Government Proposal Writing Services & Federal RFP Consultants

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Over 30 Years of Experience in Government Contract Procurement & Source Selections.

Getting a clear understanding of each Government RFP requirement and being able to capture the source selection team’s attention is the starting point for responding to federal bids.

Writing a responsive and technically superior bid when responding to a DOD RFP is the key element of getting higher scores and ultimately getting the award.

  • Developing strong technical approaches, management proposals, and addressing each aspect of the RFP requirements are essential.
  • Failure to any of these main points will almost guarantee a losing proposal.

We help by:

  • Developing technical content that demonstrates your understanding of the government’s requirements;
  • Writing a proposal that focuses on your technical approach and management approach. This is where contractors miss critical evaluation points;
  • Showing how to gain strengths that can lead to higher best value and trade-off results. This is important even if your price is higher.
  • Providing high-level red team proposal review.

With over 30 years of actual government contracting experience, and serving on various source selection boards for the federal government, our proposal writing consultants and lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC provide high-level strategies and direction to help small businesses and larger DOD contractors to increase their chances of writing a winning proposal. Our goal is to increase clients’ technical proposal strengths and overcome any perceived weaknesses when responding to a DOD RFP.

Complete Federal Proposal Writer Services

Each federal proposal writer at Watson & Associates, LLC helps small businesses and large DOD contractors across the country to solidify their proposal writing strategies and increase their chances of getting meaningful consideration for award.

  • A-Z Technical Proposal Writing;
  • Editing, Critique and Review;
  • Proposal development;
  • Compliance evaluations;
  • Red Team review;
  • Task Orders, LPTA, and FAR 15 Negotiated Bids;
  • Past Performance Consulting;
  • Subcontracting Plans;
  • Construction proposals;
  • Services Contracts; and
  • Performance-based contract proposals.

To speak with a proposal consultant, call for a FREE initial consultation at 1-866-601-5518.


Our Clients Come From Various Industry Groups

Watson’s federal proposal writers serve small and large businesses through the U.S. and overseas. They come from various industry groups including Information Technology (IT), professional services, medical, real estate, aerospace and aviation, construction and engineering, transportation and others. With a success rate of 72.7% in 2015, we pride our efforts when we help contractors to adopt acceptable federal government proposal writing best practices.

We Help DOD Contractors to Overcome Some of the Most Costly Mistakes in Government Proposal Writing

The Agency generally awards to one bidder. We help companies to target that goal. From years of government contracting experience and practice, we have seen companies lose government bids through common mistakes in their proposal writing strategies. Our government proposal writers help you to:

  • Learn how to write proposals that address the agency’s problem;
  • Implement stronger technical proposal writing skills
  • Avoiding past performance evaluation landmines and focusing on relevancy, size and complexity;
  • Developing critical compliance matrices that focus on your proposals not being thrown out as non-compliant;
  • Improving proposal writing strategies when using teaming agreements or key subcontractors to reach larger government projects.










Free initial consultations. Flat rates available. Call 1 866-601-5518.

Write Stronger Technical Proposals

This is where most contractors fail.

The key to winning a government contract is writing to the level and weight given to factors and sub factors in the Request for Proposal (RFP). As obvious as this may sound, this is where even large DOD contractors have lost multi-million dollar contracts. As federal proposal writers our consultants help you to:

  • Develop your proposal with stronger staffing approaches; and
  • Ultimately focus on reducing the government’s risk of non-performance.

As of the top consulting firms for federal RFP bids, we work with key client players and develop varying approaches when responding to lowest priced technically acceptable evaluation or negotiated proposals (approaches are different).

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Learn From Government Contract Proposal Experts How Agencies Evaluate Your Proposals

Knowing how to write a proposal to the government or responding to a Government RFP means having a clear understanding of agencies evaluate your technical proposal. Most companies fail in this area. To become successful, bidders must also adapt their proposal writing strategies to align their company with recent source selection techniques. Companies often fail to even meet the competitive range because they cannot distinguish how to write a government contract proposal that is evaluated as a lowest priced technically acceptable bid versus a negotiated proposal under FAR 15 with applicable factors and subfactors.

Technical proposal writers that do not apply these critical bidding strategies will more than likely not help you to get the top evaluation scores. This is where Watson’s government proposal writing consulting services soar above their competitors. If your company is getting less contract awards, you may want to adopt different business proposal writing and development strategies.

How to Overcome Hurdles With Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable Proposals & Bids?

Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable evaluation criteria and performance-based contracts. Agencies are also developing new evaluation strategies that allow them to assign more weaknesses in your technical proposal. Overcoming common hurdles require making sure that your technical approach and past performance submissions exceed the government’s requirements.

  • Although the proposal evaluation is based on a pass/fail basis, you still want to aim for substantive content that exceeds the RFP requirements.

When reasonably related to the solicitation’s evaluation criteria, your technical proposal writing efforts stand more of a chance of getting more strengths than weaknesses in your technical approach. Watson’s government proposal writers and consultants help you to meet these goals.


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If you are facing a short deadline, overwhelmed, or simply need experience professionals to help you increase your chances of winning, call a government proposal writer at 1-866-601-5518. We offer a FREE Initial Consultation.

