Compelling, Compliant Proposals, on Budget.
Guidance and expertise with RFPs for Federal Government contractors.
Ensure that your proposal scores against evaluation criteria with end-to-end business development consulting and compelling proposal response content.
Inspire your team to believe in the proposal process.
We offer guidance and organization in every phase of the business development and proposal process.
Most businesses struggle to identify the key features of their approach. Most contracts are rushed, cut and paste from similar proposals, and not tailored to the specific requirements.
We help you establish a compelling reason to select your company; layer on your unique features, and the define the value that inspires selection over the competition.
Compliance is king when it comes to the evaluation of your proposal and the smallest mistake can result in disqualification.
We have a critical eye for detail so that you never lose a contract for compliance reasons.
We track our time with an app, careful to clock in and out. We are transparent about our work and rates.
Compelling through Pre-RFP Planning
Regardless of where you are in the process, there is much that can be done before the RFP is released. This is the most critical time to ensure all of the good reasons why the Government should select your company are well thought out, documented, and aligned with proposal evaluation criteria.
We use a process that engages the entire proposal team (including your experts) in an interactive session to start getting these ideas on paper.
Then, we go a step further and translate the bid and win strategy into writing templates that will never leave an author to start with a blank page.
Compliant by being Organized When it’s Go-Time
Something as simple as formatting a 1” margin can be the difference between a compliant and a non-compliant proposal. Non-compliant means ineligible for award, and nobody wants that.
Compliance is as important from cover to cover as it is from start to finish throughout the proposal process. Starting with the framework and blueprint for the proposal–the outline–ensuring compliant content requires close monitoring throughout the development and review process.
We employ In-Process Reviews (IPRs) between color reviews and collaborative recovery practices to provide the attention to detail required to make sure you never lose a proposal for a compliance reason.
Within Budget using a Process to Produce Meaningful Content
Clients often face financial constraints. Spending your B&P budget in the most effective way hinges not only on how you spend your
Plenty of consultants will rack up hundreds of hours and have little to show for it. Hire a company that only bills for time worked and expect your consultant to be a guide and thought leader to bring your bid team through the process.
We use proven methods, including facilitated workshops, to bring your bid strategy to the page in a way that will score the highest against evaluation criteria.
the importance of having trusted partners
Lighthouse immediately inspired confidence by clearly demonstrating expertise in understanding compliance requirements, implementing methodical storyboard sessions, accurately positioned themes for winning solutions, and managed timelines and deadlines with surgical precision. The success rate that we’ve achieved with Lighthouse has cemented an ongoing strategic relationship.
Roby Luna, CISSP
President, Aretec, Inc.