What is Strategic Pricing?

Over the past decade or so, we’ve all been whacked by this beast of a trend called “Low Price Technically Acceptable” (LPTA) evaluation criterion.  It’s where the government looks at one thing and one thing only. Namely, your price.  The lowest price to be clear.  As long as all of your other volumes meet the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ghosting in GovCon

Ever been ghosted? It’s not just for those navigating the dating scene. It happens in business…a lot. Ghosting is essentially the act of having someone you are engaged with disappear on you completely. No returned phone calls, no emails, no texts. What’s worse is that the person who ghosted is still very much alive and well. Professionally, you could still […]

The Halfway Mark

As June comes to a close, most federal contractors are halfway through their fiscal years. It is a good time to reassess the company’s first-half performance and what changes need to be made for the second half of the year. Here are some areas to consider: Moola – have you made any? Are you in debt? What’s the profitability of […]

Recruiting During Proposal Season

Soon proposal season will be upon us…along with writer’s block, visions of past performances dancing in your head, cost volumes, long nights and lots of coffee. But, the most enjoyable of all is resumes, sourcing, contingent offer letters and recruiting. Government contracting recruiting is not like commercial recruiting.  The talent pool is small, the salaries […]

April Showers

We find ourselves suddenly in April and the beginning of 2Q18.  How did that happen?  We’ve closed the books on 1Q18 and have 3 more quarters to meet our goals.  How did you do?  Are you prepared for ramping up?  Here’s a checklist to get you thinking: ​ Proposal season – it’s almost here.   Is […]

Will You Be My Valentine?

Alongside the thought of a two-year budget passed, we giddily start thinking about the possibilities here in the GovCon world.  What if we actually received the full year’s funding?  What if our customer was able to award that contract that’s been held up?  What about a new start here or there?  It’s almost like Christmas […]