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Recording available | Proposal writing and the eight-second attention span

Learn how to modernize your proposal writing to win in the digital age

Click to watch this free APMP-NCA Chapter/Lohfeld Consulting webinar Click to download the presentation Why you should attend: A 2015 Microsoft study found that digital distractions have resulted in the average person having an 8-second attention span, less than a goldfish! A 2016 Harvard Business Review article stated that bad writing is the biggest productivity buster. Yet, we still write proposals the old-fashioned way, as if our evaluators have unlimited time and focus. This webinar will discuss how to modernize our proposal writing to win in the digital age, using persuasive, attention-grabbing techniques such as calls to action, exceeding expectations, and clearly relevant writing. Meet your presenter: Lisa Pafe, Vice President (VP) at Lohfeld Consulting Group, CPP APMP Fellow and PMP, has 25+ years’ capture and proposal experience. She is President of the APMP-National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter, and was VP and Speaker Series Chair for 2 years each. She … Continue reading Recording available | Proposal writing and the eight-second attention span

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The SUPER IT Task Orders

Top 20 Super Information Technology Task Orders with combined ceiling values over $4.4B

In FY18, 20 Super Information Technology (IT) Tasks Orders with combined ceiling values of more than $4.4 billion and spending to date of more than $4 billion will exceed their ultimate expiration date and become eligible for competition (see Exhibit 1). We defined a Super IT Task Order as an individual task order awarded under the umbrella of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) or Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). We required that the IDIQ or GWAC contain a selected pool of contractors who compete on request for task order proposals. We ensured all task orders had a distinct primary contract vehicle number and task order contract number. To find the Top 20 Super IT Task Orders, we looked for task orders with an ultimate expiration date of no later than September 30, 2018. We limited the list to task orders that had already spent 75% of their ceiling to help avoid … Continue reading The SUPER IT Task Orders

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Talking to the other side: proposal managers and contracting officers

Government Contract Management Symposium | Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017, 1:30 pm–2:45 pm Wendy Frieman, Vice President, The Lewin Group Lisa Pafe, Vice President, Lohfeld Consulting Group This panel discussion between contracting officers and proposal managers will explore the ways in which the two communities approach the acquisition process from different perspectives, and often, in the process, miscommunicate and create misconceptions. The discussion among seasoned professionals will be organized around topics that are of most concern to each side, with the goal of surfacing underlying causes as well as possible remedies. ACTIVITY: This is a moderated panel discussion with specific questions posed to the audience, followed by questions from the audience. The value of the session will be enhanced by participation from the audience. Click to learn more about GCMS 2017

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Opportunity Alert: DARPA TASS

A five-year $850 million Technical and Analytical Support Services IDIQ

Now is the time to engage with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the five-year $850 million Technical and Analytical Support Services (TASS) multiple award, full and open IDIQ opportunity. DARPA released the draft RFP October 23, and is seeking questions and comments by November 13. Requests to meet one-on-one with DARPA are due November 6, and meetings will occur on November 21. DARPA plans to award up to seven contracts. The scope of work includes technical, financial, administrative, acquisition, and business services DARPA-wide While listed as a new requirement on Deltek GovWin (Opportunity ID 161716), an existing similar scope Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) IDIQ has six incumbents with total obligations of close to $300 million according to Bloomberg Government. These include in order of obligations: Booz Allen Hamilton, Strategic Analysis, Inc., System Planning Corp., Information Systems Worldwide, ManTech International, and CENTRA Technology. When DARPA released a … Continue reading Opportunity Alert: DARPA TASS

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