BID Reviews | Proposal Review Services

During the proposal-development process, everyone knows that it is important to conduct periodic reviews to monitor the progress of the proposal and ensure that it is headed in the right direction. However, most contractors fail to get the value they are seeking out of the proposal-review process — often, the wrong people are brought in to review, and very little process is applied to the review itself. A successful review is one that is effectively facilitated, focuses on the evaluation criteria the Government will apply in its award evaluation, and ensures comprehensive proposal compliance with all requirements. Establishing the right structure or framework for a review focuses the reviewers on the critical evaluation factors for the proposal, increases the value of reviewer feedback, and ensures that feedback is delivered to the author team in an effective way that contributes meaningfully to the ongoing development of the solution you are proposing.

  • In Brief/Instructions to Review Team
  • Coordination of Review
  • Comment Compilation
  • Out Brief
  • Compliance Reviews

All proposals have one thing in common — no one controls the deadline. When it comes to reviews, all companies want better, more effective reviews, but structuring an effective review covering compliance, solution, selling/compelling, and the evaluation criteria is a challenge for most companies.

The BID Designs® BID Review team takes the lead to ensure that your reviewers are focused on their part of the review. To help you maximize evaluation scores, we apply our proven evaluation-criteria scoring matrix for each effort specific to the RFP evaluation criteria, effectively providing a mock evaluation — looking at the proposal the same way that the evaluators will look at it.

Our review coordinator sets up the review process, including scheduling. We provide the materials required for the review and work with your lead to make review assignments. We recommend dividing reviewers between solution, compliance, selling/compelling, and section M (evaluation criteria). We then provide an in brief, giving the review team instructions. We set a deadline for comments due, compile the findings, and present for your out brief. In addition, BID Designs® applies an independent compliance review with a compliance findings report.

Key Features of Our Approach Your Benefits
Compliance Assurance At each review, the BID Designs® compliance team ensures that your proposal is scrubbed against all instructions, clauses, and evaluation criteria, providing a compliance assessment report after each review.
Organized Approach Helping you perform a highly effective and organized review, our review team will lead you through the process from review instructions, reviewer toolkits, configuration, and out briefs designed to ensure that results are achieved and actionable.
Efficient Putting the right team on the right review angles ensures that you have an effective review. Many proposal reviews are plagued with conflicting outcomes, and teams often leave with no clear instruction. Our approach ensures that the right people are on the right area with specific output requirements to aid the proposal team in applying comments.

Finding the BID Designs team has been a game-changer for our company. They add unbelievable value for small companies that can’t afford a full-blown, full-time proposal production and management team. With the support we have received from BID Designs, we won our very first Prime Contract this year. We could not have achieved that without them. We highly recommend the BID Designs team to any company that desires growth within the DoD sector.
Lawana Brockwell, Owner/CEO & Tim Brockwell, Owner/President, Brockwell Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, AL
I’ve worked with BID Designs for a long time. The value they bring to our team is unmeasurable. Our growth in 2017, and what we are expecting in 2018, could not have been possible without the professionalism, responsiveness, and market knowledge of BID Designs.
Corey Martin, Founder & President, MartinFederal, Huntsville, AL
By utilizing BID Designs, we have been able to dramatically increase the amount and quality of our proposals, giving us the ability to capture new contracts.
David Jochum, President, Tridentis, Alexandria, VA
BID Designs was instrumental in creating the proposals to help Envisioneering win 3 major contracts worth nearly $150M in the past 15 months, with another proposal pending. The contracts awarded cover the Envisioneering support for advanced radar systems and electronic warfare countermeasures to protect Navy ships.  BID Designs has played a key role in more than 20 major proposals during their continuing 10 year relationship with Envisioneering. They do everything they are asked to do, accurately and timely, and they keep our proposal team on track. We consider their support essential to every proposal that we do.
Brad Lewis, President, Envisioneering, Alexandria, VA
BID Designs has provided invaluable proposal compliance and production support that has helped SDI to improve its probability of winning for every proposal utilizing their processes. We are very happy with the results from utilizing BID Designs. SDI has never had a proposal rejected due to non-compliance to the proposal requirements.
Bob Portney, President, SDI, Huntsville, AL
The staff at BID Designs provided exceptional compliance support for some of our recent proposals. Not only did they collect and interpret detailed requirements of the RFP instructions, but they also incorporated numerous amendment changes into the compliance matrix before we became aware of an amendment being released. Their prompt actions saved us valuable time and eliminated duplication of resources.
Roger A. Rhodes, Corporate Development, MTA, Inc., Huntsville, AL
BID Designs does an outstanding job of turning our concepts & ideas into compelling, hard-hitting graphics for both proposals and our marketing materials.  Their graphics team is thorough, effective, and ultimately focused on delivering customer satisfaction.
Sheila Cummings, CEO/President, Cummings Aerospace, Huntsville, AL
BID Designs provides a consistent and high-quality product while maintaining outstanding customer service throughout all phases of the proposal development cycle.
Mike Durant, Owner/CEO & President, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc., Huntsville, AL
BID Designs has been instrumental in helping us improve our proposal process and product. Their team is a pleasure to work with and is extremely gifted in helping us tell a clear story and provide a clear answer in our proposals. They eliminate the logistical and communications snafus that often make proposal writing tedious and costly. BID Design’s attention to detail and document compliance streamlines the entire experience and gives so much peace of mind. Their insights and business-development mentality have been helpful in all areas of our business.
Jonathan Hard, CEO/President, H2L Solutions, Inc., Huntsville, AL
BID Designs is a valuable partner of WBCNA. They are the title sponsor of our Government Procurement Assistance Center (GPAC) and are the providers of proposal training for the WBCNA GPAC Program. The services that they provide to government contractors are top quality and success oriented.
Joanne W. Randolph, President & CEO, Women's Business Center North Alabama (WBCNA), Huntsville, AL
I want to express my appreciation to BID Designs for developing and conducting this exceptional event (BID-ConneX). The entire conference was outstanding, including the food, facilities, and fellowship with local business leaders. I congratulate BID Designs for an excellent job — the best Huntsville conference that I have attended in the past 30 years. Thanks so much for your wonderful efforts to bring our business community together for the benefit of all. I am very much looking forward to your next conference.
Harold R. Bright, CEO, Integrated Logistics Solutions, Inc., Huntsville, AL
BID Designs is an outstanding company that produces highly effective and innovative solutions in a professional, timely, and cost-effective manner. We have used their services on several projects, and each one has been a tremendous success.
Jim Spencer, President/CEO, Eagle Support Services, Huntsville, AL
Partnering with BID Designs affords Ignite a full complement of bid and proposal capabilities typically only found within the largest of companies. This partnership is a critical component for our next phase of growth and maturation. The cost savings of our contract with BID Designs ensures proposal support availability all year long with full-time trained RFP experts working to ISO standards, which means our resources have tripled for less than the cost of hiring one person in proposals.
Jason Shelton, President/CEO, Ignite, Huntsville, AL

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