SOURCE: Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc.

Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc.

December 19, 2011 10:25 ET

Lohfeld Consulting Group Begins APMP Accreditation Program Refresh

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2011) - The Association of Proposal Management Professionals' (APMP®) 2011/2012 accreditation program refresh efforts are underway. APMP must refresh its accreditation program every 5 years to remain relevant in the marketplace, adjust for industry changes, and address new technologies and best practices affecting proposal professionals. The first step in this process is to perform an Industry Study during 1st quarter 2012 to validate the existing APMP accreditation competency set and develop new competencies if applicable. The Industry Study will frame the refresh of APMP's accreditation program.

In October 2011, APMP invited industry and academia to submit proposals to conduct the Industry Study. An independent APMP Accreditation RFP Committee comprising proposal professionals convened specifically for this project reviewed submitted proposals. The RFP Committee selected Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc., a current APMP Approved Training Organization (ATO), to lead the refresh program based on its compliant and responsive proposal.

Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc. is the premier proposal consulting firm specializing in Proposal Management and Proposal Writing, Capture Management, Business Acquisition Process Development, and Proposal Training. Lohfeld Consulting Group provides expert assistance to government contractors helping them bid and win highly competitive procurements in civilian, Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence, and state and local government agencies. Areas of expertise include IT, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Professional Services, and other technology-related disciplines.

Bob Lohfeld, Lohfeld Consulting Group CEO, stated, "We are pleased to have been selected for this study. It's important for APMP to maintain the currency of its accreditation program and to continue supporting the professional development of its members."

Brenda Crist, APMP Fellow and Lohfeld Consulting Group Managing Director, will lead study efforts to review current accreditation standards, develop and test a survey to update accreditation standards for consistency with current industry best practices, release the survey to APMP members, and then analyze results and make recommendations for updating APMP's accreditation standards. APMP members should look for an invitation to complete the survey later this winter.

APMP is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, tenders, and presentations. APMP's mission is to "Advance the arts, sciences, and technologies of new business acquisition and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in those pursuits." Members include professionals in the commercial, government, municipal, and academic areas who work in any part of the proposal, bid, tender, and capture process.

Contact Information

  • For more information about the APMP Accreditation Refresh Project, please contact
    Rick Harris
    APMP Executive Director
    Email Contact
    202.450.2549

    Brenda Crist
    Email Contact