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Winning business in a changing GovCon market

“Amtower Off Center” host Mark Amtower interviews Bob Lohfeld and Lisa Pafe

Listen to “Amtower Off Center” host Mark Amtower’s interview with Lohfeld Consulting Group CEO Bob Lohfeld and Principal Consultant Lisa Pafe. Mark, Lisa, and Bob discuss: What has changed in the GovCon market and how companies need to adjust to win business Elements of a great proposal The power of differentiation in the proposal – and beyond The expansion of GWACs Getting a GWAC is step one – winning task orders is ongoing Click to listen to the broadcast replay.

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Can you hire an effective capture manager?

Three tips for finding the right person

The CEO of a mid-tier company asked me why many capture managers turn out to be ineffective and, in his case, could he have done something differently in the interview process to predict their effectiveness before hiring them. This is a difficult question because most capture managers will interview well, but some will not live up to expectations once on the job. I thought I would share some insights about this situation in this article. The triple threat Capture managers are part business development (BD) manager, part project manager, and part proposal manager. In this hybrid role, they serve to prepare a company to compete for and win the larger, more-complex bids in the government market and are appointed when a company makes a decision to pursue a particular procurement. You should view capture managers as a triple threat—professionals who are skilled in the three areas of BD, project management, … Continue reading Can you hire an effective capture manager?

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