Main Color Team Reviews and Their Purposes
Pink Team Review team is set up immediately after the federal agency has released the request for proposal and is responsible to evaluate the draft proposal response. Its core goal is to discuss the critical solution approach, supporting win themes and discriminators. They determine whether the proposal has accurate, balanced content consistent with the RFP and follows authorized storyboards.
The Pink team should determine that the proceedings and overall efforts are being properly led. The emphasis should be on the story accuracy, estimate whether customer’s needs are adequately addressed, and ensure the company’s performance goals are met.
Red Team Review is the Final draft review, the last chance to improve your proposal prior to sending it to the evaluators. It’s about reading and scoring the responses to the proposal as if they are the customer. An experienced team should assemble to evaluate the entire proposal against the customer’s requirements and evaluation criteria.
They should ensure that the story is summarized effectively by reviewing every section of the proposal for compliance and well-presentation of the themes; documenting issues, problems and recommending for improvement solutions; ensuring that graphics, data, and tables are integrated; ensuring that the document is technically correct and communicates value; and finally identifying potential risks.
Gold Team Review focuses on contractual terms of the proposal, pricing, and scheduling. It involves thorough reading for quality and review consistency.
It requires senior management expertise to verify that previous reviews, especially red team reviews, are properly considered to avoid adverse conflicts. At this point, the proposal review should strive for excellence.
The White Glove team, also known as White Team, comes right after the gold team. They’re responsible for a visual page-by-page review to confirm that there are no imperfections in format, graphics, or printing.
The main purpose is to ensure that constituent items are accurate and compliant with the solicitation.