Belated congratulations to the 57 new-comers and 13 incumbents who were awarded the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Veterans Technology Services 2 (VETS 2) SDVOSB set-aside vehicle last October! Welcome to the $5 billion IT services contract that provides access to agencies across the U.S. Government. WARNING: do not expect VETS 2 to yield the…
Success in the federal market isn’t what it used to be. Over the last 10 years, we’ve all witnessed an extraordinary amount of business opportunities. Those days are over. Now is the time that will separate the businesses with real value and real smarts from those that “got lucky.” Succeeding – not just surviving – will be achieved through well-developed strategies, thoughtful and thorough market research and analysis, effective competitive intelligence, creative communications, and, above all, a laser-like focus on what you do best
The past is not prologue: Each competition is a new event and you cannot assume that “the usual suspects” will be your opponents. Whether you’re pursuing a new contract or re-competing to win an old one, scanning your competitive landscape is important. This is an oft-discussed challenge, as seen by this sampling of common quotes…
In July 2014, Attain was awarded a five-year, $50.2 million CIO-SP3 task order to provide bioinformatics and related support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI). This task order was awarded as a small business set-aside and will end (assuming that there are no extensions) in July 2019. This means that…
As the head of business development for Integrity Management Services, I have relied on Brian’s knowledge and support in the areas of capture management, competitive intelligence, and development processes. I have bid on government contracts for the past 18 years with both Integrity Management Services and SafeGuard Services, and I can say without hesitation that he is as thorough and knowledgeable as any individual with whom I have ever worked. I consider his input indispensable.
“I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Brian and his team of professionals at FedSavvy Strategies for the last two years. In that time, he has served as a mentor, and a value provider of strategic business intelligence, key capture support, and was instrumental in the maturing and implementation of processes and strategies, that are fundamental to my company taking that “next step”. I find this cooperative relationship as a real multiplier and “value add” for me. Have a conversation with them, it will be time well spent.
“The FedSavvy Strategies team provided professional, high energy support to our complex Black Hat requirements on a Billion Dollar DHS program. I was particularly pleased with the exceptional preparation and background research completed on the field of competitors in preparation for the event, and Brian’s facilitation services on the actual Black Hat were continuously productive throughout the two-day session.”