Developing Effective Responses: Advanced Strategies for Proposals

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Dr. Shana Nicholson shares insights on responding effectively to Requests for Proposals, covering agenda items like opportunity overview, kick-off meetings, proposal development, and more. The presentation delves into analyzing opportunities, forming partnerships, and contractual agreements critical for successful bids.


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Developing Effective Responses: Advanced Strategies for Proposals

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  1. Developing Effective Responses to Requests for Proposals (Part 2) - Advanced Dr. Shana Nicholson March 2023

  2. Agenda Introduction Opportunity Overview Kick Off Meeting Bid/No Bid-Gate Reviews Proposal Development Amendments and Modifications Final Delivery

  3. Introduction Dr. Shana Nicholson Procurement Counselor snicholson@rcacwv.com 304.344.2546 ex 5 (Office) 304.695.7769 (Cell)

  4. Opportunity Overview

  5. Opportunity Overview & Review Opportunity Review Competitive Analysis Teaming Contractual Agreements

  6. Opportunity Review What type of opportunity is this? Is this a reasonable opportunity? What is the budget and has this program been funded? Can we prime, team, sub, or request sole source or direct award? Do we know the customer and the customer s needs? Do we have the capacity to support this opportunity?

  7. Competitive Analysis Is this a small business set aside or full and open solicitation? Is this a re-compete or a new procurement? What capability gaps do we have? Who are the incumbents or our competitors? Do we know the customer and the customer s needs? Do we have the past experience to support this opportunity?

  8. Teaming Partners What value does the partner offer? What capability gaps do they fill? Do they have past performance experience or intimate knowledge of the customer? Are they a good fit as a teaming partner?

  9. Contractual Agreements Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) Teaming Agreement (TA) Joint Venture (JV) Mentor-Protege (MP) Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA)

  10. Kick Off Meeting

  11. Kickoff Meeting Rules of Engagement Proposal Planning Proposal Outline Establish Timeline

  12. Rules of Engagement Set clear guidelines for communication 1 Establish Points of Contact 2 Risks, challenges and mitigations 3

  13. Proposal Planning Overview of Opportunity Introduction of team members Qualifications and Capabilities Technical Requirements Investment and Commitment

  14. Proposal Outline Scope L&M Tasks Graphics Q&A Writing Assignments

  15. Establish a Timeline Set reasonable expectations Ensure visibility Set Writing and Review Dates Be flexible but consistent Anticipate delays and modifications Do not wait until the deadline!

  16. Bid / No-Bid Gate Reviews

  17. Bid/ No Bid Gate Reviews Sample Bid/ No Bid Gate Review Matrix Criteria Score (1, 2, 3) Potential No- Bid (Y/N) Requires Review (Y/N) Change (Y/N) Information Key Criteria Score: 1: Disadvantage, 2. Neutral, 3. Advantage Delay in Submission Y 3 N N Requires Signed Letter of Commitment 1 Y Y Y Remote Work Permitted N 3 N N

  18. Proposal Development

  19. Proposal Development. Writing Assignments 1 Investment and Resource Allocation 2 Risks, Challenges, and Mitigations 3 Strategy and Win Themes 4 Technical Solution 5

  20. Proposal Development (continued) Budget Analysis and Pricing 6 Graphics 7 Key Personnel 8 Past Performance 9 Compliance 10

  21. Writing Assignments Appropriate authors Technical Understanding Clear Deadlines Set Page Limit Data Calls

  22. Investment and Resource Allocation Investment Technical Writers Resources Available Available Hours SMEs Budget Graphics Technical Support Business Development Gate Reviews Recruitment Key Personnel Supplies, Equipment, Amendments and Delivery Modifications

  23. Risks, Challenges, and Mitigations

  24. Strategy and Win Themes Program Performance Measures Key Program Cost/Price Technical Management Objectives Requirements Requirements Requirements

  25. Technical Solution Sample Technical Solution Matrix Requirement PWS / SOW Specific Selling Points Technical 1 C.1.2 SME- Past Performance Technical 2 C.5.1 Software as Service Ops Management 2 L.17 Key Personnel LoC

  26. Budget Analysis Work Break Down Key Personnel Labor Categories Historic Spend Overhead Supplies and Material

  27. Graphics Compliant Easy to Understand Adds Value Tells a Story Explains a Process Highlights Success

  28. Key Personnel Sample Key Personnel Matrix Resume Formatted Letter of Intent Candidate Required Skills Yes No Yes No Yes No Program Manager Skills: 5 years Experience Skills: PMP Certification

  29. Past Performance Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) Prior Experience Size, Scope, and Complexity Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)

  30. Compliance Review Sample Compliance Matrix Page Limit Section Author Section L Section M Notes from Reviewer L.1 Management Approach. The offeror shall provide information on its management approach to include: XYZ M.1 Factor1 Management Approach. The government will evaluate the offeror's approach to managing the work on the contract 1.0 Management approach is over page count. Recommend removing graphic from page 2. Management Approach (L.1, M.1) 2 Pages Dr. N

  31. Amendments & Modifications

  32. Amendments and Modifications Compare documents Review Q&A Review Due Dates Review Change in Scope and Requirements Bid/No-Bid Review Update Outline Update Team

  33. Final Delivery

  34. Delivery SUBMISSION MUST BE COMPLIANT SUBMISSION MUST BE TIMELY SUBMISSION MUST BE RECEIVED MONITOR FOR NOTIFICATIONS

  35. Questions and Answers

  36. Thank You

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