The Compliance Matrix: How to Maintain Compliance Throughout the Proposal Process
Short Course, e-Book, and Compliance Matrix Template
With all the time, money, and resources it takes to build a winning government proposal, the last thing you want is to have your bid disqualified for a compliance issue. How do you track a multitude of requirements listed in the Request for Proposal (RFP) instructions, evaluation criteria, statement of work, and multiple attachments? How can you make sure that you do not miss a single requirement in a multiple-volume proposal that has hundreds of pages, dozens of contributors, and multiple amendments from the Government?
This short course and accompanying slides, e-Book, and compliance matrix template teach you how to develop and use various forms of a proposal compliance matrix. Compliance matrix is a tool that helps you organize your proposal, track your team’s progress, and keep tabs on every requirement. It also helps show the government where to find information in your proposal and prove that you were thorough and submitted everything that was required. Olessia Smotrova, CF APMP Fellow explains the different approaches to developing and using a compliance matrix to track assignments, review status, and organize your proposal outline. We also show you how to create a Cross-Reference Matrix, an essential tool in page-limited proposals required by many government RFPs.
A good compliance matrix instills a sense of discipline in your proposal team. It ensures that everyone on the team knows exactly what needs to get done, and whose name is assigned to what section. The compliance matrix guarantees that there are no missed requirements. It also prevents last-minute fire-drills to develop missing proposal components.
Save yourself, your proposal teams, and your Government evaluators time and hassle with these valuable instructions on how to build a compliance and cross-reference matrix. Never lose in a competition for a government contract due to a compliance issue.