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

Orals Coaching Part 1: A Beginner's Guide to Oral Proposals

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Mar 14, 2019

With oral presentations becoming a more common requirement in federal contracting, what can companies do to ensure a winning presentation?

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The Plight of Mid-Tier Contractors: Leveling the Playing Field

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Feb 28, 2019

Mid-tier contractors are on their own when competing for federal contracts. They lack the set-asides and other legislative supports of small businesses and yet they don't have the depth of resources that large businesses do. 

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Empowering Veterans in GovCon: The Best Resources Available to VOSBs

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Feb 14, 2019

Veteran Owned Businesses generate about $1.4 trillion in sales per year and employ nearly 6 million people but often still struggle to compete for federal contracts. We talked to Barbara Carson of the SBA about the best resources and programs VOSBs can leverage to gain a competitive edge. 

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How GovCons Can Protect Their Intellectual Property Rights

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Mar 24, 2015

The government’s efforts to obtain data rights and intellectual property from contractors seems like a bargain for taxpayers, but for contractors, not so much. Here's what GovCons can do. 

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Affiliation: The Hidden Risks of Teaming On IDIQ Contracts

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Feb 25, 2015

 Affiliation is a potential hidden iceberg for many companies, particularly small businesses when it comes to teaming on large indefinite quantity indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contracts. So what can you do if it happens to you?

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4 Tips to Navigating Contractor Teaming Agreements

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Aug 20, 2014

Small businesses often face pressure to team with larger companies when pursuing a bid. Here's how to evaluate whether a potential teammate will be useful and the red flags to watch out for. 

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What Makes the Daily Stand Up Meeting So Important?

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Oct 23, 2013

Meetings can sometimes be time wasters, but the daily stand up meeting is a crucial part of the proposal process. 

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