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Preliminary Proposal and
Gold Mine Consultant
Best Opportunity for Business
AUGUST 28, 2011
Table of Contents Page
1 The Team 1
1.1 Your Corporation (Your Corp.) .....................................................1
1.2 Your Solutions Group Corporation (YSG) ....................................1
1.3 Primary Responsibility for Engineering Study...............................2
2 Scope of Services 2
2.1 Engineering Scope 3
2.2 Economic Analysis Scope ............................................................3
2.3 Marketing Scope - Phase I ..........................................................3
2.4 Phase II ........................................................................................4
3 Time For Execution 5
4 Fees For The Project 5
5 Additional Services Available 6
6 Responsibilities of the Client 6
7 Changes To Project Scope 7
8 Secrecy Undertakings 7
9 Termination Of The Work 8
AUGUST 28, 2011
I have been awarded a 40 acre lease in Wyoming =
and I need an expert in gold mining to help me evaluate what I have. I =
need to know the potential of the mine. I need to find out what type of =
mining would be best suited on this property. I need to know what steps =
I should consider next.
Gold Mine Consultant – eWork Markets ID 00000
The current situation you describe in your Request For Proposal (RFP) is the need for consultants
to assist you in a business development activity for a gold mine in Wyoming. As entrepreneur your
primary responsibility is to evaluate the viability of the business and perform market research to
help you assess the potential of the find. Included with the aforementioned, is an analysis of the
competitive situation, preparation of initial revenue projections and establishment of what is
generally known as financial metrics for the business; these include your minimum attractive rate
of return (MARR) and the actual after-taxes rate of return (ROR) for the business start-up venture.
We would be very interested in helping you develop your mines and understand that you may
already have consultants designated but please allow us to contribute to your wealth of knowledge.
For instance, we can direct you to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) which has a computerized
data bank of all mineral resources by State. The information contained in this data bank includes
Latitude and Longitude coordinates of every known mineral resource, name of the mine, date
discovered, owner information, assays of expected mineral content, type of mine (i.e.: placers,
veins), strike direction, dip angle, associated formations, etc. This information is generally public
knowledge and the agency would be more than happy to help you obtain it. Try, Wyoming State
Geological Survey, Box 3008 University Station Laramie, WY 82071-3008, (307) 766-2286.
The other information you require, concerning the potential of the mine and what type of mining
would be best suited on this property falls within the purview of a geological, geophysical and
geochemical assessment. The unit operations and equipment necessary to exploit the mine are a
chemical engineering problem.
Therefore, from the onset, it appears that your quest has three fundamental components: first you
must obtain and study all the relevant information about your lease, secondly you must ascertain if
it’s a worthwhile business venture, and thirdly you must select, obtain and operate the appropriate
equipment for exploitation during the term of your lease.
YSG / YOUR CORP can help you in all these areas at an affordable price. Most consultants would
offer to embark on an immediate roll-out and exploitation venture which might prove costly to you if
the return on investment (ROR) does not justify it. We recommend you take things slowly and
carefully ponder all the alternatives. Perhaps a small sluicing operation with minimal investment is
all you need to make the venture profitable. Or if it’s a vein, perhaps all that is needed is a pick and
As you probably know, corporate investments are conveniently underwritten or capitalized over
time. Errors and omissions are absorbed by corporate insurance. Corporate investments must be
viewed as economically viable over and above any other after-tax returns, including other projects
and products, monetary instruments and plant expansions. Large companies have armies of
researchers and engineers specifically entrusted to exploit resources, or invent and develop new
products and medicines. Companies are reticent to invest in products which just won’t sell or those
that may represent any of a gamut of corporate liabilities in relation to improperly developed and
tested products. The structured and multi-disciplinary environment of the corporate college,
safeguards them from most liabilities and/or miscalculations. You should adopt this mentality also;
what insurance do you have if something goes wrong in the mine? We know this is not your
situation but you must be made aware of the corporate inertia most developers face. With that
said, and with the understanding that there are no iron-clad guarantees that any given mine will sell
well, we embark to invest cautiously.
