When you ask the question 'should we bid on this?',
producibility measurement begins!!!
For any company that wants to be a true player in today's highly
competitive DoD procurement environment, producibility measurement has to be
part of the proposal process from the outset. It must not be something paid
lip service to by 'educated guesses' in the proposal. Too much is at stake for
the contractor and DoD.
If producibility hasn't been addressed before the proposal is submitted, a
contractor is behind the power curve and may well be headed for some costly
The same applies to DoD program offices and evaluators
who attest to a contractor's production capability without verifying its
reality. Thus can the seeds of cost-overrun be