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Positives from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Mike Anderson on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 @ 11:25 AM

As we have all seen from the happenings of this strange year in 2020, there are a number of negative effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives, and millions of people that have lost income streams and jobs.  These are serious and depressing news stories.  Then there are the other issues that may be related to people that are tired of being quarantined in their homes that they take risks that they don't realize when they return to the "public lifestyle".  So, what are the positives so far from this pandemic?   I started to think about this the other day and came up with several positives when I thought about how ReliAscent has reacted to the pandemic.   I'm sure if you stop and think, you will realize the same in areas that are close to you.

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Topics: Cost & Pricing Data, Cost Proposal, COVID-19, Corona Virus


Preparing a Government Contract Cost Proposal

Posted by Dave Donley on Tue, Oct 08, 2019 @ 09:54 AM

In the world of government contracting, the pricing of a proposal can be the section of the proposal taken too lightly by many bidders.  Here at ReliAscent, one of the most difficult things to see is a client “win” a proposal (Grant or Contract), that has several “losing” features built into the cost & pricing section.    At ReliAscent, our passion is helping companies that have exciting technologies or services succeed.   We can relieve the pressure of government regulations so the company can concentrate on their core expertise, providing the best chance for success.

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Topics: Cost Proposal, preparing a cost proposal, Preparing a Government Contract Cost Proposal


Preparing Government Contract Cost Proposals

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 12:54 PM

As we mentioned last week, this is a busy time of year for contractors.  The end of the Federal Government's FY is rapidly approaching, the DoD SBIR 2017.2 Solicitation opens one week from today, and September & October are some of the busiest procurement months in the aerospace and research communities.  With this is mind, ReliAscent would like to remind all defense contractors and small businesses to download a copy (if you haven't already), of our helpful white paper:

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Topics: Pricing Proposal, Cost Proposal, government contract cost proposal


Contract Cost Proposals - Setting Yourself Up For Success

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Government Contract Cost Proposals

In the world of government contracting, one of the most painful—yet easily preventable—mistakes contractors and grantees make, is making critical errors in the cost & pricing section of a proposal.  While putting together a list of estimates for things like time, materials, equipment, and travel may sound easy enough, the unfortunate reality is that many contractors have trouble with this section (or they simply opt for the “safe rates”), and quickly find themselves in a money-losing contract.

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Topics: Cost Proposal, contract cost proposals


ReliAscent Releases it's Latest White Paper: "Preparing a Government Contract Cost Proposal."

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 10:54 AM

Cost Proposal White Paper

ReliAscent is happy to announce the release of our latest white paper: Preparing a Government Contract Cost Proposal.  This white paper is the third in our monthly series on important government contract administration & management topics, and we encourage contractors to read and share these valuable resources among their colleagues.

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Topics: Cost Proposal, preparing a cost proposal


Preparing a Cost Proposal in the Government Environment

Posted by Brian Ormsby on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 11:17 AM

The following blog is an article taken from our recent ReliAscent Quarterly Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 3), published earlier this month.

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Topics: Proposal Pricing, Pricing Proposal, Cost Proposal