Just to give you an idea of the different types of Quartz Operations there are we will mention just a
few of the different forms mineral ores are found, each has its own proper way of mining:
River placer deposits
The rake vein
The pipe vein
The flat or dilated vein
The interlaced vein
The accumulated vein
Your particular situation depends on the terrain, the geology and the known resources.
Your Solutions Group (YSG) partners from time to time with other consultants whose specialty is
different from or expands on theirs. For this task, YSG will be partnering with Your Corporation.
Your Corporation will have the principle responsibility of implementing this project. Although
recently incorporated under this name, Your Corp has been in this business since 1987.
We hope the following preliminary proposal will describe in as much detail as is possible at this
point, on how to accomplish your project goals. We like our prospective clients to be well informed
and to consider us in their future plans.
Additional Services Available
Your Corporation administrates engineering, regulatory compliance, product marketing, patent
process, and environmental consulting services to several sectors of the economy including the
construction, manufacturing, chemical process and pharmaceutical industries. The corporation
sub-contracts additional professional personnel licensed to offer such services, whenever
necessary. The branch which deals with environmental solutions is Your Corporation –
Business solutions include Marketing Research / Analysis / Plans and complete Business Plans.
Marketing analysis for our client’s products profile the latest technology and products developed by
competing manufacturing companies world-wide, as also existing patents, trademarks and trade
names, the market share in certain product categories, production facilities, distribution channels,
existing networks of suppliers and contractors, a description of work under development, earnings
and losses statements and an evaluation of the competition.
Your Corp. will engage in data mining for the client of all the major companies across several
different Sectors manufacturing similar products to your business interests and will develop a
detailed marketing analysis and plan for your product based on this knowledge. The best
manufacturing prospect will be identified as a model to follow and the remainders will be ranked in
order of importance to your product and areas of distribution.
The Marketing Plan is yours to use or to sell to prospective investors of your product. Reviewers
should feel that your product is a natural extension of their already well established product lines,
they should also believe that your product closes a production loop or product line.
At Your Corp., we believe there is a proven strategy for marketing products effectively and
profitably. If all you need is a regulatory review, we can help with this aspect exclusively. Our
competitors sometimes charge up to three times as much as we do for similar research, however,
we have ready access to a larger databank and our overhead is generally lower.
Please refer to the Scope of Work of this proposal if there are any doubts about our strategies.
Please visit our websites at www.the-tx.com and www.Yourcorp.com
Gold Mine Consultant
Best Opportunity for Business Development Strategy
1 The Team
1.1 Your Corporation (Your Corp.)
Patent Development Consultants, Engineering Consultants, Regulatory Compliance Consultants
and Marketing and Business Consultants.
Your Corp. specializes in patent feasibility, regulatory compliance and development of inventions of
varying significance. Engineering specialties are in chemical, electronics, mechanical and
environmental. In business, our marketing focus necessarily combines the systematic penetration
approach and the flirtatious capture approach. Business solutions include full metrics and financial
statements with the goal of partnering with Venture Capitalists (VC) and Angel Investors (AI) from
sources domestic, foreign, institutional or private.
Your Corp. provides its clients with access to:
More Than 50 Domestic Private Venture Capital (VC) Funds
Several Hundred Angel Investors (AI)
More Than 100 Federal And State Money Programs
Over 50 Micro-Enterprise Loan Sources
Over 50 Small Business Loan Sources
Over 200 Small Business Investment Companies, And
More Than 50 Unconventional Loan Programs
1.2 Your Solutions Group Corporation (YSG)
Information System Consultant, Project Management, Validation Consultant and Manufacturing
solutions consultants for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
YSG provides a full range of Technology, Business Process Re-engineering, ERP System
Implementation Assistance, Project Management, Manufacturing Process Automation
Laboratory Systems, Compliance services and Engineering services in both the business
management and manufacturing space.
1.3 Primary Responsibility for Engineering Study
YSG staff will partner with Your Corporation to meet this project’s goals and will have limited input.
However, contract coordination will be made through YSG since they are a Certified Affiliate of
Your Corporation will be responsible to provide the elements described in the Scope of Work for
this proposal under a separate agreement with YSG.
