Bidding on contracts is in itself a long, complicated, and grueling process — and that all comes before the actual project begins. Any experienced contractor will tell you that replying to a Request For Proposal (RFP) takes a lot out of a business and its staff. Formal RFPs and their responses typically require substantial amounts of paperwork, including statements of purpose, credit history, business models, project outlines, lists of assets, insurance and company information, employee information, and quotes. Any given RFP can attract dozens, if not hundreds, of contractors all competing against one another. RFPs can also run into the millions of dollars — and for certain government contracts, especially military ones, even billions. How does the winning contractor do it?
In order to win over a contract, a contractor must stick out and stay ahead of the game. One way to go about this is by installing proposal creation software. Proposal creation software (otherwise known as proposal management software or simply proposal software) is software that effectively and efficiently handles all RFP needs. Among other things, proposal creation software eliminates possible duplicate documentation as well as ensures that the right paperwork makes it in. Not only that, proposal creation software organizes and presents RFP responses in a professional and appealing manner, impressing solicitors in the process.
What solicitors desire the most isn’t so much what a contractor does but how it does it. In the same way the most important aspect of real estate is location, location, location, contracting work is all about presentation. Compiling an adequate response to RFPs requires a considerable amount of paperwork, time, and energy. It requires patience and attention to detail. It can be overwhelming.
Proposal pricing software, however, enables contractors to do this sans fuss. The contracting business is highly competitive and the stakes are formidable. With proposal creation software, it becomes a bit less daunting.