For any of us bidding on IT services in the federal space, we’ve seen the rise of tech challenges, which are supporting and even supplanting more traditional, written technical submissions. Tech challenges represent a move by agencies to better gauge a potential vendor’s proficiency in the customer’s technical environment. In the “show” rather than “tell” environment of a tech challenge, vendors are not only evaluated on their technical skills, but also on how well they work as a team.
For most of us, this is a win-win. The government gets to see work in action, and small companies without proposal staff but strong technical teams can showcase their skills.
However, bidders can encounter some hurdles when presented with a technical challenge proposal. How do we staff one, how do we prepare, and what kind of environment do we need to have in place? BRMi recognized these potential hurdles and developed its TechRadar application, using the BRMi DevSecOps approach, to automate builds, quality checks, tests, and releases through automated pipelines. Our TechRadar application allows teams to quickly ramp up for a successful tech challenge. Learn about the application here.