Proposal Development

Proposal Development

Prospective Contractor Responsibility

All prospective contractors submitting a Request for Proposal (RFP) responses must be determined “Responsible” by the Program Contracting Officer (PCO) before they can be considered contract contenders. In order for a contractor to be considered “Responsible” they must: Have adequate cash or lines of credit, Be able to comply with the required delivery schedule specified …

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Pre-Award Survey

A Pre-award Survey (FAR 9.106) is an evaluation by a surveying activity of a Prospective Contractor’s Capability to perform under the terms of a proposed contract. It typically requires an on-site visit to the prospective contractor’s facility. Due to the length and expense, pre-award surveys are not typically performed for contracts that are less than …

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Proposal Adequacy Checklist (PAC)

A Proposal Adequacy Checklist (PAC) helps government personnel and contractors meet all policy statutory requirements in developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) or seller’s proposal. The goal of the checklist is to ensure that contractors submit thorough, accurate, and complete proposals.  Contractors will be able to self-validate the adequacy of their proposals by completing the …

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Model Contract

Model Contract is a draft contract that is contained in a Request for Proposal (RFP) package.  It’s just a draft and the final contract will not be developed until after the contract award. The model contract will include clauses and regulations that a potential contractor will have to adhere to. The model contract also allows …

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Information Assurance Content in an Request for Proposal

Every acquisition program should include language in their Request for Proposal (RFP) that addresses Information Assurance (IA) requirements for a contractor. These requirements should be clearly and unambiguously articulated to potential offerors and what is expected from them in terms of compliance and performance. Below is a sample/explanation of IA RFP Content that was obtained …

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Industry Day

Industry Day is an event held by a Department of Defense (DoD) Program Management Office (PMO) to present the plans for a current or future procurement to representatives from industry.  It is usually held prior to a Request for Proposal (RFP) being released or any major changes in a program. It’s an opportunity for the …

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Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria are the standards by which accomplishments of required technical and operational effectiveness and/or suitability characteristics or the resolution of operational issues may be assessed. The criteria will normally be stated in Section M of a Request for Proposal (RFP) and the Source Selection Plan (SSP). Definition: Evaluation criteria are the factors an agency …

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