Avoid these Mistakes that May Cost You in Your Request for Government Proposal
There are quite a number of landmines that actually await the uninformed contractors in their response to a Federal Government Request for proposal. 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 you want to respond to the government Request for Proposals, as a contractor you need to understand all that is required of you to do so as to ensure that you effectively and successfully respond to the RFP’s.
The first thing that you need to make sure of is that you have a writer for the proposal who clearly understands the source selection process and all that goes into the evaluation of bids. Take a look at some of the response ideas for a Request for Proposal for a government contract bid.
One of the key things that you need to understand is the mandatory instructions that are with each and every Government Request for Proposal. 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. The other fact that you need to ensure is that when you are bidding for the technical proposals you demonstrate a total understanding of the government requirements. There are four basic things that the agencies will want to know when they review your proposal and they are as we see mentioned. The first factors that will be considered will be 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 other factor that you will have the agencies consider as they see your suitability for the project is that of your experience in doing similar contracts and of similar complexities. Finally what you will have the agencies look into is the fact of the reasonableness of the offer that you have in prices and as well the risk factor involved. One of the costly mistakes that you need to avoid as you respond to a government Request for Proposal is to fail to repeat 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.