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RFP Response Templates

Responding to RFPs can lead to a number of profitable opportunities for you and your business. They can open doors to new industries or provide you with additional work from your existing book of business. But, if the process is so lucrative, why doesn’t everyone write RFP responses? On average, companies spend an incredible 30…

3 Common Mistakes When Submitting An RFP Response

A challenge businesses face when responding to RFPs is well, the entire bid creation process. Technical writing, pricing research and assistance, editing, graphic design, and content retention are all necessary tasks requiring substantial time and resources. If not managed properly from the start, they can lead to overlooked mistakes within the submission. Need Tips for…

What Are Open Records?

Overview When responding to, or following up on, RFPs, it can be helpful to have access to publicly available information that pertains to the proposal. But, for myriad reasons, you may not be able to locate that very pertinent piece of information you need.  In these occurrences, The Bid Lab has helped our clients readily…

Why Your Local Agency RFPs Matter

Each year, the federal government purchases approximately $400 billion in goods and services from the private sector. This is in addition to the state, county and local agency procurement. Together, selling to the government is a lucrative opportunity for business owners regardless of size, location or offering.  As a small business, you too can vye…

How to File a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

Overview When our clients require information to improve their bids, The Bid Lab is able to provide the extensive research support they need. When this information is publicly available, but not immediately accessible, The Bid Lab helps our clients navigate the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process. It is worth noting that FOIAs should…

Maximize Your Chances of Winning the Bid

While 2021 has seen a lot of businesses close their doors for good, many windows have opened for the business owners of tomorrow. Maybe you’ve already created a great website, recruited valuable employees, and built a solid supply chain. Maybe you’re even ready to begin exploring responding to request for proposals (RFPs) as a way…

RFP Process Challenges & How Outsourcing Can Overcome Them

Responding to a request for proposal (RFP) can be a stressful and intimidating process for business owners who are unfamiliar with bidding legalities. Despite the complex system that must be executed flawlessly to win a contract, companies who manage to win, in effect, are able to organically grow their businesses. A challenge companies face when…

How to Work with SMEs for a Smooth Sailing RFP Process

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are commonly defined as individuals who exhibit the absolute highest level of expertise within an organization for a specific role or task. SMEs can include engineers, project managers, researchers, or even human resources personnel. Within the world of RFP project management, these are the people crucial to your goal of completing…

4 Major Challenges of Proposal Management and RFP Generation

  Generating consistent RFP responses that get noticed is not an easy task. Even savvy veterans understand that the proposal management process can be stressful. Business owners still take this challenge head-on, because they know the results of their hard work can be exceptionally beneficial to their organization. In order to help your business better…