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March 2015: Supporting FPR Development with Proposal Navigator®’s Keyword/Keyphrase and Use/Don’t Us

Now that you’ve made it through the competitive range hoop, the Final Proposal Revision looms in the (near) distance. Speed, accuracy, and consistency are paramount in the typical two to four week response time. Suppose the Government has identified a particular weakness with one of your teammates (e.g. OCI) or software tools (e.g. IP) and you need to address that topic throughout the proposal response. Where in all of the volumes did we mention this particular teammate or software tool? Using Proposal Navigator®’s Keyword/Keyphrase utility, we can greatly facilitate this painstaking task of looking through the multiple documents, and identifying and mapping out the places where updates must be made. We first input the name of teammate, software tool, etc. into the Keyword/Keyphrase list. Then, in a single execution of this utility, its reports indicate the document names, pages and line numbers where the Keywords/Keyphrases are found across all volumes, and also provides a visual highlight indicator of same in copies of the original documents. Suppose as a second item the Government has decided to move the Period of Performance start two months to the right. Where in all of the volumes did we mention April 1 or 4/1 or 04/01 that now need to become June 1, 6/1 or 06/01? Once again we have a significant manual task going through the multiple documents, making changes, and assuring consistency throughout. In this second example we input April 1 or 4/1 and 04/01 as “Don’t Use” items and June 1, 6/1 and 06/01 as their “Use” analogs. In a single Proposal Navigator® Use/Don’t Use utility execution we quickly, accurately, and consistently update …shown with track changes…all of the PoP start dates across all response documents. This innovative process and Proposal Navigator® tool efficiencies add productive work days to your constrained proposal development timelines. Contact us for your capture/proposal support needs or to arrange your Proposal Navigator® system capability demonstration. 2015 pricing is $25,000 annual subscription (unlimited use) per proposal center site.

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