Solicitation

Understands and employs methods for obtaining submission of offers or quotations to the Government from industry/vendors.

Key Behaviors:

  • Facilitates the process of soliciting and obtaining bids and proposals in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Facilitates exchange of information among interested parties early on, and throughout the process to improve the understanding of Government requirements and state-of-the-art offerer capabilities
  • Develops and ensures distribution of proper notices and requests regarding solicitation (e.g., pre-solicitation notice, request for proposal, request for information)
  • Employs various methods and tools, such as requests for information and pre-proposal conferences, to facilitate the most effective and efficient solicitation process

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.