Foster innovative competition. Include some industry experts on the evaluation team and make it known that you’re doing that: folks who are independent both of Government and of any bidder. Sometimes the senior folks want innovation but the junior folks (who sit on evaluation teams) distrust anything that looks new, anything that’s different from established practices. Outside experts can help to push back against this inertia.
Tasked as Technical Authority on an RFP? Never done it before? Done it before but not entirely happy with how it turned out? This is one of six posts on what contractors hope you do in that position, but are reluctant to tell you to your face.