"There's a way to do it better - find it."
-Thomas A. Edison
Like all worthwhile innovations, PROPRICER was born from a need. In his time as a government contract management professional, Joseph Shurance, experienced first-hand the needs of proposal teams and the laborious process of developing competitive cost proposals that meet the detail requirements set forth by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Most confounding was the lack of a fast and accurate way to manage and re-use a company’s library of cost data from one proposal to the next, or even from one proposal scenario to the next. For too long, proposal teams trudged through the tedious process of developing one cost proposal after another while being bogged down by the limitations of their homegrown or spreadsheet-based pricing systems.
A better way to do it didn’t exist yet, so Joe created one – PROPRICER.
The original edition of PROPRICER (now known as PROPRICER Contractor Edition) was introduced by the newly founded Executive Business Services, Inc. (EBS) in 1986, with a focus on serving medium and large businesses bidding on supply contracts. Today, the name PROPRICER reflects a full line of proposal pricing solutions designed for businesses of all growth stages and contracts of all types. The various editions of PROPRICER software are now used by proposal teams at some of the most competitive government contractors in the world to develop responsive and profitable cost proposals.
The addition of PROPRICER Government Edition to our product line gave federal agencies access to the same powerful pricing engine as our industry customers, but geared toward cost analysis, in order to help agencies make confident award decisions that are fair and maximize benefit to the public.
PROPRICER continues to be an unparalleled cost proposal solution for government contractors and federal agencies – but we didn’t make it this far on our own.
PROPRICER products evolve and improve, based largely on the valued feedback we get from our loyal customers. With over 30 years in the proposal pricing business, our product development team has become adept at turning our customers’ needs into product features and enhancements that benefit all current and future users of PROPRICER.
Since our founding in 1986, EBS has shown a commitment to ethical and forthright policies in the workplace. Our corporate philosophy is designed to motivate employees and their managers to deliver quality that is second-to-none, resulting in the growth and maturing of the products and services our customers expect. With this sound corporate culture as the basis for all we do, EBS has experienced long-term success, which has helped our customers achieve their strategic goals and objectives through more accurate and efficient cost proposals.
The PROPRICER team’s commitment to innovation, collaboration and synergy in the government contracting process was reinforced with EBS’s establishment of the annual Government Contract Pricing Summit (GCP Summit), a one-of-a-kind event bringing together leaders and those in the trenches from both government and industry to help shape the future of pricing in the world of government acquisitions.
The three-day event hosts workshops, open forums and networking events with pricing and proposal management professionals from a variety of government agencies and government contractors. There are also numerous workshops giving attendees opportunities to get hands-on experience and training in proposal development using PROPRICER software.