Best Practices for Preparing a Federal Proposal

Preparing technical proposals for the federal government can be a complex and daunting process, for customers who are already so risk-averse. Not every industry will benefit from these tips. For example, if you sell products (as opposed to services), many of your responses will be Requests for Quote (RFQ) which means the solicitation IS your […]

Our GovCon Clients’ Favorite Time-Saving Tools

With hundreds of thousands of tools and software to choose from, it can be easy to get distracted and diverted from meeting your immediate goals. If you’re one who has tried various tools for marketing, project management, and opportunities, this blog is for you. If you’re just getting started to evaluate what you “need” to […]

Avoiding 5 Common Pitfalls in Government Contracting

The first thing to know to prevent your procurement strategy from turning into a money pit is to make following the money a consistent part of your process. We won’t be getting into those tools today but feel free to check out our recent blog post for ideas on what tools to use.   Mistake […]

Setting Up Your Government Proposals

Getting Set Up If you’re not organized, you are already at a disadvantage. A best practice is to have a shared repository for all of your content, drafts, drawings, etc. Have a folder in your secure, shared drive for the resumes of your team members, and keep them updated and accessible to the team to […]

Business Productivity Win with Shift

What Is Shift? After a painful bottleneck, I learned the hard way – the first step to improving productivity is to use tools that allow you to be more flexible. Shift is a productivity app that lets you focus on your day, not your device. It streamlines all of your tasks and projects under one […]

5 Essential Members of a GovCon Dream Team

The process of procuring a contract can be difficult because it requires expertise in various areas such as marketing, sales, and finance. A great government contracting team will need to have certain skills and traits. In this blog article, we’ll discuss who you’ll need to employ, and the qualities and abilities required to form a […]

5 Reasons to Consider Monday in Government Contracting

Monday is an easy-to-use, comprehensive app for project management, operations, forecasting sales, and complying with government regulations such as FAR 52.215-4(a)(2), which requires contractors to maintain records of their cost or pricing data until the completion of a contract if awarded. We’ve found it to be the most economical and all-in-one solution for small teams […]

Top 7 Novice Mistakes in Government Contracting (Still)

In my 13-ish years in this arena, it’s no surprise that things change rapidly – especially during the pandemic. Over the years, though, there has been some consistency. Those consistencies are usually the common mistakes made by emerging government contractors that, at times, cause them to throw in the towel and give up. Naturally, resulting […]