How to Develop an Effective Win Strategy [Guide + Template]

By Ashley Kayes, CP APMP on Oct 28, 2021

In the world of bids and proposals, we have a unique lexicon that we apply so that we are all speaking the same language.

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A Complete Guide to Developing a Powerful Proposal Plan

By Emilie Waickwicz Slager, CF APMP on Oct 21, 2021

When it comes to developing a successful proposal response, having a Proposal Plan in place is essential.

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5 Critical Skills and Resources for Quick-Turn Proposals

By Ashley Kayes, CP APMP on Aug 25, 2021

I recently came out of a project where we supported the client in submitting 25 task order proposal responses between two months.

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3 Free Project Management Tools for Your Next Proposal (and How to Use Them)

By Jake Lamarche, CF APMP on May 20, 2021

As I discovered after graduating college and having to pay for my own Microsoft Office (MSO) subscription, software can be expensive! This is especially true for commonly used project management and office programs.

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How to Establish a Successful Task Order Machine

By Ashley Kayes, CP APMP on Mar 31, 2021

According to a 2017 US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, spending by federal agencies on indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts accounts for about a third of total government contract obligations.

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3 Proposal Mistakes to Avoid When Bidding as a Small Business Prime

By Ellen Perrine on Jul 14, 2020

Over the years our proposal team has helped many small businesses significantly increase their revenue through sound Proposal Management.

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Six Proposal Management Tools You Can’t Live Without

By Ashley Kayes, CP APMP on Mar 18, 2020

As proposal professionals, we continually look to find ways to lead our teams and ensure we are getting the best results possible.

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Three Reasons You Should Be Holding Formal Author Cross-Reading Sessions

By Ashley Kayes, CP APMP on Mar 5, 2020

A common problem with proposal teams is that it is so easy for authors to avoid communicating—particularly when one or more author is working virtually.

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20 Laws of Winning Proposals

By Jim McCarthy on Sep 10, 2018

This time of year, the Government’s acquisition cycle is in full swing. Sometimes it helps to step back and consider what makes a difference between winning and losing government contracts.

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How to Develop a Proposal Plan, Part 4: Proposal Logistics

By Ellen Perrine on Aug 24, 2018

In Government Proposals, Proposal Managers develop a Proposal Plan to guide them through the proposal effort. A Proposal Plan is a comprehensive set of documents, instructions, processes, tools, and templates that aids in the proposal development process.

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