Gold Mine Consultant
Best Opportunity for Business Development
2 Scope of Services
We would necessarily require further information as to the scope of your request, and the specific
service, but for now we can outline the basic concepts which will be more fully developed if we are
awarded the project. In addition to engineering and economic analysis, we envision a three phase
implementation of strategy to exploit your lease and market your product.
2.1 Engineering Scope
2.1.1 YSG / YOUR CORP is to provide CLIENT with a geological survey of the area under consideration.
This includes maps, coordinates, data base information and meetings with the Wyoming Geological
2.1.2 YSG / YOUR CORP expects that the initial reconnaissance and facilities site visit will take two (2)
complete days for 40 areas and a meeting with WSGS. Depending on the information gathered, this
could take more time.
2.1.3 YSG / YOUR CORP is to provide CLIENT with the specific methods and process calculations to
understand the requirements and system to install, and operate a quartz operation for extraction of
mineral content (i.e.: gold mine). This will be dependent on the expected mineral recovery rate as
determined by research of the area and geochemical methods. This may also include other minerals of
greater value (i.e.: platinum, palladium, rhodium, etc.) which may be present and extractable using some
of the revenues from the mines for sustainable enrichment of the latter. The level of detail is schematic
and/or preliminary design.
2.1.4 YSG / YOUR CORP is to provide CLIENT the best engineering estimate for the space and projected
startup costs to install, operate and market said quartz operation.
2.1.5 YSG / YOUR CORP will consult on CLIENT’s behalf all rules (i.e.: Mine Safety Administration (MSA),
BLR, USGS, NRC, ISO, ASTM, AIChe, ASME, NIST, etc.) and standard industry specifications to
substantiate all aspects of the proposal.
2.1.1 YSG / YOUR CORP will engage in equipment selection and facility requirements on behalf of the
CLIENT in relation to the quartz operation.
2.2 Economic Analysis Scope
2.2.1 YSG / YOUR CORP will perform an after taxes return on investment (ROR) analysis in relation to the
cost of the facilities and equipment necessary to operate a quartz mine for extraction of mineral content
(various) and the size of the market for these minerals.
2.2.2 Based on the results of 2.3.1, YSG / YOUR CORP will benchmark extraction objectives for the CLIENT,
based on prices for similar markets. Extraction/Sales forecasts will be drawn from this.
2.2.3 Based on the results of 2.3.1 and 2.3.2, YSG / YOUR CORP will perform a breakeven analysis for the
entire business venture. This will indicate the time required to break even and possibly establish a
minimum attractive rate of return (MARR) for the CLIENT.
2.3 Marketing Scope - Phase I
2.3.1 YSG / YOUR CORP will assess the total revenue and market(s) for said quartz operation and
make a recommendation to move forward with a complete business plan and production
development in a given region, with or without the help of a major mining company.
2.3.2 Records Review and Reconnaissance
YSG / YOUR CORP has direct access to sources of marketing information within several Market
Sectors, Industry Groups and specific industries. This information summarizes the latest
technology and products developed by the major companies in each Sector world-wide, as also
existing patents, trademarks and trade names held by those companies, the market share in
certain product categories, location of facilities, distribution channels, existing networks of suppliers
and contractors, a description of work under development, earnings and losses statements and an
evaluation of their competition. YSG / YOUR CORP will engage in data mining for the CLIENT of
all the major domestic and foreign companies in the industry having similar interests or services to
your business and will develop a detailed marketing plan for your product (i.e.: extracted gold)
based on this knowledge. The best prospect will be identified as a model to follow and the
remainders will be ranked in order of importance to your product (i.e.: gold or others). This task
establishes the benchmark your company. It also builds a framework for best practices you require
in the future since we will be analyzing the world’s best companies’ strategies and taking worthy
elements from them and implementing these into your company.
2.3.3 YSG / YOUR CORP will conduct a full regulatory review of the CLIENT’s product. This review will
be done according to the specific agency rules that apply to the particular product or service being
marketed. PLEASE NOTE: In some instances it may be necessary for the CLIENT to pay certain
application fees associated with permits or government review procedures, once an application is
submitted. All of the specific regulatory aspects will be previously identified for the CLIENT along
with any waivers or exemptions which may apply for your company’s particular project.
