Raymond Thibodeaux

Ray Thibodeaux is a Senior Proposal Specialist at AOC Key Solutions with more than 15 years of government proposal experience. He excels at synthesizing ideas and strategies from client managers, engineers and SMEs to write executive summaries, management and technical volumes, and past performance. Ray is also a former multimedia journalist who has reported for American Public Media’s Marketplace and PBS’ Nightly Business Report.

Recent Posts

7 Ways Large Contractors Setup a Winning Proposal Process

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Jan 9, 2018

So much about developing proposals to win a government contract, is the scaffolding, the process.

That's where large primes have a decided advantage. They often have "proposal factories" of their own with well defined proposal processes and trained dedicated resources such as capture and proposal managers, technical writers, and graphics artists who can churn out proposals like Willy Wonka churns out Wonka bars.

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5 "Dumb" Questions Proposal Writers Should Never Be Afraid to Ask the Government

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Sep 18, 2017

We've all heard the phrase there is no such thing as a dumb question. The fact is, even a seemingly obvious question can elicit a helpful and sometimes surprising response by the Government.

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How to Write Effective Resumes for Federal Proposals

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Jul 6, 2017

As someone who’s rewritten hundreds of resumes for federal proposals, you start to notice patterns in the way people construct their resumes that often make it difficult for evaluators to assess the quality of the candidates.

Resumes are the first chance the Government gets to meet (virtually speaking) your team, especially your key personnel.

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The Chef Ramsays of Proposal Consulting: Seasoned Expert versus Annoying Know-It-All

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Feb 27, 2017

A benefit of being proposal consultants is the variety of our experience on a range of government proposal types, teams, and companies. It makes us useful and valuable, but it can also work against us.

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How To Hire A Great Proposal Consultant

By Raymond Thibodeaux on May 21, 2015

In Government proposals, there are many wonderful professionals with extensive experience. However, there are a few bad apples out there that can damage your firm's bid, wasting your time and money. In this post, we'll go over how to avoid a predatory consultant and hire a great one.

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