There are tons of valuable government contracting events in the DC metro area, from networking happy hours to training seminars to opportunity overviews. We narrowed down three that we think you should attend in the upcoming weeks.
We are tracking two major contracts expected to drop in November; the IT Infrastructure Operations Services and Support (ITIOSS) solicitation and the Architecture Development and Platform Technical Services for the Office of Chief Information Officer (ADAPTS) contract. Get more details on these two opportunities and Red Team’s take below.
When pricing a federal contract, it is common for a prime contractor to include assumptions as part of their Price Volume. Pricing assumptions allow offerors to explain the conventions and rules that set the foundation for their price estimate. Federal contractors generally view assumptions as a way to ensure that their offered price accurately aligns with the expected scope of work. However, a recent protest decision throws caution to offerors who provide assumptions so complex that they mislead the evaluation of their proposed price, or whose assumptions demonstrate a lack of customer intimacy.
The shock of losing a contract to a competitor is something no company will forget. After witnessing a number of companies unseeded by competitors, we have come to learn that there is nothing shocking about it at all. In fact, many unseeded incumbents have sealed their fate long before the proposal was submitted. We have seen it so often that we have termed it incumbentitis. Should Miriam-Webster be interested in adding this term to the dictionary, we would define it as “the incorrect assumption that no one else can do what you doy which can result in an inflated sense of self-worth that casts a shadow on discernable competitors and muddles one’s own competitive advantage.”
Key Protest Decisions Contract/Task Order: Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO), Eglin Air Force Base, issued the SEEK EAGLE Modeling Analysis, and Tools Support (SEMATS 2) RFP (FA2486-16-R-0065) on December 2, 2015. The government awarded a single, IDIQ fixed-price contract to Engineering Research and Consulting, Inc. […]
Upcoming Events: There are many valuable government contracting events in the DC metro area, from networking happy hours to training seminars to opportunity overviews. We narrowed down three events that should be on your calendar. BD + Capture 101 Training, Presented by Red Team Consulting When: October […]
Upcoming Contracts We are tracking two major contracts expected to drop later this year; the DoD DISA Information Technology Enterprise Support Services (DESS II) solicitation and the Navy Cyber Information Technology Services — both with an expected drop date in September. Get more details and Red […]
In honor of Small Business Week, here are some valuable tips to government contracting small businesses.
Red Team’s Vice President, Jeff Shen, shares his thoughts on yesterday’s PSC discussion with the VA TAC on IT acquisition.
Learn to make smarter proposal decisions and streamline your proposal process in the latest issue of FedHealthIT magazine. In his article titled, 5 Steps to Prepare for Late Summer Proposals, Jeff Shen (Vice President of Red Team) discusses what you can do to better prepare yourself and […]