2.3.4 Liability and insurance costs will be evaluated and described in detail.
2.3.5 In addition to government rules, there may be industry specific standards which apply to products
sold or services rendered in the United States and elsewhere. Certain industries are more
dependent on these standards, industry practices, norms and specifications, than others.
Depending on your particular business you may need to follow methods or specifications from
institutions such as Mine Safety Administration (MSA), ASTM, ISO, ANSI, ASME, AICHE, IEEE,
UL, NFPA, etc. YSG / YOUR CORP will conduct a full specification review of the CLIENT’s
2.3.6 The reports in Sections 2.1.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 will be forwarded to the CLIENT and
constitute the results of the Data Mining and Reconnaissance task.
2.3.7 Evaluation and Report Preparation
YSG / YOUR CORP will prepare for the CLIENT a Marketing Plan which will be exclusively
developed and tailored according to the criteria of the chosen major company (large market
capitalization) identified in 2.3.1 and on the basis of how well your product conforms to the
established norms, mining criteria, required facilities and existing similar mines.
2.3.8 YSG / YOUR CORP will develop for the CLIENT Royalty Rate Structures and Cash Sale Valuation
Tables based on remaining extractable minerals from the mines.
2.3.9 YSG / YOUR CORP will recommend specific contingencies to initial rejection, develop some
critical financial metrics, contact 25 companies world wide about your product(s) and present
photos and promotional write-up.
2.3.10 YSG / YOUR CORP will prepare a brief MS Power Point presentation of the salient points of the
2.3.11 If specifically requested by CLIENT, follow-ups and continuing contacts via promotional material
and presentation letters on CLIENTS behalf, beyond those included in Section 2.1.6, including a
brief updated Market Research Report, will be billed at the following rates: $500 / 200 campaign
material packets forwarded and $300 / 75 campaign material packets forwarded. This task can
also be broken down by hours of multi-media marketing and advertising exposure. It is
recommended that this option be exercised every quarter to keep your business abreast of
changes in the industry.
2.4 Phase II
2.4.1 Medium and small market capitalization mining companies are also an alternative which should be
considered, a similar approach will be followed for those companies.
2.5 Phase III
2.5.1 Under this task, YSG / YOUR CORP will prepare for the CLIENT a complete Business Plan for
your product(s) once more information is known.
2.5.2 YSG / YOUR CORP will prepare for the CLIENT business recommendations and strategies for
obtaining funding for your business and will present the developed Business Plan to at least ten
(10) venture capitalists and/or angel investors specializing in CLIENT’S business concepts.
3 Time For Execution
YSG / YOUR CORP shall work with the CLIENT a reasonable schedule in accordance with the
needs of the CLIENT.
It has been indicated that the project start date is 11/01/2006, however, the Records Review and
Reconnaissance will only start when a signed authorization to begin is received from the CLIENT.
Travel and Per Diem costs will be billed only for authorized field trips outside of the normal working
area. An estimate of any required travel will be presented to the CLIENT; 85% of the estimated
Travel and Per Diem (T&PD) will be made available to YSG / YOUR CORP before undertaking
any site visit.
A Draft Report will be submitted to the CLIENT for review and comments, before meeting with
The total time to complete the work is one (1) month, thirty (30) days for Engineering Scope,
Economic Analysis Scope, and Marketing Scope Phase I, Phase II and Phase III.
All times to complete the work are subject to reasonable negotiation prior to project acceptance by
4 Fees For The Project
YSG / YOUR CORP shall receive, as compensation for the work included in the Engineering
Scope, Economic Analysis Scope, and Marketing Scope Phase I, Phase II and Phase III, the lump
sum amount of THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE AND 00/100
DOLLARS ($3,125). Total expected T&PD for the discussed scenario is $1,512, this estimate
This lump sum fee will be invoiced as follows:
45% - 85% of T&PD with the Draft Reconnaissance Inspection Reports.
