Integrity and Confidentiality

“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” – Buckminster Fuller

Word of mouth from past clients and colleagues serves as our advertising. In addition to providing consistently high levels of service, we strive to maintain our reputation for integrity and confidentiality.

You rely on Hollywood & Associates to provide honest advice based on experience and data. Your trust demands strict adherence to non-disclosure and strict confidentiality. We maintain client files on separate hard drives that can be wiped or turned over to the client at the end of each engagement. We view non-disclosure agreements as continuing indefinitely. We do not accept opportunity-specific engagements from clients targetting the same work.

We will disclose – prior to contract – if we have other client work focused on the same agency branch, office, or component. If the services and products provided to those same government agencies by a current client are similar, we will turn down the new work. Reputation, derived from our integrity, drives our success.

Jazz and Federal Acquisitions

Washington, DC has a long history of jazz – from Duke Ellington on U Street to acclaimed Kennedy Center performances. In jazz, there are musical rules, keys, and other conventions followed. Within those rules, the musician has a tremendous amount of freedom to create compelling melodies and rhythms.

Our Capitol city also has a long history of federal regulations and acquisition reform. All federal contractors are bound by those changing rules. Winning contracts within those rules follows a few typical patterns.

At Hollywood & Associates, we love to take the rules of federal acquisition as a framework, the common industry best practice as a musical key, if you will, and then work with each client to identify their own instruments and rhythm. We like to help our clients play award-winning and long-lasting business development jazz.

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Persuasive Proposal Writing Class for USAID Contractors and Grantees

Do your internal review comments often stress that the approach makes sense but your win themes aren’t coming clear?  Is the “story of why us” missing? Come spend the morning with us and learn a proven approach to address that problem.

Hollywood & Associates’ USAID-specific public course: Persuasive Proposal Writing for USAID will be offered in early 2016 in downtown DC.  Email if you would like to receive updates on this or other offerings.

If there are other topics you would like to see offered – or if you are interested in a customized in-house training, please contact us at