Articles tagged with : winning proposal

LIVE ONLINE – Capture Management for Federal Contractors | Nov. 17-19, 2020 (4 hours per day over 3 days)

CLASS NOW FULL - 2021 DATES COMING SOON Date: November 17-19, 2020 (3-day class) Time: 12:00-4:00 pm U.S. Eastern each day Location: ONLINE, LIVE, INSTRUCTOR-LED In this on-line, instructor-led class, you’ll learn how successful government contractors consistently win the programs they pursue. Capture management is the process used by government contractors to pursue and win new business. In this online three-module seminar, you’ll learn the 10-step capture management process developed by Lohfeld Consulting Group that covers the major capture management activities from identifying and qualifying new opportunities through developing a value proposition with discriminating strengths in time for RFP release. Additionally, this seminar shows you how to conduct capture reviews and manage the entire capture process to make informed bid/no-bid decisions. You will take away the capture management tools and techniques that your company can apply to make better decisions and increase your win probability. This interactive course includes discussions,...

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Proposal Writing for Federal Contractors: Guide the Evaluator to Award You the Contract | December 12, 2019

Class date: December 12, 2019 In this class, you will learn how to improve your proposal writing, resulting in improved proposal quality and increased win rates. Students will learn what constitutes great proposal writing as well as how to plan and write effective proposals, avoid pitfalls commonly found in proposal writing, and write content to efficiently increase proposal evaluation scores. Class exercises allow students to practice these skills in class with instructor feedback. Registration: Click to register 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 get organized with schedules, compliance matrices, and outlines How to make best use of internal resources How to plan proposal content using techniques such as content plans and annotated outlines How to develop Strength Statements How to use proof points for better persuasion How to...

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Proposal Writing for Federal Contractors: Guide the Evaluator to Award You the Contract | March 7, 2019

Class date: March 7, 2019 Do you have to write the technical or management sections of proposals? Would you like to learn the process professional writers use to create compelling content quickly for the technical and management sections of a proposal? If you would like to learn how to write better proposals more quickly and consistently receive higher scores, then this 1-day training seminar is for you. Registration: Click to register What you will learn: In this Proposal Writing seminar, you’ll learn how to: How the government evaluates proposals in order to write content that achieves high scores Proven quality measures for analyzing proposal content How to get organized with schedules, compliance matrices, and outlines How to plan proposal content using techniques such as templates and annotated outlines How to develop strengths-based win themes What proof points are and how to substantiate your claims with them The APB method and...

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4 strategies that can kill your recompete

Love is not an evaluation criterion in federal procurements

I regularly get calls to review capture strategies for companies competing on “must win” procurements. I have done an equal number of these reviews for companies during the time when they were in their capture phase (before the final request for proposals is released), during their proposal development phase when everyone was working hard to write the winning proposal, and, regrettably, after the company had submitted its proposal and been told that they had lost their “must win” deal. Often these procurements are for contract recompetes, where the company is the incumbent contractor performing the work. There is a common thread among all of these reviews—incumbent contractors all too often focus on the wrong strategies. I thought I would share some of these losing strategies with you in the hope that you don’t take your next “must win” recompete down the same losing path. 1. They love us Every incumbent contractor,...

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