Before deciding to delve into the government bidding space, businesses should take the time to decide if they have the internal resources and materials to truly compete. While many businesses host a wide array of excellent products and services, the government often wants to see more from a company when they submit a proposal.
The world of government contracting is similar to a game of chess; a game we are exceptionally good at [government contracting, not chess]. When developing a strategy of whom to market to and how to do so, we identify competitors and study them extensively. This gives us the ability to better position our clients to write winning bid responses.
Whether you’re just starting in government sales or are looking to outsource your current efforts, it’s important to consider hiring a consultant for your government sales efforts. Consultants, like JetCo Solutions, bring many benefits to the table, and we outline these benefits below.
Anyone who has tried engaging in business with the government has probably been confused over the copious use of acronyms. Fortunately, JetCo Solutions has learned this language so that our clients don’t have to. However, it’s essential for companies in the world of government contracting to understand the distinction between RFQ, RFP, and RFI.
The government fiscal fourth quarter (Q4) is rapidly approaching, meaning the busiest time of the year will soon be upon government contractors. Between July 1 and September 30, federal agencies scramble to spend what’s left in their budget, in fear that their budget will be lowered the following year if there is excess money.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is currently in phase two of its Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) consolidation. The MAS program allows contractors direct access to opportunities not available on the open market. It was created to streamline government purchasing of commercial products and services to leverage the buying power of the federal government in the process.
When companies hire our team, they typically aren’t choosing between us and another consulting firm like ours. Instead, they are usually deciding to outsource for the first time, after having written their own bid responses and handled their own government capture in-house. These companies ask great questions to vet our team and our process, and we like these discussions.
A frequent question businesses have when breaking into the world of government contracting is “what is proposal management?” At its core, proposal management is the process one goes through when taking a government solicitation, or government request for goods or services, and creating a full bid proposal in hopes of winning that government contract.
Tell me a little about what you currently do at JetCo Solutions.
As a Research Specialist, I support your company through every stage of the bidding process. My main priority is to be your matchmaker – I sift through the hundreds and thousands of open solicitations released by agencies daily and find those that match your capabilities and interests.