Avoid these Mistakes that May Cost You in Your Request for Government Proposal
Responding to a Federal Government Request for Proposal in most cases carries a number of pitfalls that actually await the uninformed contractors seeking to win such contracts. In an effort to avert and do away with the old habits of a majority of the contractors where they would copy and paste old proposal responses as they responded to the government RFP’s, nowadays the agencies are quite aware of these habits and as such have come up with new strategies that are more thorough in the source selection as they go through the responses from the general public. When responding to the government Request for Proposals you need to have a good understanding of what it is that goes into successfully responding to them.
Amongst the factors to consider and look into as you go for the government contracts is to ensure that you have a proposal writer who quite thoroughly understand the all that goes into the source selection process and what will be looked into as your bid is evaluated. Take a look at some of the response ideas for a Request for Proposal for a government contract bid.
What is one of the most important things is to have an understanding of all the mandatory instructions that actually go with each of the Government Request for Proposals. Failure to fully understand and follow these instructions has actually been the reason why a majority of the contractors bidding for the government contracts have their bids thrown out. What the other factor is that you need to understand and make sure is that you have a complete understanding of the government requirements and as such ensure that the technical proposals demonstrate an understanding of the government requirements. Basically, the agencies will have a look and consideration of some four basic factors as we will see mentioned following. The first is that of your understanding of the requirements.
The second will be that of your technical approach which will convince the agencies that you will be able to perform. The agencies will then have the experience that you have doing similar projects will be the third of the factors that the agencies will look into as they evaluate your suitability for the contract. And last in the list of the things that the agencies will look into is that of the offer for the prices, which should be reasonable and as well you need to reduce the risks. The one costly mistake that you need to be aware of is that of not repeating language in the solicitation. You will have to tell the government exactly how you will get down and handle each and every detail of the Statement of work.