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Year End Spend and Government Budgets

By The JetCo Solutions Team | July 14, 2022

Year end spend approached with the fiscal year ending September 30th. Government agencies must use their remaining funds or risk losing it. Current gas prices and world conflicts may cut significantly into any extra non-allocated funding near the end of the fiscal year.

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40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

By Jeff Hilliard | June 3, 2022

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.

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0

By The JetCo Solutions Team | May 20, 2022

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.

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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.