I came across this little snippet today from across the pond where of course, Red Teaming is more prevalent in many different guises. This particular approach, while certainly a worthwhile if not essential part of any contract proposal submission, is a little too narrow to truely merit the title 'Red Teaming' in my view. In essence, it forms only the analytic part of the approach we employ at Fighting Edge; for something like this we recommend a more rounded, holistic approach when pulling together the bid, examining not just the bid but the concept itself through a framework of analytic, creative and testing mechanisms. The last thing you want is to find you've won a contract that is more bother than it's worth, or worse still, a loss maker. Unlikely? Sadly, no - we've seen too many instances of it where we've been brought in too late to affect the decision and having to limit ourselves (and our client) to mitigation. The lesson is Red Team early, then follow up before the final decision is made.
Having said that, better to Red Team than not at all, and the 5C's are a useful analytic checklist.