New Contract Bid Support

QSM intelligence turns the art of winning new business into a science.

Better bids. Fewer headaches.

Designed For: Business development and proposal managers responsible for winning new business.

Are you tired of working endless hours playing out numerous bidding scenarios? Are you tired of your technical staff failing to turn around your pricing scenarios? Are you tired of losing bids?

QSM can help by providing an independent, quantitative assessment of your software project.

With either single- or multi-release scenarios, we’ll focus on technical feasibility, schedule and cost realism, and product reliability. We can play out multiple scenarios quickly, and our analyses are always supported by real, historical data. Better yet, we’ll find and present practical alternatives that can scientifically position you to win more business—and our estimates of skills, categories and rates can go straight into your pricing systems.

New Contract Bid Support Process


Solution Design

We'll get an understanding of your technical solution and bidding situation; analyze the technology, system components, sub-contractors, and the development and rollout strategy; then develop a robust, flexible modeling strategy that supports management decision-making.


Data Collection

We'll work with proposal managers to gather requirements and scope information, productivity assumptions, and programmatic constraints on cost, schedule and reliability.


Alternative Analysis

We'll build our scenarios to include the schedule release plans, the staffing & skills resource plans, the cash flow and cumulative cost plans and the probability profiles of achieving these goals. We'll build multiple scenarios that result in cost savings and faster speed to market so that executive managers can make informed bidding decisions with the best chance of winning.

New Contract Bid Support Benefits

Quickly assess practical alternatives

It doesn't have to take days or weeks of effort to generate alternative plans. We can do it in hours—giving your decision makers practical alternatives that result in better bids.

Identify the "best value bidding strategy"

Identify a software development scenario that provides the best value from a cost, schedule and risk perspective—then present that strategy in your winning bid.

Return on Investment

Learn More About QSM Consulting

We offer a variety of industrial-strength solutions to meet all needs and budget requirements, including complete solutions, “lite” versions, and incremental build-outs.

We typically recommend a staged implementation, as it enables a client to realize significant value while getting to know our process. We also suggest working with us on a single project, to start. You’ll get a good feel for QSM consulting, its benefits, and its suitability for your organization.

Please contact our solution design consultants at 800 424-6755 to discuss your individual needs and constraints. We’ll draft a statement of work, and then work with your procurement team to get a master service agreement in place. Once a purchase order has been issued, we’ll start to execute the project.