Posts Tagged: task

IJIS Institute Publishes Final Report from Procurement Innovation Task Force

Task force focused on the technology procurement process as it applies to the state and local government sector Ashburn, VA (January 7, 2014). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce the report entitled, Strategies for Procurement Innovation and Reform. The report,… Read more »

Nearly $500M Up For Grabs Under Army Printer Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a potential $498 million contract to seven companies for commercial-off-the-shelf, multi-functional devices. Contractors will compete for task orders to supply the equipment and provide repair and maintenance services to the Army under firm-fixed-price, multiple-award contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Equipment covered under the contract includes accessories and… Read more »

RationalPlan 4.6 – Project Reschedule, Invoice Generation and SkyDrive Storage Integration

Stand By Soft is pleased to announce the release of RationalPlan version 4.6. RationalPlan is a project management software that puts the accent on productivity, ease of use and fast learning. Current version comes to support this ideology by offering the possibility to easily reschedule the project. More than that the integration with SkyDrive storage… Read more »

Techniques and News: How to dominate IDIQ’s competition and Minority contracts threats

Before the article… (A couple of announcements you might find useful) Workshop in 1.5 weeks: Foundations of Federal Business Development. September 11, 2012, 9.00am-5:00pm, Rockville, MD. Gain understanding of the Federal Business Development (BD) lifecycle, and learn how to navigate the U.S. Government marketplace, perform strategic BD planning, market analysis, federal marketing, pipeline development, opportunity… Read more »

How to recognize IDIQs and Task Order patterns and use them to your advantage

IDIQs are now one of the most used form of government procurement, and if your company is not on any of those vehicles you might be missing a significant increase in your revenue. One major difficulty with IDIQ contracts is that even if you got on the “bus” (an IDIQ vehicle) you’ll still need to… Read more »

How to benefit the most from working with proposal consultants, and 30% Spring discount

One type of growth challenge that business developers and owners face stems from not having enough time, personnel, or expertise to prepare and respond to the solicitations that otherwise would be a perfect fit for the company. You may be completely new to hiring consultants. You may be worn thin from all the heavy hours… Read more »

Frontload your cost proposal strategy and raise your Price to Win

It’s a given – price is important. However, price proposals are often prepared at the last minute, without much review, customization, or polishing. But what can we do as proposal managers? Often the best of us resort to continuously checking when the cost proposal will be done, assisting with scheduling cost volume reviews, or simply… Read more »

5 Basic Principles for Keeping Productive State of Mind

Do you ever yourself in a slump, mired in corporate politics, overwhelmed, or disenchanted? If you ever get in an unproductive state of mind, remind yourself of the five basic principles below. 1. Mind the fundamentals. Especially if we have been doing something over and over again, we grow bored with things. We hit a… Read more »

Task Order Proposal Management Best Practices

The NCA chapter has nearly 1,000 members, and is the largest APMP chapter worldwide. At our last Dinner Series event, three speakers, Lauren Hammond, Director of Proposal Management and Support for Management Concepts; Dan Shyti, Vice President of the L-3 STRATIS; and Wendy Frieman, Consultant, shared their task order proposal management secrets: Company size doesn’t… Read more »

Successful Planning for your BD Strategy. Interview with Business Development Expert

Some psychological studies assert that if someone writes down an idea and its implementation, there is close to 50% probability of it becoming a reality. If the implementation is broken down into steps that are captured in writing, the probability of being down goes up to 70%. Adding a date to each step raises this… Read more »