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					PROPOSALS


 SECTIONS AND FORMATS
PURPOSE OF PROPOSALS
 Proposals are technical documents that are written to
  persuade your readers to accept your plan or project.
 Internal proposals are written to suggest what your
  department can do to accomplish any project.
 External proposals are written as ‘bids’ to accomplish
  projects for companies for a fee.
 For example to survey certain areas for oil fields or
  Communicating strategic issues throughout the
  company
TYPES OF PROPOSALS
 Research Proposals are written by
  academics in response to requests from
  departments or professors to complete
  certain academic projects such as curriculum
  development etc.
 Research proposals may also be written
  unsolicited to begin new academic research
  projects
TYPES OF PROPOSALS
 Business Proposals are written in response to
  tender notices or bids from companies
 Business Proposals may also solicited or
  unsolicited
SECTIONS OF PROPOSALS
 Title page
 Executive Summary
 Draft Contract if the reader is non hostile,
  which will give an immediate overview,
  including financial information
 Table of Contents
 Introduction: purpose, problem, scope,
  project team, background (if proposal is long),
 Procedures, Equipment and facilities,
  Personnel, Budget, Appendixes
SHORT PROPOSALS
 Short proposals include
 transmittal letter, executive summary, body of
  proposal
LONG FORMAL PROPOSALS
 Long Formal Proposals include
 Prefatory parts: Title page, Transmittal letter, table of
  contents, lists of figures, executive summary
 Body of proposal: introduction, Problem, need,
  background, Objectives or purpose, procedures,
  methods and sources, plan of attack, sequence of
  activities, equipment etc.
 Supplementary parts: Agency forms, budget
  justification, references, tables, amps or graphs etc.
APPEARANCE
 Ensure neatness, consistency of style, Title
  should be appropriate, completeness,
  professionalism

				
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