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Keys to creating winning proposals | Amtower Off Center

What are the biggest issues facing set-aside companies as they move to full and open competition?

Click here to listen to Mark’s interview On March 4, 2019, Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower interviewed Bob Lohfeld, founder and CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group on issues regarding the bid and capture process. Topics include: Issues facing set-aside companies as they graduate to full and open competition Best informed wins Measuring your capture process Creating the best solution Defining your strengths Hosted by nationally-known speaker and consultant Mark Amtower, Amtower Off Center highlights the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain silly of doing business in the government market. Every week experts join Mark for a lively discussion of current issues facing the government contractor community.       Bob Lohfeld, CF, APMP Fellow, serves as Chairman of Lohfeld Consulting Group.  He has more than 30 years’ experience winning contracts in the government market and is recognized consistently for leadership in business development, capture management, and winning … Continue reading Keys to creating winning proposals | Amtower Off Center

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Capture and proposal innovations: time management

Time. As capture and proposal professionals, we find that it is most certainly NOT on our side. We are always battling time constraints and deadlines that fall at the most inconvenient times, such as vacations or family events. Summer is particularly taxing, especially as we get closer to the end of the Federal fiscal year and the government pushes out a seemingly endless stream of solicitations. Advice abounds on how to better manage time. But, what time management innovations are most useful for our profession? People The biggest time waster related to people is due in large part to distractions caused by innovation. Our teams are so connected to the world through smart phones, tablets, iPads, and the like that they lack focus. It is virtually impossible to hold a meeting without most of the attendees checking their email, social media posts, and text messages. With all the innovations in … Continue reading Capture and proposal innovations: time management

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How is the capture process applied in LPTA competitions?

During Bob Lohfeld’s recent Bold trends in capture and proposal management webinar, part of the Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar Series, Bob presented some of the more interesting trends in capture and proposal management and discussed how these are changing the competitive landscape for companies looking to increase their win probabilities. Bob answered a number of questions for webinar participants during and after the webinar. This blog series presents those questions and Bob’s answers. Q: In a lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) competition, how is the capture process applied where most of the process is now involved with pricing strategy first, and technical as a secondary qualifier? A: This really needs to be a discussion. What I would tell you is the process should be the same for LPTA and other best-value procurements. How you apply what you learn carrying out the capture process is different, but the steps in capture … Continue reading How is the capture process applied in LPTA competitions?

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Have capture steps and process, but lack analytics?

During Bob Lohfeld’s recent Bold trends in capture and proposal management webinar, part of the Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar Series, Bob presented some of the more interesting trends in capture and proposal management and discussed how these are changing the competitive landscape for companies looking to increase their win probabilities. Bob answered a number of questions for webinar participants during and after the webinar. This blog series presents those questions and Bob’s answers. Q: We have capture steps/process that we follow (which probably most other companies have), and we tally the wins/losses/cancelled, but the analytics is what we lack. A: Your analytics don’t have to be very complex to begin getting meaningful data about your organization and begin optimizing your process. If you make up a balanced score card (see slide #9) to color score the attributes of a good procurement to pursue and use that, you will begin to … Continue reading Have capture steps and process, but lack analytics?

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