Proposals -- both large and small -- benefit by following a proven process. Companies who survive by continuous proposal improvement process know this to be true; companies who do not write many proposals are often at a loss for direction on how to proceed. In many decades of proposal development we have seen many boilerplates and templates. Everybody has seen them - a blank document with a table of contents and the only instructions are "put introduction here" or "summarize your plan with a few sentences here"

Sample Federal and DoD Agencies Where the Model Documents have been Instrumental in Winning:

Defense Contract Management Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
State Department
General Services Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs
National Academy of Sciences
Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority
Department of Education
US Postal Service
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Health and Human Services
U.S. Army
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Multiple Commercial and State wins

Customer Testimonial:

You and your team are extremely easy to work with and more importantly, to my knowledge, you have never missed a deadline you have committed to. You are tireless in your work efforts for provide documentation for types of proposals and your experience with regards to ultimately understanding the weakest areas of a bid and then building responses is unmatched. I look forward to continuing to work with your organization in the near future for all of our proposal efforts.

Doug Reece
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Halifax Corporation

IDEAS model documents arenbsp;unique - they are not boilerplates or basic templates. They go way beyond a boilerplate or a basic template. IDEAS has created an extensive, high-quality model document library that is a powerful proposal writing tool. Each document has been pink teamed, red teamed, evaluated by several source selection committees, gone through best and final and have won on more than one occasion. All model documents follow the Shipley Associates Methodology..

One of the major concerns for any business is - what if I compete with another company that has the same documents? NO TWO COMPANIES ARE ALIKE. No one has the same personnel or management. No two companies have the same past performances or unique qualifiers. The model documents are a foundation - but you still have to modify and enhance each one.nbsp; They will become unique - just to your company.

In addition, no two agencies are the same - different environments, processes, etc.

The model documents allow you to focus your attention on when every solicitation expects and demands - the requirements. Using the model documents provides a formatted, consistent style, graphics are included (embedded AND provided in MS Powerpoint - so you can change them at will).


One additional service IDEAS provides is the ability to custom design your model documents based on RFP requirements. Email "special requests" with the RFP and IDEAS will outline and provide you the cost of extracting various information from all of our model documents - in the outline that is required by the solicitation!

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