A Veteran-Owned Small Business
n8 Consulting is a business development solutions company specializing in costing and pricing. We provide training in developing defendable cost estimates, leaders and staff for cost proposal teams, and independent reviewers for cost estimates and cost volumes.
Do you need to augment your existing costing or pricing staff?
Have you had difficulty in building defendable cost estimates?
Have you submitted a proposal where your cost, technical, and management volumes did not match?
Do you need an unbiased review of your cost volume artifacts?
We can help you structure processes, select tools and use templates that will improve your repeatability, compliance, competitiveness, and help you provide a compelling argument for cost realism and reasonableness. We can work within your team throughout the process of designing, building, publishing and defending estimates or we can act as independent evaluators providing you feedback reflecting how customers will view your work products. In all engagements, we offer flexible custom consulting arrangements as well as specific fixed priced offerings for some pre-defined services.
Remember that most organizations can build accurate estimates. However, building substantiated estimates is completely different. Substantiated estimates require some foundation rooted in recent historical data or industry accepted models and practices. Difficulties with BoEs include math errors, lack of completeness, selection of inappropriate methods, invalid or incomplete logic chains and lack of historical or trend data.
Getting BoEs right is critical. Without a good basis for your estimates, proposals may not be compliant or competitive. Just as important, poor BoEs provide a poor foundation for projects that you win. Execution delays can cost you money, reputation, and customers.
Of course, we don't just work with cost estimates. We also provide support to pricing organizations to include the development of pricing strategy and reusable pricing models and to support the overall proposal process by acting as Cost Volume leads and formal proposal reviewers. If you are looking for support, see our services for how we can help you.
Small Business Government Contractor Conference 3/27/2013 — posted by admin was updated on 03/25/2013 06:32 PM by admin