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Audio Tip: How to review a Federal Government RFP

Tips for reviewing draft and final RFPs

Alternative content Proposal development expert Beth Wingate, APMP Fellow, offers tips for reviewing Federal Government RFPs (solicitations). Reviewing a Federal Government solicitation combines both a strict process and creativity. Draft RFP When I’m lucky enough to receive a draft RFP, I follow a standard process—reading the solicitation, evaluating the requirements, creating my outline and requirements/compliance matrix, creating checklists, and then preparing briefing charts for my bid/no bid review. Even if the RFP doesn’t follow the Uniform Contract Code (organized by Sections A–M), I still go through the following process. Review the RFP by starting with Section L (Instructions), then M (Evaluation Criteria), then C (Statement of Work (SOW)), H (Special Contract Requirements), I (Contract Clauses), J (Attachments – sometimes where they hide the SOW), and then the rest of the RFP. Look for inconsistencies or places where the government has been unclear. Look for requirements that appear in the wrong...

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