40% with the Draft for Engineering, Economic Analysis, and Marketing Scope Phase I, Phase II
and Phase III Recommendations Report.
15% with the Company Presentation Observations and Agreements and Final Report
All quoted fees are subject to reasonable negotiation prior to project acceptance by CLIENT.
5 Additional Services Available
Federal and State monies for your business
Government contracts and grants
Grants for small businesses to research and develop high-tech innovations
Grants for small businesses and non-profit research partners to research and develop high-
Federal Venture Capital (VC) money programs
Venture Capital Clubs, Associations and Networking
Angel Investor Contacts
Many of the federal programs include yearly renewal for additional government funds.
YSG / YOUR CORP shall receive the following fees, as compensation for on-going and continuous
additional consulting services:
Marketing and Business related activities: $45.00 - $55.00 per hour.
Economic Analysis and Financial Metrics related activities: $55.00 - $65.00 per hour.
Patent filing and maintenance related activities: $65.00 - $75.00 per hour.
Engineering related activities (i.e.: feasibility studies, designs, permits, construction
Schematic Detail Design Level: $75.00 per hour.
Preliminary Detail Design Level: $85.00 per hour.
Final Detail Design Level: $105.00 per hour.
6 Responsibilities of the Client
The CLIENT shall be responsible for the following:
Provide to YSG / YOUR CORP any photos or existing promotional material.
Provide to YSG / YOUR CORP any relevant information about your lease.
Provide YSG / YOUR CORP any information about advertising and promotional goals.
Corresponding through e-mail or other means with the consultant to fine tune strategies.
Supplying YSG / YOUR CORP with information about any patent(s) and or Trade Marks in
existence for the product and where they are registered, be it in the U.S., European Union,
Asia, etc., anything which is already in the public domain.
7 Changes To Project Scope
YSG / YOUR CORP has prepared this work scope based on our understanding of CLIENT needs.
The cost of doing the specific project described herein is based on similar work done previously.
Any significant variation to the scope presented herein will be discussed with the CLIENT and
additional funding requests will be prepared and submitted prior to starting any new work. No work
will be done until receiving previous approval from the CLIENT authorized representative.
8 Secrecy Undertakings
YSG / YOUR CORP shall agree to undertake that it will keep the technical information disclosed by
the CLIENT to YSG / YOUR CORP in strict confidence, and to use the same only for the
preparation of the design of CLIENT’s Marketing Plan.
YSG / YOUR CORP will sign any Non-Disclosure or Non-Compete Agreement (ND/NC)
specified and required by the CLIENT. If not available, we can provide CLIENT with a generic
The obligations of YSG / YOUR CORP mentioned above shall not apply to any of the
following technical information, except if specifically contained in the ND / NC Agreement:
That which is published or otherwise available to the public domain at the time or receipt
thereof by YSG / YOUR CORP
That which becomes published or otherwise available to the public domain after receipt thereof
by YSG / YOUR CORP through no act or failure to act on the part of YSG / YOUR CORP
All documents filed with government agencies become part of the public record.
Similarly YSG / YOUR CORP requests that CLIENT maintain the contents of this proposal,
including, all methods, procedures and strategies as confidential material due to competitive
aspects of doing business.
9 Termination Of The Work
The CLIENT may terminate the work at any time by giving YSG / YOUR CORP written notice of
the termination of the work one (1) week in advance of the termination date. The CLIENT shall
pay YSG / YOUR CORP the services performed and the reimbursable expenses due to the
termination date. There shall be no penalty for termination of this agreement.
All payments are to made to: Your Corporation P.O. Box 0000 Texas, TX 00000-0000.
Contact with respect to this proposal should be made to: YSG at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.the-
tx.com or Your@prtc.net, info@Yourcorp.com or through eWork Markets.
The CLIENT may accept this proposal by signing and returning a copy of this document which
becomes a part of the standard eWork Markets Business Consulting Agreement. A standard
eWork Markets Business Consulting Agreement will be forwarded as soon as this document or
some negotiated form of same, is accepted and agreed upon.
Your Name Their Name, President
President Your Corporation Their Solutions Group
ACCEPTED AND AGREED
Print Name: ______________________________