Friday, May 28, 2010

New D2DInc Blog Location

We've relocated this blog to our new D2DInc website at All of our previous posts are available on the new site. Please visit us and stay tuned for more posts on government contracting topics.

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Thanks for all of your support.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Immediate Job Opening

We have an immediate opening for a GSA Schedule Proposal Manager in our Bethesda, MD headquarters. If you would like to submit your resume for consideration, please email it to Principals only.

For more information on our company, visit:

We are an EOE/AA employer.

GSA Schedule Proposal Manager Job Description

Minimum/General Experience
Under the direction of the Director of Client Services, the GSA Schedule Proposal Manager is responsible for assisting clients in the planning, organizing, coordinating, facilitating, and executing of proposals for GSA Schedules.

The GSA Schedule Proposal Manager will use his/her extensive understanding of the proposal development process; is an enthusiastic and ambitious person working well under pressure with D2DInc and client staff; and makes decisions quickly or seeks guidance when necessary; and works seamlessly on a remote basis with others.

Required Skills
  • At least one year proposal management experience with knowledge of the federal proposal process
  • Ability to manage multiple GSA Schedule proposals that cover various industries
  • Extensive experience writing, rewriting, and editing proposals
  • Thorough understanding of government procurement process including some knowledge of FAR
  • Extremely strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be well organized and possess excellent leadership, team building, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Proofreading and editing skills are critical.
Functional Responsibility
Primary responsibility is the management of the proposal preparation activity for D2DInc clients or internal proposals. Duties include:
  • Analyzing GSA Schedule solicitation requirements;
  • Developing GSA Schedules proposals, outlines, and templates;
  • Establishing milestones and managing associated schedule, taking actions as appropriate to ensure milestones are met;
  • Directing others in preparation of proposal sections -- working with various departments within the client organization to obtain the necessary proposal inputs;
  • Preparing proposal text, integrating the proposal inputs, assembling the proposal volumes;
  • Reviewing and editing client proposals to determine compliance with RFP requirements;
  • Conducting team meetings (client site/conference calls) and proposal reviews;
  • Overseeing proposal production;
  • Coordinating execution of proposal with the client for prior to submission to GSA;
  • Organizing final electronic file versions and cleaning up electronic folders;
  • Maintaining contact with a broad base of clients at various stages of preparing proposals; and
  • Managing post-award services following award of GSA Schedules to clients.
  • Bachelors degree required

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Upcoming GWAC & Large IDIQ Contract Templates

Several GWACs and large agency IDIQ contracts are going to be open for bidders within the next few months. D2DInc is creating proposal templates for these opportunities that will be available for sale. Using our proposal templates will allow companies to ensure that their proposals are complete and compliant with all RFP requirements.

The templates are created in Microsoft Word for ease of use by the proposal writers. We note all formatting instructions in the template, including proposal structure of volumes and sections, requirements such as font type and size, page limitations, and anything else that might be required. We also incorporate all requirements regarding content, and provide templates for all forms and tables as needed. Opportunities for which templates are available include:

* NIH CIOSP-3 - Template is currently available based on the draft RFP. It will be updated once the final RFP is released, but companies interested in bidding can get started now. Final RFP is expected in March 2010. Price: $2,500

* Navy Seaport-e - Template is currently available based on RFP from last open admissions. It will be updated once the final RFP is released, but very few changes have been made over the last several iterations, so we recommend starting your proposal now. Open admissions is expected in April 2010. Price: $2,500

* DHS Eagle II - Template will be available within 48 hours of RFP release. Reserve yours now so you can get started as soon as the RFP hits the street. Price: $2,500

* Air Force NETCENTS 2: Templates are currently available based on draft RFPs for each of six functional areas. Price: $1,500 per functional area

If you purchase a template based on a draft RFP, updates based on the final RFP will be provided at no additional cost.

Want a template for another RFP response? Interested or have questions? Email Molly Gimmel at

Friday, January 15, 2010

UPDATE: Architect of the Capitol - Capitol Visitor Center Small Business Industry Day

Additional information on the AOC CVC Industry Day, originally posted on 12/23/09.

Small Business Industry Day at the U.S. Capitol Sponsored by the Architect of the Capitol

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is hosting an event for small business owners at the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) designed to provide information about doing business with the AOC and the CVC. The CVC is looking for products that are made in the U.S. and manufactured with U.S.-made materials such as educational toys, jewelry, and souvenir apparel whose product themes are focused on the Capitol for its two Gift Shops. The AOC is looking for goods and services required to maintain its buildings, such as elevators, escalators, air handling units and electrical systems as well as products and services needed to maintain the landscaping around the Capitol complex and conserve and repair historical objects and artwork.

Why you should attend: You will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the AOC and the CVC who are responsible for procuring materials for the agency and its divisions.

When: Thursday, February 18, 2010; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (The Capitol Visitor Center, the main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located below the East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues. For directions and other logistical information, go to There is a restaurant at the CVC for your convenience.)

Cost: Free – Advance registration is required as seating is limited.

To register online, go to

For questions, email
or call 202-226-2734.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

D2DInc Webinar - Should Your Company Get a GSA Schedule?

D2DInc announces its 2010 webinar series on topics related to government contracting. The first webinar is Should Your Company Get a GSA Schedule?

Government agencies award billions of dollars in contracts using GSA Schedules. Is this a good contract vehicle for your company to have? This webinar will discuss the eligibility requirements, the process for getting a Schedule, and the benefits of having a Schedule, so you can decide whether it's right for your business.

Price: $99 for as many people as you have in the room

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

To register, click here:
After registering, you will be emailed instructions to join the webinar.