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September 23, 2020

The Management/Key Personnel section of a proposal and the resumes within are a project owners first opportunity to get to know the team and meet the qualified personnel performing on the project. 

Practically every government agency and project owner request the same i...

July 16, 2020

Meridian West has prepared thousands of proposals and participated in debriefs conducted by a wide range of procurement agencies. We have also helped countless clients rebound from unfortunate circumstances. As a result, we’ve learned many lessons and heard countless s...

June 30, 2020

The past performance section is often the most highly rated part of a proposal. Project owners place a large significance on contractors having experience performing similar work.  Here are the four steps the Meridian West team uses to crush past performance write-ups.


June 19, 2020

Even the smallest requirements within a construction RFP need your full attention. Admitting struggles or battles is never easy! Unfortunately, the construction industry loves to pull it out of us by asking us to provide problems and corrective actions from our previou...

May 5, 2020

Do federal construction Request for Proposals (RFPs) freak you out? You aren’t alone. They are tough to comprehend! They can be awfully confusing with their lingo, FAR Clauses and information broken into multiple sections. But we are here for you! Here is a short but s...

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.


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...

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