Unlock the Secrets Behind the DLA Solicitation Number

Unlocking the secrets behind DLA’s solicitation number can reveal more information than you think. For instance, it tells you if it is an automated buy, contract value and the buying location.So how exactly, can you get all of this from a bunch of numbers and alpha digits? This article explores the mysteries behind the solicitation number and how it can…

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The Anatomy of a Government Bid Opportunity from DLA

Understanding how the US Government structures bid packages is critical to success in the Federal and Military procurement arena. It can allow you to quickly qualify a government bid for a bid/no bid decision.In this article we will look at the structure of a bid package, and apply it to the most common bid requests seen by those selling parts and products. More…

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Using Set Asides Effectively to Win Contracts

Using Set Asides effectively in government means gaining an advantage. Set Asides are designed to level the competitive playing field for Small Businesses. Really understanding Set Asides and how to effectively use them seems to elude a lot of Small Business owners. In this article we will take a closer look into your Set Aside and what it means to…

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Award History, the Right Pieces Matter!

Getting the right piece of award history is critical to quick and effective decision making. The government market is much like working a jigsaw puzzle; having many pieces making up our end result.If you force a piece that doesn't belong (or use the wrong information), you will just come up short. The nice thing is that much like a jigsaw…

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What is a Technical Capability Statement

So what is a Technical Capability Statement? It is much like a Capability Statement, in that it is used to respond to the following notices published by the Government.Sources Sought NoticesRequest for InformationBroad Agency AnnouncementsA Technical Capability document is the key to building a relationship with important decision-makers in government contracting. It provides them with a concise description of the…

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What is an IDIQ

So what exactly is an IDIQ contract? IDIQ is the acronym meaning Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts and are used when the Government cannot predetermine, above a specified minimum, the precise quantities of supplies or services that the Government will require during the contract period, and it is inadvisable to commit itself for more than a minimum quantity. Multiple IDIQ…

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What is a Sources Sought Notice

Understanding the Sources Sought or RFI and Their Value A Sources Sought Notice and/or Request for Information (RFI) are not an actual bid or proposal solicitations; instead, they are a solicitation of interest. Think of a Sources Sought or RFI as market research being conducted by a government agency to determine what the capabilities and interests of the marketplace are.…

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IDC Contracts and Why We Seek Them Out

So what is an IDC contract? It stands for Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) and is a contracting vehicle that has been awarded to one or more vendors. It facilitates the delivery of supply and service orders. Why Seek these IDC Contracts out? For any IDC contracting vehicle one thing is certain, we know that they will be re-competed; making them…

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What is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

A Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation procedure used to obtain proposals for basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement. BAAs are broad in their subject matter and focus on advancing science rather than acquiring specific products, which are instead covered under a Request…

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Advanced Opportunity Module

Search GovData's advanced opportunity module released earlier this year, continues to get high marks from users. This additional module also continues to show the commitment to providing you the ability to position for tomorrow. A GAME CHANGER Get your government bid opportunities 24 hours in advance of the government release. Identify and filter based on inspection point, First Article, as well…

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