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November 20, 2019

Did you know our brains process visual information up to 60,000 time better than entire blocks of text? In fact, 90% of the information sent to the brain is visual. This is why it’s so important to include compelling and informative graphics throughout your proposal.

Do...

October 24, 2019

Have you heard?! FBO is no more! The government is transitioning to an entirely new website called Beta.SAM.gov. Don’t be left in the dust, be prepared for the transition happening November 8th, 2019. 
 

The government is modernizing all of their government-wide acquisi...

July 9, 2019

Dear new and potential clients: We see you!

We see how hard it is to break into the federal market, we see how hard it is to interpret Request for Proposals (RFPs) the first few times, we see how costly it is to hire full time marketing/proposal coordinators. 

Because we...

June 27, 2019

Have you found yourself needing help with your proposals? Maybe a few extra hands or additional expertise? Weather you are breaking into the federal market or all RFPs of interest were just issued all at once, consider having the backup of an experienced proposal consu...

June 13, 2019

Assuming you know what a construction site looks like, or that you understand the entire Request for Proposal (RFP) package is a big mistake. Make no assumptions and learn all you can about the site and the solicitation before putting your hat in the ring. This means a...

May 22, 2019

Have you been waiting for a solicitation to be released because you believe it will be a perfect fit for your company? When that RFP is issued, don’t jump full-force into proposal preparations before you know what you’re getting into. You shouldn’t assume you know what...

April 15, 2019

Does the technical approach of a proposal seem like the hardest part to wire? Does it intimidate you more than any other section of the proposal? You’re not the only one! A technical approach can be the toughest and scariest part of the proposal to tackle.

I hate to be...

April 3, 2019

What is the first step to a federal contracting award? A successful kickoff meeting!

It is your first and most important opportunity to set expectations and establish goals across the entire proposal team. For a kickoff meeting to be successful it takes both the proposa...

March 19, 2019

How much time and effort do you put into branding your company? Can you be confident you incorporate your branding effectively? Meridian West recently received feedback from a USACE Contracting Officer (CO) mentioning that having and keeping a recognizable brand for yo...

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