Teammate Selection Process

 
 

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Teammate Selection Process

Teammate Selection Process

Leidos employs the following criteria in selecting small businesses to participate in its procurement and acquisition process:

  • Niches/capabilities
  • Customer Knowledge
  • Past Performance
  • Financial Stability


Almost all subcontracting activity is accomplished through upfront teaming on specific procurements. Therefore, it is critical that small businesses interested in teaming have niches and capabilities relating to a specific statement of work contained in a procurement. Additionally, two great discriminators or differentiators are knowledge of the customer and strong past performance qualifications.

We know that small businesses can bring innovation and knowledge that can offer a competitive position. When Leidos is pursuing a specific procurement opportunity, teammates are selected early, sometimes six months before the solicitation release. It is imperative that small businesses interested in a specific opportunity contact Leidos early for teaming consideration-once the release of proposal (RFP) is released, it may be too late because the team has more than likely been formulated.

Our concept of teaming works both ways. In addition to priming efforts, Leidos also works with select qualified small businesses in pursuing strategic set-asides where Leidos can bring strength to the team. Either way, we seek companies that are financially stable, cost competitive, and have access to a deep resource pool.