CHAPTER 20Developing the Response

It’s time for you to actively develop the proposal. Depending on the complexity of the pursuit and the requirements of the target organization, the depth and detail to which proposal processes extend may include areas that drill deeper than those listed below. However, whatever process you choose must at the very least encompass the following elements:

•   Strategy review

•   Completion of business case

•   ROI development

•   Reference validation

•   Completion of cost/pricing

•   Finalizing the solution

•   Developing the draft

•   Draft review


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