10 Fixes That Avoid Big Problems in Procurements and Proposals


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This webinar offers 10 straightforward actions government acquisition professionals can take to make procurements clearer, less complex, and more accurate. It explores how government actions during request for proposal (RFP) development affect the companies preparing proposals, as well as how industry's reactions impact the RFP.










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The Current State of Acquisition Is ...

Federal officials have an optimistic view on the acquisition workforce’s capabilities, even as they face budget uncertainties and hiring difficulties, according to the biennial acquisition policy survey conducted by the Professional Services Council (PSC) and Grant Thornton. The poll of 65 federal officials said 56 percent believe …… » Read more

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How Can I Stay Current on My Agency’s Funding Bill?

With the end of fiscal year 2018 fast approaching, federal agencies are increasingly focused on the status of the FY2019 appropriations bills. Read more>> » Read more

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