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You Gotta Swing the Bat! – A Simple Go/No-Go RFP Response Approach

January 12, 2022 | Business Development, Government

I’ve just started to follow baseball. My oldest daughter plays softball and my son plays baseball. So, naturally,  I’ve found myself watching more softball and baseball. I often hear her coaches say, “That was your pitch. Why didn’t you swing?” I assume they are also implying, “you may not see the ‘perfect’ pitch so you must take some chances when the ball is delivered to the strike zone”. Another obvious message is if you want to hit the ball, "you gotta swing the bat!" Nobody scores home runs looking. Doing My Homework I thought about that a bit and how…

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Language Services: Translation and Interpretation

January 4, 2022 | Business Development, Government, Opportunity

Photo by Jez on Flickr The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) seeks small business sources that can provide Language and Translation Services. Interested parties should respond to the NIH with their availability and capability of providing such services. The goal is to provide meaningful access through multiple mediums to individuals who do not speak, read, or write in English as their primary language. They are looking for qualified small businesses that provide: Oral Language Assistance Translation of Written Materials Translation of Digital Information/Web Content Other Translation and Interpretation Support NIH anticipates the performance…

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