Every year, the DHS releases a multiple-award Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract suite known as PACTS III.
RFPs are a formal way for entities to solicit bids and proposals from potential suppliers, contractors, or service providers to fulfill specific needs or projects. As such, the world of procurement can be pretty complex. Below, we’ve answered five of the most Googled questions about RFPs.
In the vast forest of business opportunities, navigating the world of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) can be a daunting task. Like Goldilocks’s quest for the perfect fit in the fairy tale, businesses must select RFPs that align perfectly with their capabilities and goals judiciously.
Last year, our proposal writers wrote a letter to Santa asking for some cool tools to help them. Here’s what was on their wish list. Many of these tools are available to you as well. You might already have them right next to the elf on your shelf.
As a small business owner, you face many challenges from the get-go. You might run up against development roadblocks such as limited resources, financial constraints, and confusing compliance standards. Or you might struggle with building your branding, marketing, and visibility.
Responding to IT RFPs is akin to entering a labyrinth. If the winding paths and unexpected turns leave you feeling lost, you’re not alone. The pathways to success are numerous and often convoluted, with challenges around every corner. Yet, those who approach this maze with a map—a clear strategy and a keen understanding of the rules—will find their way through its twists and turns to the prize at the center: a winning proposal.
Just as a successful Thanksgiving meal requires thoughtful planning and preparation, crafting an effective capture management strategy requires a strategic approach in selecting the right RFPs (Request for Proposals). This journey, much like preparing a memorable Thanksgiving dinner, involves identifying your main ingredients (core RFPs), complementing them with the right sides (supplementary opportunities), and garnishing your choices with strategic insights to enhance your selection. Each step, from selection to strategic positioning, is crucial in crafting proposals that stand out.
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) 2024 is coming to Chicago! Regardless of your politics, this will be a big event that brings a lot of revenue to Chicago and Illinois businesses. A lot of that money will arrive with the crowds in August. The DNC 2024 Host Committee is planning the event and has already issued 5 Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are crucial in business, serving as structured guides that outline a company’s project needs to potential bidders. This blog breaks down the key components of RFPs, from stating clear objectives and submission guidelines to detailing budget considerations and technical requirements. We’ll also touch on how proposals are evaluated and the importance of setting clear terms and conditions. Let’s dive into the structure and significance of RFPs in the business world
An RFP (Report for Proposal) and a grant are both methods of soliciting or providing funding, but they are typically used in different contexts and have some key differences.
A bidder’s conference aims to provide potential bidders or proposers with additional information and/or clarify the project’s requirements, scope, terms, and conditions.
Case Study: RFP Support & Consulting for Evalv IQ regarding Texas Association of School Boards, Inc. (TASB) RFP
Once Upon an RFP provided RFP Support & Consulting for Evalv IQ on September 2022 for Proposal No. 692-23 for Software as a Service (SaaS), Cybersecurity Assessments, and Related Products and Services with the Texas Association of School Boards, Inc. (TASB)
Many of our clients have experience responding to RFPs internally. They have been successful in their proposal efforts thus far and are initially hesitant to enlist professional proposal support. However, writing proposals can be time-consuming and overwhelming, especially when balanced with day-to-day responsibilities.
Once Upon An RFP provides Grant Application Support & Consulting for a Women’s Mental Health and Wellness provider.
For many professionals, the vast world of bidding and procurement is entirely uncharted. Therefore, it makes sense that not everyone has heard of what we actually do here at Once Upon an RFP. We like to say we’re the partner you never knew you needed!
Once Upon An RFP provides Proposal Support & Consulting for a technology solutions provider and administrator in the Education industry.
Once Upon An RFP provided RFP Support & Consulting for a Consulting & Contracting LLC on November 2022 for RFP#. 30-2223013 – ApprenticeNC Equity Outreach.
Once Upon an RFP Receives 2022 Best of Villa Park Award
Villa Park Award Program Honors the Achievement
VILLA PARK November 8, 2022 — Once Upon an RFP has been selected for the 2022 Best of Villa Park Award in the Consultant category by the Villa Park Award Program.
August 22, 2022, Once Upon an RFP turns four years old. Since 2018, we’ve blossomed from a one-woman operation to a rapidly growing team of proposal consultants, communications coordinators, marketing specialists, operations gurus, and program managers.
Small Business Toolkit (SMB Toolkit) is the one-stop-shop for businesses that work with Government and Big Corporate.
Designed for solopreneurs, SMB Toolkit will take you from chaos to done. We offer services ranging from anchoring established businesses to a complete overhaul for your brand and company.
If you’re not quite a social butterfly, you might be a social moth instead.
The business world expects entrepreneurs and working professionals to exude confidence and charisma. Being anxious, shy, and introverted is too often looked down upon. However, we can actually leverage anxiety, shyness, and introversion to create meaningful, affirming connections.
Why should small businesses invest in diverse certifications?
Whether you are interviewing via Zoom or conducting virtual client meetings, your background, lighting, and camera angles can affect how others in your meeting perceive you. In the before times, how we dressed or styled our hair changed others’ perceptions. In present times, our virtual setup can have a similar effect.
It’s all too easy to create an unproductive work environment while working from the comfort of your own home. A little self-care and a workspace free from distractions will boost productivity and enhance your remote work experience.
Working from home can be isolating. Long days without human interaction can make you feel lonely, frustrated, and uninspired. We’ve compiled ways to boost interaction and productivity to combat isolation.
With remote work comes much more freedom than in-office work. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a consultant, or a full-time employee, staying on track with tasks and deadlines can be difficult.
“The Great Resignation” has been a thing for a while now. We think it’s time to call it what it is: a talent crisis. It impacts every industry, including proposals, and there’s more than one cause.
We at Once Upon an RFP often like to joke that RFPs covertly run the world. They really are the best kept secret. Billions of taxpayer dollars filter through procurement processes and result in the exchange of goods and services.
As a small business owner, you likely understand what it means to wear many hats and that your unique set of competencies are what drives clients towards your specific business.
Are you searching for a proposal consultant or simply interested in becoming one? What makes a good proposal consultant? In short, the ideal proposal consultant combines their expertise with the following 4 traits to provide high-quality deliverables to their clients.
“Agile is defined as “quick and well-coordinated in movement” and “marked by an ability to think quickly.” How, then, do we become agile in our careers and finances? We can expand our options by exploring what it takes to become a consultant using the skills we have mastered in proposal management.”
“For 23 years Caryn Kent Dean has worked as a proposal writer and manager for corporate and government bid opportunities. She has been a proud member of the APMP for six years and supports the APMP Greater Midwest Chapter as a chair for the consultants virtual networking group.”
Thank you so much to the Proposal.Works Podcast for bringing on Once Upon an RFP founder Caryn Kent Dean to discuss the importance of strategy and why strategic business and proposal management always triumphs over chaos.
Writer’s block strikes at the most inopportune times. In a field governed by compliance and stringent deadlines, there’s no time to be struck down by writer’s block when you’re writing a proposal. Here are our top tips to keep your project on track.