BidLink Helps Defense Contractors Be More Competitive

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With significant defense cuts on the way, contractors are looking for ways to become more competitive.  BidLink.net has introduced a suite of tools designed to help defense contractors locate and bid on hard to find contracts.  The company also offers free consulting to clients, helping them establish searches as well as teach them other ways of finding business.  ”So many companies are competing for contracts from DLA, who is gradually moving toward a system of large long-term contracts awarded to a finite number of suppliers”, says Jim Gerbe, a contracting specialist with BidLink.net.  Jim suggests that contractors are overlooking less competitive opportunities that could be found by searching procurement history and GSA Schedules.

For more on competition in defense contracting read: Defense Contracting Getting More Competitive .

BidLink.net’s suite of tools include:

– Procurement History Search: Contracts are consolidated from many redundant sources and compared in order to create the most complete picture of buying activity possible.  This tool can be used to find long-term contracting opportunities before they expire so companies can position themselves to compete when a new RFP is issued.  A list of purchases often including price, quantity and number of offers submitted help contractors determine what price to bid.

– Competition Analysis: Analyse the competitive climate for a particular item.  Clients can examine contract history for each competitor as well as an overview of buying activity over time.  Contractors can view a list of contracts for a particular item, analyse pricing history and determine the best way to compete.

– Intelligent Bid Search: Create saved searches that automatically scan Government opportunities for bids specific to a company’s requirements. Searches can be refined to eliminate large numbers of irrelevant bids allowing the user to spend less time searching through bids to find actionable opportunities.

– Full Text Document Search: BidLink is the only company that provides a full-text search of bid and award documents, helping contractors locate information that is not available in the standard Government feeds.  Access to original .pdf documents where available gives the contractor the ability to review the original contract signed by the Government. Searching a large number of contracts can provide valuable insight into the competitive environment, surfacing opportunities to win business.

BidLink.net is a provider of defense industry information for contractors worldwide. This data includes millions of defense contracts, procurement history, part numbers and vendor details. This unique combination of resources allows BidLink to monitor and extract important information for the defense contracting industry. BidLink.net, based in Washington, D.C., provides bid search and notification services, competition analysis as well as part number (NSN) lookup to many military activities and thousands of private companies around the world.

For the news and tools to compete in the defense industry, go to www.bidlink.net.

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