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Project Proposals - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Study the purpose and processes behind writing project proposals in the business world. The video lessons include an interactive timeline feature enabling you to search for, and jump to, major video topics for efficient review. Text lessons and transcripts feature key words in bold type. This chapter includes discussions of the following topics:
- Project proposal basics
- Preparation of a request for proposal
- Creation of government contract proposals
- Project proposal evaluation
|Purpose, Content & Structure of Proposals||Consider the use of project proposals in business.|
|Preparing a Request for Proposal (RFP) & Soliciting Proposals||Compare the use and preparation of RFPs and statements of work (SOW).|
|How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals||Learn more about what it takes to successfully prepare a government contract proposal|
|Using Customer Criteria to Evaluate Project Proposals||Dissect the evaluation process used by customers when studying project proposals.|
|Conducting & Participating in RFQ/RFP Strategy Sessions||Understand the effectiveness of RFQ/RFP strategy sessions and how they are conducted.|
1. Purpose, Content & Structure of Proposals
Proposals are an important part of business communications. In this lesson, you'll learn about the purpose, content, and structure of proposal writing in a business setting. A short quiz follows.
2. Preparing a Request for Proposal (RFP) & Soliciting Proposals
In this lesson, we will learn about a Request for Proposal (RFP). The lesson covers: what an RFP is, its components and how businesses use it to purchase goods and services.
3. How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals
Many businesses, large and small, wish to do business with the federal government. This lesson provides a general overview of things that should be included in a government contract proposal and explains how to fill out necessary forms.
4. Using Customer Criteria to Evaluate Project Proposals
In this lesson, we'll discuss the need for the project proposal evaluation and create a project evaluation worksheet. You'll then be able to practice using the worksheet by selecting the better project.
5. Conducting & Participating in RFQ/RFP Strategy Sessions
This lesson will briefly discuss the RFQ and RFP processes, including why strategy sessions are an important preparation before proceeding to respond to an RFP.
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Other chapters within the Business 311: Project Management course
- Project Management Fundamentals
- Initiating a Project
- Planning a Project
- Project Cost Planning & Budget
- Tools for Project Planning & Management
- Creating Contracts with Vendors
- Executing a Project
- Monitoring & Controlling a Project
- Closing a Project
- The Project Team
- Project Management Organizations & Certification
- Required Assignments for Business 311
- Studying for Business 311