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Winning-as-a-Service™ (WaaS)

Part of the Blackdragon Integrated Product Suite

WaaS products are a la carte, proposal development support products provided by relevant industry experts. 

Clients may choose (optional) any combination of our 12 on-demand proposal development deliverables.

Augment existing proposal development efforts with our WaaS products. Even better, outsource the entire win to a custom-built 'Dream Team' of experts who pool their resources and unite for the common purpose of winning on the bidder client's behalf. 


Modular, proposal development deliverables to improve your PWin

  • WaaS #1: WaaS Deal Team (aka, "Dream Team")

Blackdragon’s Flagship Offering (Best Value)

Service Description
Custom-built, comprehensive Deal Team (aka ‘Dream Team’) of best-fitting arrangement of freelance experts who individually compete for final selection then form into a united body that collaborates exclusively with prime bidder client to win the entire contract. Deal Teams are assembled bottom-up to ensure most advantageous fit between the targeted contract opportunity and the selected prime bidder client to maximize PWin. In this risk sharing approach, Deal Teams dynamically and autonomously self-adjust throughout the project lifespan and are accountable for achieving everything necessary to help the client win.

This bundled package includes all elements of developing successful win strategies, RFP assessment, teaming analysis, teaming outreach and facilitation in negotiating work share with best-fitting teammates, technical solutioning, SME advisers, proposal management, all color reviews, graphics illustration and artwork, all aspects of gathering competitive intelligence, successfully conducting incumbent personnel capture, identifying / recruiting / staffing of high PWin key personnel, pricing analysis, pricing strategy & pricing volume completion, technical editing, desktop publishing, printing, production and physical delivery of hard copy proposal to Government plus orals development, orals coaching, etc., as applicable.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
One exclusive prime bidder client per deal. Exceptions to this rule are cases such as pursuing GWAC’s where numerous awards are based on individual company points and teaming does not influence scores.

NOTE: Blackdragon may take up to one exclusive prime client per bidder track for multi-award IDIQ’s, BPA's and other similar vehicles.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Risk sharing pricing model: Moderate Fixed Price + Fixed Win Bonus. Client flexibly chooses most suitable pricing scenario for every bid pursuit.  

• Proposal Development Fixed Fee (gray portion) is payable in 3 increments based on completion of milestones. Client may terminate project at any time.

• Post-Proposal Fixed Fee (yellow portion) is a contingent fee payable only if the Government engages the Client in post-submission activity such as, 1) Orals, 2) Evaluation Notices (EN's), 3) Discussions/Clarifications, 4) Technical Demonstration, 5) Best and Final Offer (BAFO), or 6) Final Pricing Revision (FPR), etc.

• Win Bonus Fixed Fee (green portion) is contingent fee payable only if Client receives contract award. Financing for the win bonus can be made available for up to 36 months presuming no outstanding balances are owed.

How Pricing is Determined
Client first completes a short online questionnaire for each target pursuit. Blackdragon’s proprietary data modeling calculates four custom pricing options with tailored project completion dates. 

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Flexible Pricing Options

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WaaS Deal Teams are responsible for selecting their own members and working together to manage every detail for creating a winning proposal on behalf of the Client. Typically, the Client and outsource the entire win to a WaaS Deal Team for roughly the same cost of hiring 1-3 individuals by the hour. Way better value, no people to manage or invoices to verify and the Dragons are a pleasure to work with because they are highly motivated to win.

SAMPLE WaaS Deal Team Compared to Hourly Personnel Cost Equivalent

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  • WaaS #2: Color Reviews

Service Description
All types of reviews – both technical and pricing, all levels of complexity, full spectrum expertise, virtual and physical locations, for classified and unclassified proposals. Customized and comprehensive technical or pricing review by experts with the right knowledge and experience to assure a sound and reliable strategy, in compliance with the RFP and customer focus with the goal of helping each proposal outscore the competition. Clients can elect to outsource an entire review, or all reviews, to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support per review.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a full WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #3: Technical Domain Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Service Description
Select technical subject matter expert who provide salient, extraordinary advice, guidance and counsel to improve the quality of the client's proposal. Clients can elect to outsource the entire portion of advisory support for a proposal effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #4: Cost Estimating, Pricing Strategy and/or Pricing Volume Preparation

Service Description

Custom-fitted pricing experts to support all aspects of cost analysis, costs build-up, competitive pricing strategies, pricing proposal preparation and post-proposal submission. Clients may purchase any combination of various services which include:
  1. Cost Estimating and Cost Build-up
  2. Competitive Pricing Strategy
  3. Pricing Volume Preparation
  4. Best And Final Offer (BAFO), Final Pricing Revision (FPR) support

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a full WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client. Each Dragon consultant will work closely with each client and will safeguard all sensitive/proprietary information shared with them as individuals. This information will not be shared corporately with Blackdragon.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #5: Graphics Design, Technical Illustration

Service Description
Full-scale graphics design and technical illustration support for all aspects of proposals. Clients can elect to outsource the entire portion of graphic support for a proposal effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #6: Technical Recruiting for Proposals and Existing Contracts

Service Description
Specific labor market expertise including fully cleared professionals across different locations with an understanding of skill availability, labor market rates and costs, geography unique issues, time required to fill the positions, techniques required to find the skills / clearances required, and the latest industry trends.

• Specializing in locating and recruiting targeted Key Personnel, gathering competitive intelligence and aggressive incumbent capture to maximize PWin.

• Clients can elect to outsource the entire portion of recruiting support for a proposal or existing contract effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed.

