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[Webinar replay available] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 2 | Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

Click to watch webinar replay Our free two-part series examines the Federal Government acquisition and source selection life cycle with our experts in DOD, GSA, and civilian agency acquisition and source selections. We discuss: Procurement Planning – How does the government prepare for their procurements? (Part 1) Proposal Evaluations – What is the evaluator’s approach to evaluating and scoring proposals? (Part 1) Bidder Discussions – What is the government’s approach to conducting discussions? (Part 2) Making the Award – What are the government’s approach and considerations in making the source selection? (Part 2)   Part 1 covers procurement planning and proposal evaluations. Part 2 covers government discussions and source selection Who should watch: Listen to experts with first-hand knowledge of source selection and evaluation processes and gain insights to help improve your solicitation responses. Those involved in Executive Management, Business Development, Capture, Pricing, and Bid and Proposal efforts will benefit … Continue reading [Webinar replay available] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 2 | Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

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[Webinar replay available] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 1 | Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

Click to watch webinar replay and download presentation Our free two-part series examines the Federal Government acquisition and source selection life cycle with our experts in DOD, GSA, and civilian agency acquisition and source selections. We discuss: Procurement Planning – How does the government prepare for their procurements? (Part 1) Proposal Evaluations – What is the evaluator’s approach to evaluating and scoring proposals? (Part 1) Bidder Discussions – What is the government’s approach to conducting discussions? (Part 2) Making the Award – What are the government’s approach and considerations in making the source selection? (Part 2)   Part 1 covers procurement planning and proposal evaluations. Part 2 covers government discussions and source selection (July 29, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT) (requires separate registration).   Who should watch: Listen to experts with first-hand knowledge of source selection and evaluation processes and gain insights to help improve your solicitation responses. Those involved in Executive … Continue reading [Webinar replay available] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 1 | Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

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MULTI-PART SERIES: The Competitive Range – Up close and personal, Part 6

A COVID conversation with Jacob Bertram, former Director of Contract Operations at GSA

Just because COVID-19 is forcing us indoors doesn’t mean that we can’t get together and learn from one another. Recently, Lohfeld Principal Consultant and Capture expert Dr. Doug Himberger interviewed former GSA Contracts Director, Jacob Bertram. In this final installment, Doug asks Jacob about focusing on the competitive range as part of developing a strategy for winning business at an agency. For the previous installment, click here. [Doug] The bundle contracts are getting bigger, and the task orders within them also are getting bigger. There are higher-value targets coming up now. What should industry in general, whether it’s large or even small businesses, focus on so that they stay in the competitive range, in terms of cost, and perhaps other things as well? [Jacob] While I was at GSA, one of the things we studied was the competition rates on managed vehicles like GSA schedules and GWACs and then also … Continue reading MULTI-PART SERIES: The Competitive Range – Up close and personal, Part 6

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MULTI-PART SERIES: Influencing the Acquisition process and LPTA solicitations – Up close and personal, Part 5

A COVID conversation with Jacob Bertram, former Director of Contract Operations at GSA

Just because COVID-19 is forcing us indoors doesn’t mean that we can’t get together and learn from one another. Recently, Lohfeld Principal Consultant and Capture expert Dr. Doug Himberger interviewed former GSA Contracts Director, Jacob Bertram. In this fifth installment, Doug asks Jacob about influencing the Acquisition process and LPTA solicitations as part of developing a strategy for winning business at an agency. For the previous installment, click here. [Doug] Let’s turn to the Acquisition process. We are often asked about low price technically acceptable (LPTA) evaluations. I would say on a personal experience that they are less common perhaps than they used to be a few years ago, but they’re still being used. And in fact, they’re being used in some areas that could sort of surprise us, in IT, cybersecurity, things like that—sort of inherently innovative bidding areas. And yet we see LPTA being used. We would love … Continue reading MULTI-PART SERIES: Influencing the Acquisition process and LPTA solicitations – Up close and personal, Part 5

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