Problem or wants to make some sort of improvement it

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problem or wants to make some sort of improvement. It sends out a request for proposals; you receive one and respond with a proposal. You offer to come in, investigate, interview, make recommendations—and present it all in the form of a report.
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Types of proposals Some organization wants a seminar in your area of expertise. You write a proposal to give the seminar— included in the package deal is a guide or handbook that the people attending the seminar will receive.
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Types of proposals Some agency has just started using a fancy desktop-publishing system, but the documentation is giving people fits. You receive a request for proposal from this agency to write some sort of simplified guide or startup guide.
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Common sections in proposals Introduction Background Description of the final product Method, approach, or theory Qualifications Schedule Costs Conclusion(s)
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Common Sections in Proposals Don't assume that every section that is commonly found in proposals has to be in the actual proposal you write.
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Introduction Plan the introduction to your proposal carefully. Make sure it does all of the following things (but not necessarily in this order) that apply to your particular proposal:
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Introduction Indicate that the document to follow is a proposal. Refer to some previous contact with the recipient of the proposal or to your source of information about the project.
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Introduction Find one brief motivating statement that will encourage the recipient to read on and to consider doing the project.
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  • Spring '12
  • A.Young
  • final product, Common Engineering Documents

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