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Building a Content Portfolio to Simplify Your RFP Responses

Few documents intimidate the uninitiated like a blank Request for Proposal, or RFP. More often than not, the team creating the response has a great deal of experience in their field, but little with crafting a competitive, informative, and visually engaging proposal. Here The Bid Lab offers insights on preparing a Content Portfolio to make…

The Most Valuable Content to Leverage for Your RFP Response

A blank RFP document can be daunting at first glance! Yet, the truth is, your company has been accumulating RFP response content since the formation of your business. You have created countless useful content documents including employee handbooks, portfolios, your website, blog posts, and even testimonials from clients reviewing your services. All of this previously…

Writing a Successful RFP Executive Summary

Crafting a compelling RFP executive summary can help set a proposal apart from the competition. The executive summary is one of the few parts of the unpredictable and sometimes restrictive RFP process where the proposer can unfurl both their story and strategy in full view for the evaluator.  Here is how to take full advantage…

3 Common RFP Myths Debunked!

We have all fallen into the trap of believing RFP myths as facts. But, believing in these myths can cost you (read personal sleep coupled with added stress). Importantly, they can cost your business too – in money, resources, and even team morale.  In this article, we debunk three common RFP myths to help you…

10 RFP Facts That Will Help You Win More Bids

When you think of an RFP, it’s not wrong to think of completing what seems to be an endless document full of questions. It’s easy to forget that so much research, insight, and careful strategy goes into developing a proposal. RFP writers are always finding innovative ways to inform their process by incorporating new trends…

How to Register on SAM.gov

Prior to beginning to venture into contracting with any federal agency, your business must first register with Sam.gov. But, it’s not as simple as 1-2-3. In order to make the process as smooth as possible, we put together information to help you understand exactly what SAM.gov is and what you can expect during registration.   What…

Public vs. Private: Compliance

If your business responds to RFPs in the public or private sector markets, “compliance” is not an unfamiliar term to you. But, while it may have familiarity, it can also be intimidating. Especially in the public sector, it’s no surprise that if you neglect to meet every compliance requirement you are bound to be removed…

How to Build an RFP Response Template

When beginning to collect your bid responses to any RFP for your first (or third!) time, it can quickly become disorderly. Assembling the numerous certifications, collecting your SMEs’ answers to technical questions, andgetting the legal team to review terms & conditions, are all small, but important, pieces of the RFP pie. Without crossing every t and…

RFP Response Strategy: Why Human Intelligence is Necessary

Small and medium-sized business leaders all over the world share one common takeaway from the past year. At some point, each and every one of them has had to rethink some, or all, of their business strategy. Those who respond to RFPs in the public or private sector are no different. As everything was put…