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Five Tips for Describing Complexity

Earn the best possible score for demonstrating complexity

Most requests for proposal (RFPs) ask you to define past performance in terms of relevant size, scope and complexity. The term size is easy to understand because it is numeric. Size refers to the dollar value of the contract, the number of staff, the number of users served, the number of locations served, etc. Scope is also easy to understand too. We simply compare how well the requirements in the RFP’s statement of work or align with those of our past performance reference. For example, in the case of a help desk, does the help desks deliver the same tiers of service, support the same equipment, or use the same tools and processes to perform their jobs? However, the term complexity is vague. Complexity could involve many factors including the: Involvement of many teams or stakeholders Numerous moving parts Numerous schedule dependencies Aggressive project timelines Budget / restraints Work in … Continue reading Five Tips for Describing Complexity

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[Webinar replay ] Increasing your competitiveness and proposal excellence

Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

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  

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Working with project managers on recompetes: Project manager as an ethical spy (Part 2)

This week, Lisa Pafe provides additional insights into how incumbents can work with their project managers when preparing for recompete procurements. Project managers have an enormous role to play in gathering competitive intelligence that the capture manager can use to build recompete win strategies. Because the project manager is on-site, the capture manager can coach the project manager to serve as an ethical spy in preparing for a recompete: Who is visiting with the customer? Who has offered brown bags, seminars, and other freebies? What other companies are working for this customer? Because the project manager knows the scope of work intimately, (s)he knows what is most important to the customer. Capture and project management working together can ethically influence the new solicitation to favor incumbent discriminators. For example, if evaluation factors rate key personnel, relevant past performance, and seamless transition as of greatest importance, then the incumbent has an … Continue reading Working with project managers on recompetes: Project manager as an ethical spy (Part 2)

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