During the GSA proposal process, your submitted contract may be subject to a review by a special branch of GSA, the Credit & Finance bureau. This third party is a separate entity from GSA and plays a unique role in the contracting process. Their main function is to conduct a pre-approval survey and analysis of a prospective contractor to ensure that they are financially viable, solvent and able to fulfill requirements under if a GSA contract is awarded.
Writing a proposal response for the government is like writing a resume for a job. When you are applying for a job, you use your general resume and tailor it to the job that you are applying to. It’s essentially the same thing when you are responding to a solicitation. You have to customize each response to each solicitation to show that you are the right company for the job. Obviously, a response for a solicitation is a bit longer than a resume, so below are a few tips to keep in mind to write a successful proposal.