Each proposal is unique, the following is a list of the common elements found in
a typical proposal:
An Executive Summary which tells the evaluators why they should choose your
company for the contract. Explain to the Government how your company is going
to accomplish the requested work.
A list of resume and qualifications and responsibilities of the key personnel
and subcontractors named in the proposal.
Address the major topics in the request for proposal (RFP) in the same sequence
Ensure that the charts and graphs included in the proposal are relevant and
should be used as exhibits whenever possible.
It is often helpful to provide a list of satisfactory completion of
similar projects in size and complexity or of providing similar services to
companies of similar size and/or characteristics.
Provide a safety plan if you are preparing a proposal that requires the use of
machinery, chemicals, or equipment that could conceivably cause injury.
Make sure that the proposal is well-written. Proofread the proposal to eliminate
Complete and signed all paperwork correctly. Errors and incomplete paperwork
could result in your proposal being rejected by the government contracting