Effective proposals to the federal government subject of seminar

Posted: Thursday, 22 July 2010

DOTHAN – Developing effective federal government proposals is the aim of a one-day conference at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

Hosted by the University’s Small Business Development Center and Procurement Technical Assistance Program, the seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 28 in the Thomas Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

Funding for the event is being provided by the Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Program, and the $20 participant fee includes lunch, breaks and materials costs.

During the day, participants will receive two hours of instruction followed by six hours of scenario-based training. Presenting the session is nationally recognized business leader and consultant Jerry Ellison. Topics covered include:

  • Breaking down a solicitation
  • Developing a proposal preparation outline
  • Coordinating proposal sub-parts for completion
  • Writing the technical volume
  • Writing the past performance volume
  • Completing the costing volume
  • Conducting in-process review meetings
  • Pulling the proposal together

“The scenario-based training provides participants an opportunity to experience the various steps and stages in developing a complete proposal,” said Judy Callin, a small business development consultant. “For purposes of the training, the background and qualifications of the fictitious company used will be relatively simplistic; however, all objectives in the proposal preparation process will be covered.”

Callin suggested participants bring a laptop computer, or prepare to partner with someone with a laptop.

To register, contact Monica Stephens at the TROY Small Business Development Center via email at mstephens@troy.edu , or call 334-674-2425.