisa Pafe, Vice President, Lohfeld Consulting Group Lisa Pafe, CPP APMP Fellow and PMP, is Vice President of Lohfeld Consulting Group, a premier business development, capture, and proposal … Continue reading On-demand webinar | How to prepare for the APMP Practitioner Objective Test Examinations (OTEs)

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