• Secrets to a Winning Oral Proposal Presentation

    Imagine that you’ve just read the procurement instructions for your current opportunity, and sure enough, it includes some form of oral proposal presentation (commonly known as orals). You’re obviously excited because you know that [...]

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  • 5 Tips for Optimizing Communication with Government Procurement Officials

    You may have seen in recent news that Italian artist, Salvatore Garau, sold an invisible sculpture for $18,300. Even more mind-blowing, in 2020, an invisible painting was sold to a group of investors for [...]

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  • What’s Going On With the FY 2022 Federal Budget?

    This post was updated on December 6, 2021 to provide the latest context on the hectic congressional situation, including appropriations, debt ceiling, BBB Act, and the 2022 NDAA. How does it work? In [...]

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  • 6 Tips for Incentivizing Your Staff to Contribute to Proposals

    For many of our organizations, most tasks needed to grow happen outside of the normal working hours and require employees to contribute beyond their 9-5 role. Though their title may not have “growth” included [...]

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  • CIO-SP4 Amendment 9: Deep Thoughts and Practical Tips

    So here we are—Amendment 9 for CIO-SP4 and the updated proposal submission date of August 20th. Before I state the obvious regarding the dramatic twists and turns on this procurement, let me say a [...]

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  • CIO-SP4 Amendment 7 Impacts and Recommendations

    On Monday, July 19th at 9:00 PM EDT, NITAAC released Amendment 7 of the CIO-SP4 RFP. This amendment extends the due date for proposals to Tuesday, August 3rd at 2:00 PM and includes several [...]

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