Government Contract Bids & Proposals
To grow your business through federal government contracts, you need a winning bid and proposal strategy.
Most federal government agencies use a Request for Proposal, Request for Quote or Invitation to Bid process to find the products and services they need. More than a simple price quote, these documents outline the product specification, services, terms and conditions and other information needed to evaluate and award a contract. To be considered, your bid or proposal must respond to and comply with all the terms set by the contracting agency.
A winning bid proves that your company offers the best solution at the most competitive price. Note that most competitive does not necessarily mean cheapest. You often can justify a higher price by showing that your company charges a fair and reasonable price for a superior solution.
How we can help
To navigate the complex world of government contracting, you need a partner with extensive federal contracting experience. At Left Brain Professionals, we know government contracts: how to win them, how to keep them and how to profit from them.
Our government contracting experts can help you win more contracts and maintain higher profitability while fulfilling them. We can:
- Educate you and your employees about the federal government contracting process.
- Show you how to prepare responsive bids and proposals.
- Review bids and proposals to ensure they are fully responsive and compliant with terms & conditions.
- Consult on how to document your costs to support profitable contracts.
- Assist with DCAA SF1408: Pre-Award Survey of Prospective Contractor Accounting System and/or DCAA Post-award Accounting System Audit under DFARS 252.242-7006.
- Select and install an accounting system that supports easy review and approval of qualifying expenses to meet DCAA and DCMA standards.
- Assist with incurred cost proposals.
- From the Answers Blog:
- Federal Government Resources:
- Defense Logistics Agency: Doing Business with DLA
- Department of Defense: Office of Small Business Programs
- DFARS 252.215-7009 Proposal Adequacy Checklist
- General Service Administration: How to Sell to the Government
- Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Selling to the Federal Government
- SBA.gov: How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals.
Ready to get more information?
Contact us now or schedule one-on-one time to learn more about government contracts – and how we can help you prepare winning proposals.