You know how hard Federal contracting is. You've had those weeks, those months: no signs of life anywhere. You turn over the rocks, you dig. Everything seems absolutely uninhabited. Nobody's returning calls. No opportunities. Nothing.
And yet. You know that Federal agency is spending money. In fact, your competitor is winning some of it, and it's really annoying the socks off you. What signs of life did they see that you missed?
If your resolution is to “write less proposals and win more,” this four-hour, two-part webinar is for you, your federal sales and proposal team members and your teaming partners!
Q: Have you looked at how much loser proposals have cost you in the past few years?
Are you at or below the minimum sales GSA requires for you to keep your GSA Schedule? You are not alone: Over 1,000 schedule holders on your contract vehicle failed to reach GSA’s minimum sales goal last year.
Did you reach that minimum sales goal in the first and second quarter of 2017? Good for you! You probably saved your GSA Schedule from being dropped. Unfortunately, about 30% of companies who missed that goal have lost their contracts since October 1st, 2016.
Racing is fun. It's one of the most exciting ways you can turn money into noise. It's definitely more fun when you WIN.
I know this from my experience not as a driver but from four years pit crewing for stock cars and sports cars, including for a national championship competitor.
I recently surveyed 113 federal contractors about their success in federal contracting. 49% said their win rate is less than 10%. That didn’t surprise me. In 2010, when I was researching my book, I interviewed a business owner who was all excited about winning her first federal contract.
“Tell me something,” I asked. “How many bids did it take you to win that first one?”
“39,” she said triumphantly.