Category - RFP-Proposal

19
Dec

Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies

Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies   Our CEO, Fergal McGovern wrote about ‘Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies’. His article appeared in the December edition of the NCMA (National Contract Management Association) magazine. Government contract procurement documents generally reflect a poor quality of writing, …


6
Nov

VisibleThread for Docs 2.13 now available

VisibleThread for Docs 2.13 now available Eoin here, VisibleThread head of engineering and support. Our new 2.13 release of VisibleThread for Documents is now available and ready for download for on-premise customers. This release is already live for cloud customers. In this blog post, I will provide a quick summary of what’s new in this …


20
Sep

Why MS Word Compare does not work for Contracts Teams

Why MS Word Compare does not work for Contracts Teams We work with a lot of contracts teams. When a new contract revision lands, job one is to identify any material changes between the last version and this one. Contract managers use MS Word and Adobe Pro Compare for this job. But they’re not working. Depending …



26
Apr

Quality Proposals = More Wins

Quality Proposals = More Wins   This is a blog post by our good friend Mike Parkinson, CPP APMP Fellow. Mike shares some thoughts on the importance of delivering quality proposals. ——— The quality of your proposal is indicative of the quality of your solution. Decision makers and evaluators instinctively choose solution providers, in part, …


11
Apr

How to extract FAR clauses from RFPs in under 3 minutes

How to extract FAR clauses from RFPs in under 3 minutes   If you’re a proposal manager, contracts manager or program manager working US federal programs, you’ll know the importance of the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFAR (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations).


7
Jan

How to lose a $100m bid – in 3 simple steps

How to lose a $100m bid – in 3 simple steps Lack of acronym definitions, unreadable language and poor consistency will kill your pursuit. In early November 2015, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest lodged by Federal Acquisition Services Alliant Joint Venture (FASA). It was connected with task order ID05140054; information technology …


29
Oct

VisibleThread Users Conference 2015 – Recordings & Slide Decks

VisibleThread Users Conference 2015 – Recordings & Slide Decks   We had a really great users’ conference this year in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Bigger and better than last year with more varied use cases. Here are the recordings and slide decks from the main sessions. Session 1: Conference Keynote – Trends in the Federal Contracting …


28
Oct

VisibleThread for Docs 2.12 now available

VisibleThread for Docs 2.12 now available Eoin here, VisibleThread head of engineering and support. Our new 2.12 release of VisibleThread for Documents is now available and ready for download for on-premise customers. This release is already live for cloud customers. In this blog post, I will provide a quick summary of what’s new in this …


6
Jul

Greece votes ‘No’, but you’d need a University Degree to figure out the question.

Greece votes ‘No’, but you’d need a University Degree to figure out the question. Last week the BBC published this; ‘The Greek referendum question makes (almost) no sense’ And yesterday, Greece said ‘No’ with a decisive 61.3% majority. Here’s what the voters said no to (English translation). The Greek Referendum QuestionShould the agreement plan submitted …


17
Jun

VisibleThread 5 at 5 Industry Update

VisibleThread 5 at 5 Industry Update With busy season upon us we pulled together the latest industry news for you . There is a lot of activity and talk around the Top 100 so we included the latest updates here. We hope this keeps you updated and informed on the latest industry trends. Top 100: …


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