As the global coronavirus pandemic seems to plateau, we have witnessed a timeline of events between Russia and Ukraine which has led to an untimely war. Over the last seven months this conflict has caused an excessive amount of destruction to the people of Ukraine. The United States, along with other countries, have devised a plan to assist Ukraine in their defense tactics.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program was developed in September 2020 with the intent to establish a cybersecurity framework for companies within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), which are often targeted with sophisticated cyberattacks. The five-tiered program was designed to be implemented as a requirement through contract awards.
Businesses that contract with the federal government have used a DUNS number since it became a standard, unique business identifier in 1994, but that is changing. By April 2022, the government will transition to a new system created in SAM.gov: Unique Entity Identifiers.
Winning proposals contain relevant win themes. And if you aren’t winning with your federal proposal responses, get introspective. Win themes play a crucial role in bid responses. So, let’s dive into the topic.
Every solicitation states that in addition to being technically advantageous and/or lowest cost, the winning bid must be responsive. Responsiveness is often the first criteria measured by the government, and if your bid is unresponsive, it doesn’t matter if you have the best price—you’re out.
Like a kid on their way to see to Santa, government officials are prepping their wish lists for the new infrastructure bill. On Monday, November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the largest infrastructure package in U.S. history. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will fund projects for many years to come, like a gift that keeps on giving.
Successful small business contractors have functional teams with all proposal roles filled. This is where knowledge about your in-house talents – and your creativity about how to allocate those resources – becomes extremely important.
Government bid responses are unlike commercial proposals. Responses must adhere to specified formats; those with a high probability for a win are the culmination of a concerted capture effort. Winning responses result from dedicated effort led by experienced proposal professionals.
According to the most recent U.S. Census data, 9.1% of all businesses are majority-owned by veterans. However, not all these businesses are certified with the federal government.