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Critical Skills and Resources for Quick-Turn Proposals

  I recently came out of a project where we supported the client in submitting 25 task order proposal responses between August and September. The responses were spread across four different indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) vehicles and spanned two major delivery sectors. It had been quite a while since I had worked on this high of a volume of proposals requiring such quick-turn responses. And this made me realize that a key skill that I boast in my LinkedIn profile—the capability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines—is one I have not tested in quite a while. I have focused on large, strategic proposals for so long that my gritty, task order response capabilities just simply aren’t quite as strong as they used to be. This got me thinking about the different skillsets that are required between a strategic proposal manager and a task order proposal manager. In this week’s blog, I outline some of these key differences. Organization, Planning, and Time Management