(May 16, 2016)  A quick tip on preparing a compliant proposal: read every single page of the Solicitation documents. RFPs can have proposal content requirements in any section - not just the section entitled "Instructions for Proposal Preparation." Many technical people think the Statement of Work is all they must address in a proposal. That will most likely get your proposal kicked out for non-compliance. The competitive field has grown over the last five years. The government evaluators will use non-compliance with proposal instructions to eliminate as many of the bidders as is appropriate. Don't be one of those! Use a Compliance Matrix to ensure you capture and respond to each and ever requirement. The Federal Proposal Experts offers a free Compliance Matrix example and template to help you. Just download it at the link below.

http://fedproposalexperts.com/products/free-proposal-compliance-matrix-example

 

Written by Shaanon Lindauer — May 16, 2016

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