Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Task Order proposals are usually different from Government proposals addressing “regular” requirements. They have a rapid turnaround (typically from 1-2 weeks) and limited page count (typically 5-20 pages).
Writing Task Orders is not simple. Just because they seem like a smaller effort than 50-to-100-page proposals that you have 30 days or more to complete doesn’t mean you can expend less effort. Quite the opposite is true; in fact, Task Order proposals require:
- The same capture planning and solution development, masterfully summarized, with examples of drill-down into the level of detail to take credit for your preparation process.
- More simultaneous proposal activities to ensure everything gets done on time while your schedule is compressed.
- More succinct narrative and graphics as you have less “real estate” (in terms of page count) to distinguish yourself from your competitors.
- Same precision in pricing, even when the Government may request a “Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM)” cost estimate, as the Government won’t allow you to deviate much in your final price.
Our internal team of talented consultants will lend a helping hand to your team with these Task Order proposal-specific roles:
- Proposal Manager: Familiar with the demands of a short-duration proposal
- Proposal Integrator: A senior proposal writer capable of understanding and even refining your solution while integrating inputs from multiple Subject Matter Experts (SME), polishing the narrative and helping conceptualize graphics. Not every writer can be a proposal integrator, and with many activities accomplished simultaneously, one person is imperative to have in this role on a fast turnaround proposal.
- Cost/Price Strategy, Estimating, and Basis of Estimate (BOE) Development Experts
- Color Team Reviewers (Pink Team, Red Team, Gold Team)
- Proposal Editors/Desktop Publishers
- Proposal Graphic Artists
- Personnel Recruiters
- Schedulers for Resource-Loaded Schedules
- Many Other Specialists
We can either run your entire Task Order or provide support for separate tasks, such as outlining or reviewing.
If you don’t have proposal space and need one in the DC area, you can run your Task Order out of our proposal center in Rockville, Maryland.
We can also help you with Task Order staffing, which involves our recruiters helping locate program personnel when you must submit resumes with your bid.
Speed is the name of the game in writing winning Task Order proposals. Therefore, we offer training in speed writing as part of our course on Writing Persuasive Federal Proposals. You may also find our Proposal Editing Workshop useful for focusing on succinct and impactful narrative, and our Graphics Conceptualization and Win Themes Development Workshops helpful for making your proposals more persuasive. Another handy tool we recommend is our Proposal Manager’s Essential Checklists, which take the guesswork out of proposal management and coordination.
We can also set up a Task Order proposal template for you to speed up the desktop publishing process. It will have automated menus for one-click formatting of your document. On a short-duration proposal, every hour saved could be the hour spent on developing winning content.
Ready to Win More Government Contracts?
Schedule a FREE 45-minute Business Development Consultation with one of our experts or call 301-384-3350. We’ll discuss actionable ways you can grow in the Federal market and tell you exactly how we can help you reach your goals.