"Never Begin a Government Proposal with a Blank Sheet of Paper." - Derek James
The government proposal process really is like learning another language.
What Are Proposal Builder Docs?
Proposal Builder Docs are editable pre-written templates that assist you in getting started responding to many of the common sections of a federal government solicitation (RFP/RFQ).
How Does it Work?
Step 1. Identify what is needed in your proposal by reading Sections L and M of the Solicitation.
Step 2. Use the Proposal Skeleton Template to Build Your Proposal Skeleton to match the elements required in Step 1.
Step 3. Use Proposal Builder Docs to flesh out your skeleton and bring your proposal response to life!
Please understand that Proposal Builder Docs are only a tool to ASSIST you. These documents must be customized to meet the needs of every Solicitation because the requirements for every bid are different.
Please also understand that this is a process that takes years to master. Proposal Builder Docs are only intended to shorten your learning curve, never to entirely replace the human element required in government proposal writing.
What Proposal Templates are included?
Proposal Builder Doc Breakdown:
For ALL templates below, you must customize and tailor these templates to match YOUR company's approach and abilities.
#1. Proposal Skeleton-
Starting a government proposal response with a skeleton solves the problem of starting with a blank sheet of paper or not knowing where to start. The Proposal Skeleton allows you to shape your response outline and gives you a raw structure to begin adding bullet points and section headers that reflect what's required from Sections L and M of your solicitation.
The skeleton consists of 7 pages including a Cover Page, an Opening Letter to Contracting, Company Summary, Table of Contents, and place holders with instructions for a Technical Volume, Past Performance Volume and Pricing Volume (these are the 3 most common elements that you will be requested to respond to, so they are the defaults.)
#2. Management Plan- (Often required as part of your Technical Response). Proposal Builder Docs proposes a contract management plan that may demonstrate how your company will manage the contract, your company's organizational structure, and lines of authority and communication throughout performance of the contract.
#3. Staffing Plan-(Often required as part of your Technical Response). Proposal Builder Docs proposes a staffing approach that may define your company's approach to Recruitment and Hiring, Employee Turnover, Employee Placement and Monitoring, Employee Development and Training, Employee Retention, Competitive Salaries, Benefits, and Performance Appraisals.
#4. Quality Control Plan (QCP)- (Often required as part of your Technical Response). Proposal Builder Docs proposes a
a Quality Control Plan that may define your company's quality value process, Quality Team, a breakdown of your company's daily operational support, and best practices to continuous improvement.
#5. Past Performance Layout- (Often required as part of your Past Experience Response). Proposal Builder Docs proposes 2 PP layouts, a past performance table layout and a written narrative layout, both demonstrating the key information the government often requires when past performance information is requested and a place to document it within your proposal.
#6. Formatted Resume- (Often required as part of your Technical Response.) Proposal Builder Docs provides a formatted resume template that you can customize for candidates that you are proposing for a job or to demonstrate the work experience of key personnel proposed on the contract.
#7. Project Milestone Chart- (Often quired as part of your Technical Response.) Proposal Builder Docs provides a Project Milestone Chart to easily illustrate significant contract milestones for project-based contracts and progress payment contracts.
#8. Key Personnel- (Often required as part of your Technical Response). Proposal Builder Docs proposes possible key personnel positions on the contract and defines their duties and activities including those for a Contracts Manager/PM, Human Resource Specialist, Subject Matter Expert (SME), and a Quality Control/Safety professional.
#9. PWS (or Statement of Work) Compliance Matrix- (Often required as part of your Technical Response). Proposal Builder Docs provides a table to correlate the requirements of the contract PWS with the parties responsible for their successful execution throughout the contract.
#10. Pricing Tables- (Often required as part of your Pricing Response.)
Proposal Builder Docs provides sample pricing Word.doc tables for both services pricing and supplies pricing. Tables are reflective of a Contracting Line Item Number (CLIN) pricing structure which is most commonly used amongst government solicitations.
7-Pages in Length, Proposal Response Skeleton/Outline, Editable Word.doc
2-Pages in Length, Contract Management Plan, Editable Word.doc
4-Pages in Length, Staffing Approach Plan, Editable Word.doc
Quality Control Plan (QCP)
3-Pages in Length, Quality Control Plan (QCP), Editable Word.doc
Past Performance Layout
1-Page in Length, Past Performance (Experience) Format Layout, Editable Word.doc
2-Pages in Length, Pre-Formatted Resume Template, Editable Word.doc
Project Milestone Chart
1-Page in Length, Project Milestone Chart, Editable Word.doc
1-Page in Length, Key Personnel Descriptions, Editable Word.doc
PWS Compliance Matrix
1-Page in Length, PWS Statement of Work Compliance Matrix, Editable Word.doc
2-Pages in Length, Pricing Table Formats for Services and Supplies, Editable Word.doc
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Are the Proposal Builder Doc Templates Editable?
A. Yes! Everything in the template is editable for a full customization experience.
Q. What software are the templates created in?
A. The templates are created as a Microsoft Word.doc.
Q. Is this usable for PC and MAC users?
A. Both! Microsoft Office is native to PC. MAC users should make sure they have downloaded Microsoft Word onto their device and should ensure they can access Microsoft Office documents prior to purchasing Proposal Builder Docs.
Q. Are refunds available?
A. No refunds can be given due to the downloadable (sensitive) nature of this product.
Q. How do I access the templates once I purchase, do they get emailed to me?
A. After purchase, you can easily access your templates by logging in to the Proposal Builder Docs Course that you purchased. The templates are accessible in each of their respective lessons of the course as a individual downloads. Templates will not be emailed to you.
*INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STATEMENT- Proposal Builder Docs are for personal use ONLY. The distribution or resale of these documents are strictly prohibited. An intellectual property breach will be met with an IP cease and desist letter as well as recuperation of damages to GovKidMethod, LLC.