Bid Preparation to Gain Government Contracts
Helping Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Secure Government Contracts
No matter what size your business is currently, you can compete for government contracts. The entry point for participation in the government bid process is an RFP (request for proposals), an RFQ (request for quote), or possibly an RFI (request for information, which may precede an RFP).
Although the competitive bidding process is time consuming, the benefits of competitive bidding are many.
- The bid process allows for a clear definition of the product or service, and the terms of the contract.
- The risks and benefits of the proposing business partnership can be identified prior to entering a contract.
Every unit of government that buys goods and services is obliged to solicit bids in the great majority of cases. By preparing a thorough, accurate, and cost-conscious response to a bid request, your company increases the likelihood it will best the competition for a government contract.
The Culture of Government
Understanding the culture, values and language of government agencies can be critical to preparing a successful proposal / bid. Companies with little or no experience with government contracts would do well to work with a business consultant who understands government contracting.
I’m attorney Jim Rome, a government contract consultant and business lawyer helping small and mid-sized companies identify bid opportunities and compete for government business. I provide business consultation, secure bid documents, supervise bid preparation, and explain contract obligations. I provide bid assistance to clients throughout Illinois and across the nation.
I invite you to contact my Chicago-area law office to learn more about how I can help you grow your business with government contracts.
What It Takes to Win in Bid Preparation
You know your business; I know what the government wants to see in a bid response. Making those two pieces match can seem as puzzling as a Rubik’s cube, but once you begin to think like a government buyer, the pieces can fall into place.
I have worked in and with government bodies at the local, state, and national level for more than 40 years. I have a thorough understanding of the way government agencies work and the information government reviewers want to see in a successful bid or proposal.
A thorough and accurate proposal is important; meticulously following the procedures set forth in the bid process is essential. This is a competitive process so you must do it right and right on time if you hope to achieve successful results. I can help you do this.
Contact my Wilmette law office to schedule a consultation at your office, home, or a location convenient to you.