If you are an incumbent contractor, doing a respectable job, but have a nagging fear of customer “incumbent-itis” as the contract re-compete date draws closer and closer, here’s a strategy and best practice that can help solidify your chances for winning:
We are often asked, sometimes too late, if the incumbent program manager should be assigned as the Capture and/or Proposal Manager for the recompete.
In•cum•bent [in-'kəm-bənt] Noun. The current holder of a contract. Ex: The incumbent was preparing for a recompete of work it had successfully performed for years.