Simply stated, Capture is Business Development in the government sector including federal, state, or local agencies. Capture Managers direct the company’s strategy and pursuit of contracting opportunities through bid decisions, relationships, networking, marketing, and teaming.
When looking at government bid opportunities, there is a lot to consider. Anyone using a relevant search engine could easily fall down a rabbit hole filled with unfamiliar terms and acronyms on sites such as GovWin and beta.SAM. As a Research Specialist at JetCo Solutions, I’m of the opinion that research is both an art AND a science.
Technical writers are the bridge between your business and the government. For your technical writer to produce the most effective solicitation response, there are a few steps you can take to maximize this resource: Identify your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Make time for solutioning, and review the draft.
At JetCo Solutions, we truly care about the well-being of our employees. We don’t just say that, we show it. We have multiple programs in place to ensure our employees enjoy a healthy work-life balance, as well as feel fulfilled by their work. We have open conversations about mental health and ensure team members have access to proper resources.
The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. Companies can use this site to register to do business with the U.S. government, update or renew entity registration, check status of an entity registration, and search for entity registration and exclusion records.
Frequently when working on writing a government proposal, you will have a few questions arise out of the solicitation. Whatever your question, you must ask it correctly so that you get a clear response. There are three tips for formatting your question: stick to email, be specific, and reference documents.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation is the principal set of rules regarding government procurement in the United States. This set of rules covers many of the contracts issued by the US military and NASA, as well as US civilian federal agencies. The government uses federal contracts as a procurement mechanism to purchase goods or services from contractors. These contracts are governed by a strict set of terms and conditions, including clauses from the FAR.
GSA Eliminates Need for Digital Certificate, Moves eOffer and eMod to Multi-Factor Authentication System
The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that as of March 8, 2021, contractors will use FAS ID, a multi-factor authentication system, to access eOffer and eMod. This comes after the November 2020 announcement from GSA, prefacing that the update would happen in 2021 to support security updates.
Rejection of a GSA Schedule contract is common. About half of all offers submitted are rejected. The top 5 common areas for rejection are scope, financial instability, past performance, responsiveness, and pricing.