Tag: proposal evaluation
Tips for Increasing the Ease of Evaluation
As an enthusiastic reader of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Protest Docket, I often see that proposals are not highly scored if the customer doesn’t find the required information in… Continue reading Tips for Increasing the Ease of Evaluation
50 Words and Phrases that Support Past Performance Development
There is a saying that either your past performance is an “A or an F” because your competition only provides grade A past performance. In a close competition your past… Continue reading 50 Words and Phrases that Support Past Performance Development
Five Tips for Describing 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.… Continue reading Five Tips for Describing Complexity
7 secrets from inside government source evaluations and how you can use them to create winning proposals
Do you know how the government really evaluates proposals? Have you ever wondered what they look for when they read through each offer and what they like and dislike when… Continue reading 7 secrets from inside government source evaluations and how you can use them to create winning proposals
Ask Proposal Doctor – Creating balance between "required" and "desired"?
Dear Proposal Doctor, Senior executives in my organization are constantly inserting material into the proposal that is not called for in the RFP and spending time on proposal components that… Continue reading Ask Proposal Doctor – Creating balance between "required" and "desired"?
What makes your bid a winner or a loser?
I was asked to review a major best-value bid for a firm that was notified they had lost and wanted to protest. Emotions were running high, and they were making… Continue reading What makes your bid a winner or a loser?
Capture proposal lessons learned – and then live them!
I regularly hear colleagues at proposal-related events sharing tales of capture and proposal nightmares that would make Stephen King blanch! Most of the time, these scenarios never needed to happen… Continue reading Capture proposal lessons learned – and then live them!
6 Rules for proposal graphics
Review and incorporate the following guidelines and suggestions into your graphics development process. Start with a complete detailed graphic (hand-sketched or computer-generated) and then begin to remove as much detail… Continue reading 6 Rules for proposal graphics