Why Our Solution Is Better Value For Staffing Existing Vacancies
With our fixed fee arrangement, Clients only pay for successful outcomes instead of committing to long-term service agreements, wasting money paying for expensive retainers or just paying for individuals to log time conducting searches for needles in haystacks. Comparatively, Blackdragon Clients benefit from a small army of motivated searchers worldwide focused on finding the best candidates. Additionally, imagine only paying for positions actually filled on a timely basis, instead of just paying for someone to scour LinkedIn and social media. 

Because Blackdragon is a constantly expanding global coalition of experts--a living body of talent and networked professionals that gets bigger and stronger--we use powerful crowdsourcing whereby many Dragons (Gig Economy freelancers) participate in the process of finding the most compelling candidates for each position. These Dragons compete internally to earn the respective portion of fixed fee commensurate for each successful candidate given an offer by the Client. This means Dragons not only identify and screen candidates but they are incentivized to entice best candidates to accept offers. Clients love our unique solution because it's faster, more effective and significantly better value than outdated, traditional approaches which are inefficient and do not scale.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #7: Technical Editing and/or Desktop Publishing

Service Description
Edits for organization, content, technical accuracy, and style. Conduct final desktop publishing and editing of the proposal response to RFPs and other solicitations. Clients can elect to outsource the entire portion of graphic support for a proposal effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed. Desktop publishing and editing of sections may include, but not limited to:

• Executive Summary
• Management Volumes
• Technical Volumes
• Past Performance Volumes
• Relevant Experience Summaries
• Transition Plans
• Quality Control Plans
• Subcontractor Management Plans
• Staffing Plans
• OCI Mitigation Plans
• 508 Compliance Plans
• et, al...

Support resume writing, review and formatting.

Design writing templates (e.g., Word templates) and other tools to produce content for various proposal volumes.

Liaise with Design and Communications for proposal visuals and production.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #8: Proposal Hardcopy Printing, Production and Physical Delivery

Service Description
Full spectrum professional printing of hard-copy proposals and volume assembly by seasoned industry experts. Includes all appropriate white glove inspections and preparing requisite digital copies verified for functional use per RFP instructions, as well. Blackdragon can even physically travel onsite CONUS / OCONUS with a spare set of the proposal to submit it to the Government customer on the client’s behalf as a contingency plan. Clients can elect to outsource the entire portion of hard-copy printing, production and delivery support for a proposal effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #9: Orals Development

Service Description
Blackdragon works closely with client's proposal team to determine effective orals strategy, establish schedule, identify key presenters and support resources, coordinate those resources and help client be completely organized for the Orals Proposal. May include design and development of scripts and presentation plus visual aids that are clear and customer-centric in collaboration with the proposal team such as helping speakers/writers storyboard slide content, assist in developing key messages or conveying strategies; advising on best graphics and layout, and much more. Clients can elect to outsource the entire portion of orals development support for a proposal effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #10: Orals Coaching (Coaching for Orals Proposal)

Service Description

  1. Team Coaching for Oral Proposal: Compete team preparation for planning and delivering a winning oral proposal.
  2. Individual Coaching: One-on-one coaching to strengthen selected technical experts to perform their role as part of an orals team.
  3. Coaching for Technical Presenters: Tailored coaching to help subject matter experts improve their ability in communicating very technical topics more effectively and persuasively.

Helps define the flow, structure, and timing of the orals presentation, confirming compliance with RFP requirements. Beyond content shaping, trains presenters on effective presentation skills, including techniques to manage nerves, project confidence, and improve the speaking voice. Services may also include mock sessions with the customer, simulated presentation environments, leading rehearsals and identifying areas for improvement and post-presentation debriefing with client team.

Clients can outsource the entire portion of orals coaching support for a proposal effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #11: Video Proposals

Service Description
Blackdragon can provide turnkey compelling videos compliant with RFP requirements that showcase clients and their proposed solutions in the most winnable way. Clients can elect to outsource the entire portion of video proposal support for a proposal effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


  • WaaS #12: Mock Source Selection Panel

Service Description
Blackdragon can provide custom-fitted assembly of relevant experts who go through various steps of the source selection process which may include requirements, market research, risk analysis, acquisition strategy and final evaluation including forecasting how the customer will score the proposal. This service covers all aspects of the source selection process such as: source selection methods, theories and regulations, source selection team, evaluation factors, rating methods, and many others. Helps increase the probability of successfully winning the target contract. Clients can elect to outsource the entire portion of mock source selection panel support for a proposal effort to Blackdragon or simply request individual freelance expert(s) to provide incidental temporary support as needed.

How Many Clients We Can Take Simultaneously
Unlimited, presuming there is not already a WaaS Deal Team locked in and exclusively committed to winning this contract for another prime bidder client.

Pricing Terms to Clients
Fixed Price or Hourly

How Pricing is Determined
Contact Us for a Custom Price Quote


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As the largest and fastest-growing bid and proposal (B&P) company throughout the Federal contracting industry, Blackdragon is the only of its kind full-spectrum outsource solution that wins entire contracts on behalf of bidder clients. Our disruptive platform serves as a matchmaking marketplace combining powerful aspects of the rising Gig Economy—completely rethinking the value chain.

The Blackdragon integrated suite of on-demand products and services is designed to help bidder clients win targeted contracts in the shortest time with lowest investment risks and minimal disruption to daily operations. It is a powerful collection of complementary attributes for winning, sharing a common objective, and the ability to easily exchange data with each other.

Blackdragon is the federal contracting industry’s most advanced technology platform where bidder clients purchase distinct, on-demand, fixed-price solutions and our innovative matchmaking marketplace finds the right experts who quickly create the customized deliverables.

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