So you've seen a RFP (request for proposals) out there and it seems to be ideally suited to your company. What do you do now?
Project proposals need to be very specific, very detailed, and very well-written. They often involve looking at the services you provide with an "outside" eye, an eye to examining every aspect of your business and then presenting it in such a light as to conform to the RFP. In a broad sense, proposals include certain common elements; but all projects are different, and we know how to adapt to RFPs in many different fields and industries.
Common elements include:
This section provides an introduction to the RFP and the background information necessary to indicate that all components of the RFP are understood and taken into consideration.
The summary should be detailed as to:
- who has issued the RFP;
- who is the respondent;
- what the RFP entails;
- why the respondent is qualified to respond;
- a summary of the proposal itself.
Scope of Services
The respondent presents its understanding of the project purpose and goals and details the scope of services that will enable the client to meet its goals and objectives.
- project purpose and goals;
- project tasks: enumerated very specifically; this is the central substance of the proposal, and includes:
- project plans tasks
- approach to project
Summarizes proposal and provides relevant contact information.
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