Onvia Does the Heavy Lifting While Vendors Gain a Competitive Edge and Refine StrategiesCompanies will occasionally trigger such requests on their own, making use of the Freedom of Information Act to submit FOIA requests. However, these companies often say the process can be time consuming and onerous while also leaving a potential negative impact on relationships with their government agency customers. Companies that use Onvia's Winning Proposals service can save the time, costs and effort of going on their own, while also preserving their anonymity with the agency. With Winning Proposals, business development and marketing strategists can:
- Save Time and Costs: On average, companies attempting their own FOIA requests consume 5 to 10 or more hours of work, averaging $400 per hour in legal fees.
- Maintain Anonymity: Onvia will initiate the FOIA request to an agency on a client's behalf, preventing any negative association among agency buyers.
- Access Scoring Criteria: Vendors can better understand the agency decision making process and purchasing habits with visibility into scoring criteria and competitive bids.
- Refine Strategy: Winning Proposals provide detailed information on awarded contracts that can be used to refine bidding strategies.