GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 2, 2021) – On May 6 at 1:00 pm ET, OPEN MINDS will host the executive web forum, How To Use Government RFPs & Winning Proposals For Competitive Advantage, for executives of health and human service organizations. This executive web forum, featuring OPEN MINDS Executive Vice President, Meena Dayak, and RFP Database Manager, Cody Brumgard, will walk executives through how to make the most of this publicly available information.

“There is a wealth of information about customers and competitors available in RFPs and winning government proposals,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “This information can assist with new business development, new service line design, and pricing. By reviewing these documents on a routine basis, executive teams can sharpen their marketing and business development strategies, as well as their future proposals. Our team is the best source of information on government health and human service purchasing, with a database of RFPs, contract award information, winning proposals, and contracts for federal, state, county, and local procurements. We want to make sure our members make maximum advantage of this great information source.”

In 2020, the OPEN MINDS team tracked and posted information on more than 10,000 requests-for-proposals (RFPs) for health and human services issued by government agencies with a total value over $10 billion. With more than 147,000 RFPs, 19,500 contract awards, and over 12,000 winning proposals, The OPEN MINDS Government RFP & Contract Database is an unparalleled resource for maximizing your competitive advantage. This executive web forum will help position executives to use those resources to best advantage.

In this session, learn how to use this rich source of market information to answer key market intelligence questions. Our team will review examples of how to access and use the information.

Meena Dayak brings over 20 years of experience in the health and human services field to the OPEN MINDS team. Ms. Dayak currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Market Intelligence. Her areas of expertise include organizational strategy analysis and execution, marketing plan strategy and management, media relations strategy development and implementation, and digital media planning and development.

Cody Brumgard brings over five years of experience in various roles to the OPEN MINDS team. Mr. Brumgard currently serves as the Government Contracts Database Manager. His areas of expertise include RFP content development, contract award research, and proposal analysis.

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The May 6 executive web forum—exclusive to Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle—is offered as part of a weekly series designed to help executive teams navigate the business, organizational, operational, and culture changes of a market in turbulence during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis. Each 60-minute briefing outlines a field-tested approach for recovering from the crisis and developing a plan for organizational sustainability. OPEN MINDS experts are on the line to answer questions and provide follow up private Quick Consults for members.

For more information on the program, or media inquiries, contact Cory Thornton, Managing Editor, Market Intelligence, OPEN MINDS, at 717-334-1329 or


OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence, management consulting, and marketing services firm specializing exclusively in the markets of the health and human service field that serve consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. OPEN MINDS’ mission is to provide payers, service provider organizations, and technology and scientific firms that serve these consumers with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Learn more at

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