The Fundamentals of Proposal Training: A Guide for Junior Writers

By Caroline Shawver, CF APMP on Feb 25, 2021

Starting a new job is an exciting endeavor, and like many recent college grads, I felt privileged to land a job—as a junior proposal writer at a great organization.

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An Introduction to Task Order Contracts

By Sunny Singh on Feb 18, 2021

If you’re new to Federal Government contracting, you may be overwhelmed with all the new terminology and the many different procurement and contract types you’re hearing about.

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Using Graphics to Stand out from the Competition on a GWAC

By Jeanette Calderon on Feb 4, 2021

If you pursue opportunities in the federal market, I’m sure several Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) are on your radar and you perhaps have access to them via partnerships.

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A Beginner's Guide to Oral Proposals

By Jake Lamarche, CF APMP on Jan 28, 2021

An oral presentation with the government is like a job interview. Your goal is to present well and ultimately win the contract.

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Ensuring a Technical Solution Early in the Proposal Process: The Proposal Professional’s Role

By Doug Brisson on Jan 21, 2021

“What do you mean they haven’t developed a solution?!”

In the proposal world, it isn’t a case of whether or not you have heard, or will yourself utter this phase in exasperation, but when and, unfortunately, how often.

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A Comprehensive Guide to High-Quality Proposal Writing

By Ashley Kayes, CP APMP on Jan 14, 2021

Writing is such a critical component of the proposal process.

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No Time for A Pink Team? How to Execute Short Turnaround Proposal Reviews

By Doug Brisson on Dec 10, 2020

As proposal professionals we are very process and procedure oriented. 

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How to Apply a Solid Bid Pursuit Strategy to Improve Your Win Rate

By Ashley Kayes, CP APMP on Nov 19, 2020

If you want to improve your overall win rates, there are several tactics that can help you succeed.

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25 Questions You Should Ask at a Post-Award Debrief

By Jim McCarthy on Oct 6, 2020

You are at the post-award contract debrief. Win or lose, you search for the good, bad, and ugly about your proposal. 

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How to Set Up Graphics and Production for Proposals

By Jake Lamarche, CF APMP on Oct 1, 2020

Graphics are what distinguish an effective proposal. Research shows that readers recall seven times more information when presented with a graphic than through text alone.

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