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December 2015: Proposal Navigator® Metrics – Final RFP Release To Proposal Kickoff Ready In One Day

As you well know, in short turnaround proposals, each day is precious because it counts for several percent of the total timeline. How long does it take your proposal teams to get ready for kickoff after FRFP release ? Three to five days ? Imagine your competitive advantage when your team is fully productive starting on Day 2....It is the equivalent of having a proposal due date several days after your competitors! Here's one recent example: About noon on a Tuesday the FRFP was released. By standup on Wednesday:

  • All FRFP documents were shredded and imported to Proposal Navigator®

  • Document DRFP-to-FRFP “diffs” were created and analyzed

  • Proposal outline was updated (6 Volumes)

  • Cross reference matrix was updated (L, M, SOW, CDRL)

  • All Writers’ Guides (the complete integration of outline and cross-reference matrix, including relevant text from FRFP documents) were updated

Though we were ready by Wednesday afternoon (only 1 day after FRFP release), proposal kickoff was scheduled for and occurred the following day. I provided complete writing guidance checklists and volume templates in the correct .docx format to the team at kickoff to begin immediately on Pink Team preparation. Black Dog Technology LLC's innovative processes 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. 2015/2016 pricing is $25,000 annual subscription (unlimited use) per proposal center site.

The Proposal Team's Mission

Synthesize and package the capture team’s vision into a compliant, convincing and compelling offering whose selection can be successfully defended ... without breaking the pursuit budget “bank”...

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