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PROPRICER™ Blog

Contractors are in the Best Position to Improve Federal Pricing. Here’s How:

Posted by Federal News Network

The following content by PROPRICER originally appeared on Federal News Network.


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How Pricing Could Work “in a perfect world,” and How to Make it Happen

Posted by PROPRICER Team

The following content by PROPRICER originally appeared on Federal News Network.

When agencies look to upgrade their business processes, the first thing they tend to do is turn to Silicon Valley, to artificial intelligence, to blockchain, and any number of other emerging technologies.

So why are their pricing units still using Excel when better commercial off-the-shelf technologies exist to support their mission?


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COTS Proposal Pricing Software Exists (and trust us, you should use it)

Posted by PROPRICER Team

The following content by PROPRICER originally appeared on Federal News Network.

Federal agencies are increasingly turning to commercial off-the-shelf IT solutions as technology outpaces government’s limited IT resources. But being notoriously risk-averse, agencies tend to put off making this decision as long as possible, falling prey to the sunk-cost fallacy and a pervasive fear of change. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health record system, VistA, is one major example from the past few years.

In most cases, an agency’s pricing system — or lack thereof – is another.


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Why Pricing Federal Bids with Spreadsheets is Risky Business

Posted by PROPRICER Team

A Better Way to Price and Analyze Cost Proposals for Federal Contracts

If you’ve prepared a response to a government RFP, you are aware of the struggles that come with the process. Developing and managing cost volume proposals can be long and tedious; however it is an absolute necessity to the company’s lifeblood. Estimating and pricing teams must work together to ensure that the company wins the business, ultimately helping to stay in business.


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PROPRICER User Panel 2018

Posted by PROPRICER Team

At the PROPRICER Practical Skills Day (held in conjunction with the Government Contract Pricing Summit), we invited a panel of expert PROPRICER users from government and industry to discuss and give our audience insights into how they use PROPRICER for federal proposal pricing. Read the summary with clips, or watch the full panel discussion below.


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What to Look For In A Proposal Pricing Software Vendor

Posted by PROPRICER Team

What to Look For In a Proposal Pricing Software Vendor

Looking to invest in a new cost proposal pricing solution, but not sure where to start?

When evaluating software vendors it is important to keep the ‘big picture’ in mind.  Many software companies and applications may look and sound similar on the outside, but important technical and capability differences exist. 


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Somebody Messed Up a Cell in Excel, and Now We're Lost

Posted by PROPRICER Team

Excel Woes? PROPRICER can help

Responding to U.S. government requests for proposals (RFPs) usually involves inputting a complex array of costs into your price tool. If that tool is Excel and someone has made an error, you could face days of tracing labor and resource estimates; as you struggle to track down the cell in question, you’re stalling the business and wasting valuable time you should be using to pursue deals and differentiate your company.


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4 Tips to Limit Excel Errors in Your Proposal Pricing

Posted by PROPRICER Team

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow


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3 Benefits PROPRICER's Proposal Pricing Software Can Bring to Your Business

Posted by PROPRICER Team

Because the government inherently creates no real products or services themselves, they must constantly procure things they need from one of the millions of businesses in the United States. The way businesses do this is by bidding on government contracts by submitting a proposal in response to an RFP.


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PROPRICER’s Proposal Software Makes Bidding on Government Contracts Easy and Efficient

Posted by PROPRICER Team

It doesn't matter if you agree with it or not, the fact of the matter is governments spend a lot of money. Therefore, bidding on government contracts can be a significant part of doing business in virtually any industry. 


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