Professional Government Proposal Writing & RFP Consulting Services

With more than 30 years of experience in federal procurement, and regarded as one of the top consulting firms, our proposal writers and proposal development consultants offer a wide array of preparation services and will guide you through the process of effectively writing a proposal for federal government bids.

Our federal government proposal writing services include:

  • A-Z proposal preparation services beginning with a thorough interview
  • An in-depth review each government RFP
  • Professional writing, editing, formatting and review of your proposal
  • Competitive technical proposals based on the specifications and requirements of the RFP
  • Pre- and Post-Bid RFP consulting services
  • Teaming and subcontracting bidding approaches
  • Applying strategic past performance proposal writing approaches
  • Proposing a thorough understanding of RFP requirements
  • Proposal management, coordination and oversight

At Watson & Associates, we can increase your probability of award by:

  • Developing a winning strategy based on the content of the government’s RFP requirements
  • Setting internal deadlines to meet the agency’s proposal submission date
  • Introducing sound compliance matrices to prevent your government bids from being discarded by the government
  • Helping you develop proposal formats that comply with government Request for Proposal responses
  • Correcting technical proposal preparation mistakes 
  • Offering substantive legal review by experienced government contract attorneys
  • Explaining and implementing government proposal writing and development strategies to overcome past performance hurdles and increasing your technical proposal scores
  • Helping you effectively use teaming partners and subcontractors when writing a proposal
  • Government proposal writing strategies to withstand a potential bid protest. Note that we cannot use protective order information to give our clients an unfair advantage in the procurement process

Access to in-depth guidance will help you avoid common and costly mistakes when writing a proposal. Let Watson & Associates’ government proposal writers assist you in narrowing down your specific ideas and perfecting the language within an RFP response.

Government Proposal Writing Strategies for Large companies

For large companies, our government proposal writing consulting team also serves as a point of contact to:

  • Train government proposal writers on current strategies and trends
  • Avoid costly mistakes most commonly found in high-profile litigation
  • Implement technical proposal formats, processes and outlines

Federal Proposal Development for Small Businesses

Small businesses encounter serious challenges with full and open government proposals because of tough competition from larger contractors’ bids. At Watson & Associates, our government proposal writers and proposal development consulting team specialize in providing full-service help to small businesses in order to avoid costly mistakes and to

  • Avoid consequences of writing a proposal that cannot withstand a bid protest or size appeal
  • Bypassing common pitfalls when teaming with other government contractors
  • Combat deadly elimination strategies used by agencies in technical proposal evaluations
  • Develop proven federal government proposal writing ideas that lead to larger contracts

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) and other courts are filled with bid protest cases due to companies submitting weak or noncompliant technical proposals. Our consultants will guide you through the proper steps of submitting a bid that outlines how you propose to solve an agency’s problem.

Our government contract consultants help you minimize the risk of losing a bid protest by:

Our consultants will also help you effectively use teaming partners to reach larger projects, provide effective proposals with required small business subcontracting plans, and become more competitive in best-value solicitations as well as lowest-priced-technically (LPT) acceptable bids.

Past performance is one of the most highly rated proposal evaluation factors for the source selection team. Our federal proposal writing professionals empower you to strengthen past performance responses in order to increase evaluation scores. Here are just a few common questions our consultants can answer:

  • How does the agency rate government proposals?
  • How do I create value in my technical proposal?
  • What can I do to make sure that my staffing plan is adequate?

Your response to a government request for proposal (RFP) must meet the basic compliance requirements as stated in the solicitation, or it will automatically be thrown out. Once requirements are met, relevancy and complexity become the two primary factors that the government evaluates. We will show you the strategies and ideas that minimize the impact of a lower score.

Our lawyers and proposal writing consultants have seen many proposals awards stripped away in bid protests. We help you avoid this daunting result by our experience sitting on source selection teams for the federal government and our understanding of government contract law.

At Watson & Associates, our perspective in government contract proposal writing comes from attorneys who are involved in bid protest litigation on a daily basis, which is something other proposal writing firms cannot offer.

  1. Proposal outlines: Our government proposal writers see first-hand the common mistakes made by small businesses and even large DOD contractors. We ensure that your proposal outline mirrors the agency’s expectations and that a sound compliance matrix is in place from the onset.
  2. Technical proposal format: A common mistake made in federal proposals is omitting the required format set by the agency. Our consultants help you avoid these basic mistakes.
  3. Best value approaches: Your government proposal only reaches the final pile when the agency sees value. Although best value can be reached by evaluating your technical proposal and past performance, successful proposals introduce unique offerings. The agency may also be willing to pay a higher premium for this added value.
  4. Proposal topics: Although the agency sets the format for you to follow, our government proposal consultants show you how to inject topics that actually get the attention of government contracting agencies. Writing a winning government proposal also means outshining the competition by adding value without additional costs. (This information is good – although just another rendition of what has been stated over and over – but we need to find a place for it. Under “Common Questions” is not the place. I considered placing it under “Technical Proposals.”)

Writing an important government proposal or need effective proposal writing training for an upcoming government contract? Trust our expertise and increase your chances of winning government bids and expanding your revenue base. Call us toll free at (866) 601-5518 for immediate help

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Our federal government proposal writers assist national and international contractors regardless of business or project location. Watson & Associates is home to many small businesses and Fortune 500 companies that seek high-level government proposal writers and consultants.

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