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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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Meritorious Strengths

DOD procurements have changed their standard definition of a “Strength”

Have you noticed in recent DOD procurements that their standard definition of a “Strength” has changed, however slightly? I first noticed it when an active major RFP amended its Section M definition as part of an amendment. The change summary said that the government was adding the words “has merit or” to the definition. In context: Strength is an aspect of an Offeror’s proposal that has merit or exceeds specified performance or capability requirements in a way that will be advantageous to the Government during contract performance. Our client was thrilled! The client is an industry leader in a highly regulated industry, and the government’s requirements read like a best practices list for the industry. It had been difficult figuring out how our solution exceeded the requirements in a way that would be advantageous to the government in contract performance. As we began to consider what this meant to our … Continue reading Meritorious Strengths

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A Recipe for Best Value at the Lowest Price

Understand what is valuable to your customer

If you want to win a contract, be it TVs, toasters, or teacups, you need to understand what is valuable to your customer. Answer these questions to understand what your customer values: What pains, dependencies, or risks does the customer want to avoid? What functionality does the customer require? How can I exceed the customer’s expectations? For example, if the customer wants to build a service desk for widget technical support, understand any relevant pains, dependencies, or risks. The customer might have to divert its R&D staff from more important work to respond to requests for technical assistance. Or the customer might have a hard time trying to solve problems right the first time, which drives up costs and drives down customer satisfaction. Next, understand all the functionality the customer requires such as call, email, and chat functionality and 8/5 coverage. In addition, exceed your customer’s expectations by offering tangible … Continue reading A Recipe for Best Value at the Lowest Price

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Your proposal is not a story (and 10 tips for telling effective proposal stories!) | Oct. 27, 2020 Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Time: 12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Saving Time Register now for this free Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar! Your proposal is not a story…but stories make your proposal better! Learn why you should approach your proposal from multiple entry points, rather than writing and reviewing it like a novel. Understand how to take advantage of corporate and employee stories to reinforce your value proposition. You’ll gain insight into how evaluators score and rate your proposal, why stories improve your score, and how to create stories that substantiate the discriminating Strengths of your solution. Lisa Pafe will provide 10 proposal story tips that you can put to use immediately to craft winning proposal narratives.   Who should attend: Anyone involved in solutioning, writing, and reviewing proposals should attend this webinar. Click to attend this free webinar Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email message confirming your enrollment status and … Continue reading Your proposal is not a story (and 10 tips for telling effective proposal stories!) | Oct. 27, 2020 Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

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