Marvin Heymann & Associates
513-706-8098
marvin@feddesignbuild.com

Is Your Business a Least Risk Offeror?

THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE DUTY TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS ONLY WITH AN OFFEROR WHO'S PROPOSAL IS FAIR AND REASONABLE TO THE GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS TO THAT OFFEROR.  

USUALLY 80% OF THE PROPOSALS THE GOVERNMENT RECEIVES WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BECAUSE THEY DO NOT MEET THE MININUM REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN A SOLICITATION

To determine if the Government can accept your price they established in the solicitation minimum credibility requirements.  These are usually credibility Requirements:

  • Past Performance - Has your company, JV, or Team successfully performed five contracts of the same type and $size as the solicitation?
  • Key Personnel - Do you have the personnel that have the experience in performing the types and $size of contracts in the solicitation?
  • Financially Ready to Perform the Contract -
    • Do you have the financial resources (either cash in hand or credit) to perform your contract? The Government can't give you seed money to get started!  
    • For Construction Companies this means you'll need to provide bonding to begin your contract.
  • Safety - If your contract requires you to work on a Government facility or site, the Government may require your Company, JV or Team have a good safety record.  This is determined by minimal claims against your workers compensation policy.

Below is a Self Assessment to see if your proposal would be considered as one of the 20% that can be reviewed.

Small Business Set-Aside Solicitation

(8a, SB, WOSB, ESB, HubZone, SDVOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, VSSB)

Ranking Award Order of Preference

Rank

Type of Business

Meets Solicitation Minimum Requirements?

1

Single Small Business Provider

Yes

2

Qualified JV Small Biz (5 or more Projects as a JV)

Yes

3

Qualified M/P (5 or more Projects together)

Yes

4

Qualified SB Team (5 or more Projects as a Team)

Yes

5

Qualified JV Small Biz (1 to 4 Projects as a JV)

Yes

6

Qualified M/P (1 to 4 Projects together)

Yes

7

Qualified SB Team (1 to 4 Projects as a Team)

Yes

8

Qualified JV Small Biz (no Projects as a JV)

Yes

9

Qualified M/P (no Projects together)

Yes

10

Qualified SB Team (no Projects as a team)

Yes

Don’t Bother sending in a proposal

Any Other single provider, JV or Team

No



Full and Open Competition Solicitation

Rank

Type of Business

Meets Solicitation Minimum Requirements?

1

Single Small Business Provider

Yes

2

Qualified JV Small Biz (5 or more projects as the JV)

Yes

3

Qualified M/P (5 or more projects together)

Yes

4

Qualified SB Team (5 or more projects as a team)

Yes

5

Large Business Single Provider,

JV or Team of Large Businesses where each that can meet the solicitation minimum requirements

Yes

6

Large Business JV (5 or more projects as the JV)

Yes

7

Large Business Team (5 or more projects as the team)

Yes

8

Qualified JV Small Biz (1 to 4 projects as a JV)

Yes

9

Qualified M/P (1 to 4 projects together)

Yes

10

Qualified SB Team (1 to 4 projects as a team)

Yes

11

Large Business JV (1 to 4 projects as a JV) 

Yes

12

Large Business Team (1 to 4 projects as a team)

Yes

13

Qualified JV Small Biz (no projects as a JV)

Yes

14

Qualified M/P (no projects together)

Yes

15

Qualified SB Team (no projects as a team)

Yes

16

Large Business JV (no projects as a JV)

Yes

17

Large Business Team (no projects as a Team)

Yes

Don’t bother sending in a proposal

Any Single Provider, Team or JV

No


You know how your business works.

We know how the federal government works.

Email me at marvin@feddesignbuild.com to schedule your complimentary 30 minute consultant to discuss the U.S Federal Government Market and see how we can help you get into the U.S. Federal Government Market!
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