Federal Contracting: Preparing an Effective Capability Statement

August 14, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
(703) 277-7750

The following webinar is being facilitated by the Virginia APEX Accelerator at the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC)

A properly formatted Capability Statement will aid in getting the right business recognition, vital in distinguishing one business from another during the government competitive process. This class will provide businesses with the correct tools to communicate what they can provide to help government professionals in their day-to-day competitive acquisition process.

How this class helps

  • Introduce purpose of Capability (aka Cap) Statement in government contracting
  • Demonstrate/explain fundamentals of how to develop a Cap Statement
  • Demonstrate importance of Market Research when preparing Cap Statement
  • Cover essential areas for an effective Cap Statement to enhance government interest in product/service offered
  • Provide guidance concerning the most acceptable format(s) accepted via government procurement professionals
    •  Introduction
    • Section by Section Overview
    • Core Competencies (designed to reach target audiences or satisfy specific requirements)
    • Acceptable Past Performance
    • Differentiators
    • Company Data (with specific codes, schedules, BPAs, state/local data, etc.)
  • Overall Appearance

Instructor Lisa Wood is the current statewide director of Virginia APEX Accelerator. She previously was the Statewide Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) for the Connecticut PTAC and prior to that was Statewide Director with the Ohio Department of Development after serving as PTAC Director for the Northwest Commission of Pennsylvania. Before joining the PTAC (now APEX Accelerator) community, Lisa was a Contracting Officer for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.