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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: …

9
Jun

Free Compliance Matrix for ITES-3S

Free Compliance Matrix for ITES-3S The Army Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS)Industry Day for ITES-3S and ADMC-3 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th at Fort Belvoir. As background to this, the ITES Services 2 contract expires this year (2015) and ITES-3 is the replacement. ITES-3 Services are estimated to be worth $11 to …

25
May

No Proposal Consultants Welcome – Census Bureau follows VA with ban on Consultants

As you may remember we reported previously that the Department of Veteran Affairs banned proposal consultants from assisting offerors on RFP VA118-15-R0558. Unfortunately, we have more bad news. A second federal agency has followed suit. On May 18th, 2015 the US Census Bureau issued an RFP that restricts technical consultants participation. The draft RFP in …

29
Apr

How a high-profile resignation impacts Volkswagen’s digital marketing team

How a high-profile resignation impacts Volkswagen’s digital marketing team When Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piëch resigned, the Volkswagen digital marketing team faced an unplanned for and time-sensitive content project. Why is this a big deal for content marketers and how did it affect the Volkswagen digital team? The sudden departure of their chairman means they needed to …

28
Apr

4 Great Proposal Management Posts By The Pros

We are lucky to have so many Proposal Management thought leaders publishing excellent content on how to win more. Often though, it can be difficult to separate the wood from the trees and find the best content nuggets. To help, I’ve delved into the archives and identified 4 great blog posts from proposal management industry …

15
Apr

VA Changes Rules for RFPs – What can you do about it?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released an RFP that has sent a shockwave through the proposal management community. The RFP is this: VA118-15-R0558 for information technology services. In the RFP, the VA states,“ Notably, the RFP expressly prohibits offerors from using cconsultants to assist them in preparing their sample task responses. Id. at 119. …