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September 2018

Developing a Winning Cost Volume

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018

Although the government often states that cost is the least important factor in proposal evaluation, and that they buy on best value, statistics show that cost is the deciding factor in more than 90% of the federal contract awards. In other words, cost is incredibly important if you want to win. The Cost Proposal Strategy course offers practical tools for proposal managers on everything from cost volume basics to process, data calls, assumptions, compelling cost volume narrative, WBS, BOEs, price to win, and cost strategies.

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Foundations of Federal Business Development

September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018

This course offers essential skills in professional business development. It begins with an overview of the Federal business development process and what it takes to succeed in the profession. It proceeds to the basics of doing business with the U.S. Government. It then focuses on the nuances of Government contracting that every business developer has to understand in order to win contracts, such as rules of the socioeconomic program for small businesses, and how you can make the program.

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October 2018

Competitive Analysis: Black Hat and Price to Win Training

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This training covers Black Hat and Price to Win (PTW) analyses that are the backbone of the competitive analysis, and are indispensable in the highly competitive world of winning government proposals. Master the techniques for identifying competitors; using sources for quantitative and qualitative information; organizing Black Hat sessions; devising competitors’ approach; performing SWOT analysis; postulating competitors’ win strategies; following a disciplined PTW development process; performing labor rate analysis; and more.

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Government Proposal Graphics Training

October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am

This course provides the skills necessary to conceptualize proposal graphics that convey your winning solution to government customers. In addition to brainstorming on a graphic idea, this training shows you how to design an action caption, sketch a graphic concept, deliver a specific visual message to the government customer, and use professional graphic design principles and resources to make your graphics look attractive.

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Government Proposal Desktop Publishing Training

October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Government proposal desktop publishing teaches valuable skills in designing, laying out government proposals in MS Word. Present your company’s offer in the most professional light to Federal evaluators. The course covers tools and features MS Word offers to the desktop publisher, and shortcuts to increase speed and efficiency. It covers color palette and styles, tables of contents, headers and footers, and elements of design to ensure your proposal is attractive.

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November 2018

Winning Government Cost Proposal Training

November 7, 2018 - November 8, 2018

Developing a Winning Cost Volume course helps you increase your federal contract win probability. We focus on government contract evaluation, pricing fundamentals such as cost buildup and cost volume elements, price strategy, developing basis of estimate (BOE), coming up with assumptions, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), cost volume narrative, winning in lowest price technically acceptable proposals (LPTA), and much more.

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Advanced Capture Management Training

November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018

This Advanced Capture Management course is for federal business developers and capture managers to learn advanced techniques for government customer engagement and sales, intelligence gathering on opportunities, win strategy brainstorming, and facilitation of competitive analysis, Black Hat, and solution development (CONOPS) workshops. This is the ultimate course for positioning to win government contracts through a rigorous capture planning process.

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Government Proposal Win Themes and Win Strategy Training

November 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This training offers valuable skills in proposal win themes development as the most important element of persuasion. As a core component of win themes development, this course also covers win strategy development techniques indispensable in government capture management. Learn the purpose of win themes, their types, and building blocks. Use them correctly at every stage of the capture and proposal process.

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December 2018

Foundations of Capture Management Training

December 4, 2018 - December 5, 2018

This Foundations of Capture Management training encompasses capture process, tools, and hands-on exercises for capturing government contracts and dramatically improving your win probability (Pwin). You will learn techniques for federal government customer engagement, intelligence gathering, win strategy development, competitive analysis, teaming, solution development, and more.

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Federal Proposal Writing Training

December 10, 2018 - December 11, 2018

This proposal writing course shows how to develop compliant and highly persuasive proposal sections in half the time, to increase your government proposals' win probability. Learn to outline within the proposal sections for compliance and responsiveness, brainstorm as a group and individually to develop proposal section content, infuse proper structure and flow into your sections, and implement the correct writing process. Learn proposal persuasion techniques.

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