You will learn what to take into consideration when looking at a Request for Proposal (RFP).
- Once the agency releases the request for proposal,…also known as an RFP, you should put on your inspector hat.…Your goal here is to be as proactive as possible.…Go ahead, peel back the cover of the RFP and as you read it,…begin looking for ways you can add value.…After all, you will be managing the project once it's won,…it only makes sense for you to be involved…in the development of the solution…that will ultimately be your responsibility to deliver.…
In order to gain a better understanding of the RFP process,…let's take a look at how specifications…are developed in the first place.…For starters, an agency may issue what's called…a performance work statement, also known as a PWS.…Agencies prefer a PWS when clear details are available…for the intended results.…It includes things such as a job analysis,…a performance work statement, and a quality assurance plan.…
Second, an agency may issue what's called…a statement of objectives or SOO as it's commonly called.…The SOO is preferred when details aren't specific…
Learn the best practices and terminology for working with the government, including documentation such as subsidiary plans, RFPs, PWSs, and SOOs. Walk through the three phases of contract negotiation—pre-award, award, and post-award—and common challenges as well as solutions for bidding on government contracts and getting projects authorized.
- Avoiding common pitfalls
- Reviewing the request for proposal (RFP)
- Identifying stakeholders
- Refining the deliverables
- Finalizing the contract
- Kicking off the project
- Managing the project
- Closing out the project