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Federal Contract Bid Process: 12-Week Simulator and Training Program

What if You Could Master the Process of Becoming a Successful Federal Contractor in the Next 12 Weeks?

If you and your team have been struggling to make a successful transition in to the federal arena, or your company is already working as a subcontractor in the federal space but you’re ready to scale up your business to increase your capacity, the next 90 days could decide your next 18 months.

As part of the Fast Track Series, Linda Chatmon and the Contracts and Grants team have prepared this course specifically to help you make your business more accountable, give your departments greater capacity, and help you finally take the next step in your journey toward becoming a high-performing, well-respected prime contractor for the federal government.

The Road to Government Contracts – Real World Simulation

This 90-day training program for The Road to Government Contracts immersive course is a experience in which your team will assume the role of a federal contractor that is pursuing an opportunity to provide products and services to a government agency (the C&G team) and you have 90 days to identify, capture, and submit a federal proposal for a contracting opportunity.

For the next 6, or 12 weeks, you and your team will learn how to find and bid on government contracting opportunities in a real-world simulation of the process successful organizations use to win federal contracts.

In addition to going through the necessary steps to win a government contract in this simulated experience, you and your team will also get the chance to hear our evaluation (as the government agency) and get a debriefing that will help you to streamline your team’s bidding process and strengthen your government proposal.

When you move this process from our training simulator into the real world, you will know exactly how to identify opportunity, engage government agencies, and create winning federal proposals that will get you to the table.

What’s Included in The Road to Government Contracts Contracts 12-Week Immersive Course

  • Weekly group Q&A sessions
  • Evaluation of final project (including a written debriefing)
  • TWELVE hours of custom one-on-one time with a subject matter expert during which time you may wish to review homework, get feedback from the C&G team, or you may use your one-on-one time to let our experts strengthen your proposal and increase your chance of winning

Additional one on one time can be purchased to be used throughout this course at a discounted rate of $85 per hour when purchasing this package.


One-time payment of $5,000 (Payment Plans Available) per organization (not per person) per RFP

Contracts and Grants, LLC encourages Fast Track participants to complete the training program with their teaming partners. You can choose multiple teaming partners to help reduce the cost of the training. As well, going through the training program with your team partner can give both your organization and your partners’ organizations a good idea of how the partnership will look in real life.

This is a good opportunity for you to assess whether your selected teaming partners are a good fit for your company during both the bidding process and in fulfilling the contract requirements once a federal contract has been awarded.

We encourage you to consider this option when your budget and/or workforce reaches its capacity. We welcome the opportunity to participate in a consortium with like-minded companies. This is a GREAT way to ease into the government marketplace.

Post-Program Benefits

One of the key advantages of being a Fast Track participant is the ongoing business development support we offer.

In the months after your team (including your teaming partners) graduates from the Fast Track Academy’s six-week program, you are eligible to receive ongoing support through Group Q&A sessions, Office Hours, and One-on-One sessions. Your support includes:

  • Reduced rate for future training sessions and courses
  • Ongoing match-making services through Team Exchange Network
  • Ongoing referrals
  • Access to our content library for one full year (normally $19.99 per month), which includes access to:
    • Webinars and other recorded content
    • Templates
    • Q&A Sessions

*To successfully complete this course, you agree to attend all classes, complete assignments on time, and receive a passing score on final project. If you do NOT successfully complete the course, you may RETAKE the class at no additional charge but your one-on-one time will not restart. Retake students may purchase One-on-One time at the discounted rate of $55 an hour.


Learn how to create a mobilization strategy to help you successfully grow your organization   over the next three years.

Develop a vetting plan to help you sift through the thousands of RFPs so you don't waste time and other resources on the wrong opportunities.

Now that you have a plan for sifting through opportunities, learn how to use your vetting plan to choose and pursue the federal contracting opportunities you are best-suited to fulfill.

Your work plan is the document that turns your ideas and strategies into reality. Learn how to organize the creation of this massive document  so your team gets it right the first time.

Learn how to create a profitable pricing strategy specifically for government contracts.

Learn how to set your cost of production per unit to deliver products and services to the government without losing money in the end.

Learn how to outline, research, format and write winning federal proposals that will get you to the table.

Learn the elements of a winning government proposals.

Learn how to build on the work you did in your first draft with a peer-reviewed second draft of your federal proposal.

Penning the final draft of your federal proposal is about quality control. That's why it's important  for you and your team to have a set of guidelines to follow.

One of the most important factors in preparing a successful application is the third party team review prior to submission to the funding agency.

When you must have discretion, schedule a meeting to speak privately with one of our Subject Matter Experts.

Learn how to navigate the submission process for government proposals, whether the agency requires you to send them by mail or digitally.

Find out how government agencies evaluate the proposals they receive to give your organization the best chance of winning the right government contract.

Training and tools to help you make a strategic plan that navigates foreseeable and unforeseeable opportunities and challenges in the federal contracting arena.

You can get answers to all your course-related questions at the weekly group Q&A sessions.

We heard you! 

Introducing Fast Track in a week Onsite Bootcamps.

Many of you have requested onsite boot camps for Fast Track.  So..

Introducing Fast Track in 1 Week, an accelerated version of our popular federal acquisition training program. Fast Track in a Week runs for 3 days. When the program is running in your city, or at a site near you, reserve your slot with just $99.99. 

Your non-refundable deposit holds your team's reservation for an upcoming session. Full payment of 2500.00 for your sesson must be received at least 30 days prior to the event. 

Participation is limited to 10 companies.  

Add the Fast Track upgrade to your membership to enroll in the 12-week federal contractor training program or the 1-week onsite training program.

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