One of the most important skills government contractors must learn is how to prepare a quality cost/price proposal. Recently, on April 24, 2019, the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (“GTPAC”), with support provided by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, held a free cost/price proposal workshop at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in midtown Atlanta, GA. Attendees at the day-long workshop were provided detailed instruction on cost estimating, cost/price proposal preparation, and how to properly analyze their direct costs, indirect costs, profit, and other factors when determining a competitive cost/price.
“I am extremely happy with the event, and I thought the contractors in attendance asked some fantastic questions about pricing,” said Andrew Smith, Program Manager of GTPAC, he continued, “There are a lot of resources available on how to put together the technical proposal, but a lot fewer resources available, that focus specifically on how to put together a great price or cost proposal. I think this workshop provides that missing piece.”
The cost/price proposal slideshow materials from the workshop are provided below at no cost. Permission is granted to other Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (“PTACs”) to use and modify the presentation in conjunction with the delivery of training and other services to PTAC clients.
“I would encourage government contractors to learn from the materials, and other PTACs to use or incorporate the materials in their own presentations to the business community,” said Smith, he continued, “The slideshow is detailed and high quality and a great resource to take advantage of.”
To download the presentation, click the following links: