Articles tagged with : procurement practices

LIVE ONLINE – Modern Proposal Writing for Federal Contractors | December 7-9, 2021 (~4 hours per day over 3 days)

Date: December 7-9, 2021 (3-day class) Time: 12:00-4:00 pm U.S. Eastern each day Location: ONLINE, LIVE, INSTRUCTOR-LED In this class, you will learn how to modernize your proposal writing, resulting in improved proposal quality and increased win rates. Students will learn what constitutes a great proposal as well as how to plan and write compelling proposals to efficiently increase proposal evaluation scores. Class exercises allow students to practice these skills with instructor feedback. What you will learn: How the government evaluates proposals in order to write content that achieves high scores Seven proven quality measures for analyzing proposal content How to modernize content to grab and hold evaluator attention How to plan content effectively using annotated outlines and content plans How to gather information such as proof points for better persuasion How to develop Strength Statements How to use the SUPS method for better articulation of value proposition How to...

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The challenging search for good procurement practices

Washington Technology Article

A year ago, headlines were all about IT procurement reform, with Congress threatening to impose new rules on government that promised to increase effectiveness and improve results. This quickly gave way to more sage advice arguing that what we needed was not procurement reform, but instead, continual and incremental improvements in procurement processes and adoption of best procurement practices. Today, I see little evidence that the government procurement market is converging on the best IT procurement practices. Instead, agencies appear to be adopting diverse strategies focusing on finding expedient, protest-resistant procurement solutions rather than focusing on enhancing mission outcomes. Many of these practices are gaining market share, but may fall short of achieving long-term mission objectives and have unintended outcomes that ultimately may prove disadvantageous to both government and industry. Let me give you some examples. GSA GWACS Both OASIS and the upcoming Alliant II large and small business procurements...

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