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Federal Government to Replace DUNS with New Unique Entity Identifier

By The JetCo Solutions Team | January 27, 2022

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 Unique Entity Identifiers.

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Your Win Themes Are Not About You

By The JetCo Solutions Team | January 14, 2022

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.

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What Does it Mean to Have a “Responsive” Bid?

By The JetCo Solutions Team | December 7, 2021

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.

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Breaking Down the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

By The JetCo Solutions Team | December 3, 2021

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.

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Building a Winning Proposal Response Team – Part 2

By The JetCo Solutions Team | November 30, 2021

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.

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Building a Winning Proposal Response Team – Part 1

By The JetCo Solutions Team | October 19, 2021

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.

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The VOSB/SDVOSB Program and Upcoming Changes

By Quinton Kichak | September 20, 2021

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.

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An Overview of OTAs

By The JetCo Solutions Team | September 2, 2021

When it comes to government contracts, there is no “one size fits all” model. Factors like timing, quantity, location, item type, and cost can greatly impact what type of contract is needed to solicit the right kind of response.

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Common Trends During Federal Year-End Spend

By The JetCo Solutions Team | July 27, 2021

The government fiscal year ends on September 30. Within the few weeks leading up to this date, 8.7% of federal government spending occurs. The federal government must use up its budget by the end of the fiscal year or they lose that money. This gives businesses ample opportunities to take advantage of year-end spend.