Dec. 23, 2015
A software solutions firm has created an online platform that will help government contractors keep track of bid opportunities and simplify the bidding process.
Cocoa Beach-based GCC Innovative Technologies LLC— a firm owned by businesswoman Carol Craig — who also owns and operates defense firm Craig Technologies Inc.— recently launched ProDash, a software that is designed to help increase the number of government contracts awarded to contractors.
ProDash allows businesses interested in pursuing government contracts to automatically retrieve bid opportunities distributed by multiple mainstream sources in one location. Trusted government requests for proposal sources — such as FedBizOpps, GovWin and SeaPort-e — are automatically reviewed daily and opportunities that match the user’s interests are pulled into the system, along with all support documentation needed to complete the RFP response. The software then creates a structured pipeline for the user to follow and track tasks while bid opportunities are in play. All steps are recorded within ProDash, from initial RFP notifications to award selection.
But in addition to retrieving the bid opportunity, the platform offers access to greater bid data such as staffing, financial resource commitments and scheduling times. ProDash helps break down a process that has often turned many government contractors away, because the bidding process can require lots of time and paperwork.
The product has been used exclusively by Craig Technologies for a year, but Carol Craig decided to release the software platform for wider use by other government contractors. "We have more than tripled the number of opportunities processed within a year of using ProDash,” said Craig, who was named Florida Small Business Person of the Year in April by the U.S. Small Business Administration. “It’s simple to use, and I know many other government contractors will benefit from it like we have.”
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