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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How to Develop a Proposal Plan Part 3: Win Strategy

By Ellen Perrine on Aug 17, 2018

Experienced 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 aides in the development of a winning proposal. 

This is the third part in our Proposal Plan series, that discusses developing the Win Strategy.

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How to Develop a Proposal Plan Part 1: Understanding the RFP Requirements

By Ellen Perrine on Jul 16, 2018

In government proposals, experienced Proposal Managers develop a Proposal Plan to guide them through the proposal effort.

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How to Survive a Red Team Review and Learn From It

By Jim McCarthy on Jul 12, 2018

All of us have been there. If not, your day will eventually come. The Red Team Review members have done their pigeon-like thing. Now, your proposal writers are swimming in the after wash. How do you learn from it, keep moving, and improve your proposal?  

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