Entries by BOOST

The Gift of Expertise

Ever feel like you have no clue how to solve a problem or that there has to be an answer out there, you just don’t know it?  Do you google randomly trying to figure it out, only to not be satisfied with the results?  Or (if you are like me), do you just want someone […]

Set Your Sights on FY19 | Corporate Planning

The end of the year is quickly approaching and you are probably (hopefully) in the throes of budgeting and forecasting for FY19 and beyond. Corporate planning isn’t as easy as it appears.  At BOOST, we help clients with corporate planning and have some strategies that might be helpful to you as the end of the […]

8(a)s and the Clock

There are many programs geared towards helping small businesses participate in the federal contracting industry.  The 8(a) program is designed for socio-economically disadvantaged folks to get their foot in the door. There are rules that are well covered by the SBA, but a key component is the non-negotaitable 9-year clock on the certification, regardless of […]

CMS-PEO Pricing Synopsis

Pricing Alert – The massive HHS/CMS PEO RFP is out! Are you prepared to tackle the complex pricing requirements?  It might seem straight forward at first glance, but read our detailed Pricing Synopsis to look out for some challenges and pitfalls to avoid. Abstract:  This 10 year $2B IDIQ contract has two task orders along with the […]

Budget: Preparing for FY19

As GovCons grind through the rest of the year, it is hard to think about 2019.  We’re a little worn out from proposal season and if you are lucky, new contract awards.  We’ve been recruiting hard in a difficult market, transitioning from incumbents, and getting new starts off the ground.  Depending on which agency you […]

Meet Avantika!

BOOST LLC is thrilled to announce that the team is growing. Please give a warm welcome to Avantika Singh! She will be supporting BOOST’s clients with her specialties in government cost/price volume expertise, strategic pricing expertise, price to win,  financial model development, financial analysis, federal contracting, metrics/measurement reviews, forecasting and more. We took some time […]

BOOST Featured Guest | SC&H Group

At BOOST LLC we are lucky to rub elbows with some pretty smart people and businesses. So much so, that we’re going to share them with you! Periodically we’ll feature a govcon guest/business alongside their thoughts and hot-takes relevant to their industry. FEATURED GUEST:  Pete Ragone, SC&H Group What is your best advice to solve […]

Lowering Your Wrap Rate

Did you make it into your desired beach bod state this summer?  Or was time for the gym illusive?  Did you cut back on the dessert or did you enjoy a ton of gelato? Much like dieting and maintaining good health, government contractors must maintain a “sexy” multiplier/wrap rate.  Even if you are in a […]

Institute Recap

GovCon Lifecycle: Purgatory to Paradise The second govmates institute, GovCon Lifecycle: Purgatory to Paradise met at the Northrup Grumman location in McLean, VA. In an authentic meeting-of-the-minds, industry experts discussed topics pertinent to growing the local govcon footprint. Highlights from the institute include: Purgatory: That Awful Time Between Submission and Award BAFO’s, How to respond to government […]

Continuing Education

By now, our college days are long behind us (let’s not talk about how many years). Some folks have sought continuing education in the form of a master’s degree, PhD, certifications, and other credentials. Some of these factor into our “employability” and can help move our careers. Assuming you’ve gotten the credentials/certifications requested and additional schooling that […]