Find the Incumbent’s Contract Value!
(July 21, 2014) When you’re developing proposal pricing to beat an incumbent, you really need to get as many real data points as you can. Try to get find at least two solid data points like the original contract value or the number of FTE on the contract.
One place to find the original contract value and all the modifications over the Period of Performance is the Federal Procurement Data System (www.FPDS.gov). Learn how to search in this database. You can find almost any federal contract award and who it was awarded to using this monster system.