As a defense contractor that provides services and technology solutions to government and commercial customers, our client had a long-standing relationship supporting the U.S. Department of Defense's projects, our Client has its own proposal writing team but for complex proposals often supplements its team with outside proposal consultants and writers. For the JETS solicitation, they came to GDIC as a leading proposal writing firm, to help develop and draft their proposal. GDIC was tasked with reviewing the RFP, coordinating inputs across the Client's subject matter experts, and crafting a compelling, compliant, and ultimately winning proposal.
The DLA JETS solicitation sought to procure IT services for various applications, infrastructure, software, hardware, and research and development projects. The contract required companies to provide economical computing, data management, electronic business, and telecommunications services. With 142 companies ultimately being awarded contracts, the competition was fierce, and GDIC needed to ensure that its client's proposal stood out from the rest.
The JETS solicitation aimed at procuring comprehensive technology services to support DLA's diverse requirements. The contract covered areas such as system design, development, integration, and sustainment; software development and maintenance; business process reengineering; and cybersecurity services. The multi-award contract had an estimated value of $6 billion and a performance period of eight years, including a base period of five years and an option period of three years each.
GDIC's proposal experts worked closely with the Client's subject matter experts and leadership to craft a technical proposal that directly and conclusively addressed each evaluation criteria outlined in the JETS solicitation. Our proposal focused on addressing the DLA's requirements for IT services, including applications, infrastructure, software, hardware, and research and development projects. The proposal highlighted relevant experience, technical qualifications, applications of key lessons learned, proven approaches, and a comprehensive management plan to not just meet but exceed the key performance parameters.
The DLA evaluated proposals based on several key factors, including:
- Technical Approach: Vendors needed to demonstrate their capabilities in delivering the required services and providing innovative solutions to meet DLA's evolving needs.
- Management Approach: Proposals had to outline a clear and effective management plan, addressing resource allocation, risk management, and performance measurement.
- Past Performance: Vendors were required to provide evidence of their successful completion of similar projects, emphasizing their ability to meet the requirements and deliver high-quality results.
- Price: The proposals were assessed based on the overall cost, ensuring the best value for the government.