Top Proposal Writer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Proposal Writer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Proposal Writer resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.7% of Proposal Writer resumes contained RFP Machine as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Proposal Writer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Proposal Writer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. RFP Machine

high Demand
Here's how RFP Machine is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Aided in the implementation of RFP Machine proposal writing software, streamlining the proposal process by 40%.
  • Maintained database of over 500 questions and answers that were stored in RFP Machine.
  • Worked extensively in RFP Machine and RFP Express.
  • Handled content management for RFP Machine database.
  • Developed RFP Machine and RFP Tracker database.
  • Employed the RFP Machine to prepare responses to RFPs/assured accuracy of database by updating content.
  • Edit, rewrite, and update company knowledge base using Pragmatech RFP Machine.
  • Prepared in-depth responses for RFPs using MS Word and Pragmatech's RFP Machine.

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2. Business Development

high Demand
Here's how Business Development is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Partnered with product development, finance, operations, and business development to augment understanding of competitive landscape and internal capabilities.
  • Produced and coordinated new business development communications, as well as employee communication materials for Watson Wyatt's Minnesota clients.
  • Prepare customized quality responses to formal requests for proposals, requests for information and proactive proposals with business development directors.
  • Work closely with the capture manager and Program Manager to facilitate capture efforts and proposal developments for business development.
  • Assist marketing and business development team to determine organizational win themes, branding messaging and communicating value proposition.
  • Researched and wrote customized, co-branded proposal responses by collaborating with business development executives and sales professionals.
  • Created/maintained electronic folders of information for proposals, reports, documents, and other Business Development materials.
  • Managed business development and proposal efforts for an international energy management and infrastructure development company.
  • Develop effective and successful responses to new business development opportunities in partnership with account teams.
  • Interviewed more than30 candidates for writer-analyst, project manager, and business development positions.
  • Collaborated with all areas of the marketing department to enhance new business development communications.
  • Retained some Portfolio Manager responsibilities with increased emphasis on proposal writing and business development.
  • Managed the development of proposals and assisted in business development efforts.
  • Supported Vice-President for Business Development in preparing responses for potential customers.
  • Developed and implemented internal corporate processes related to business development.
  • Participate in meetings to discuss ideas on business development options.
  • Prepare presentations and supporting collateral for the business development team.
  • Facilitated weekly Business Development meetings when managers were not available.
  • Developed and updated business development and marketing materials.
  • Develop and maintain business development content repositories.

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3. Subject Matter

high Demand
Here's how Subject Matter is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Produce technical sales proposals for Maestro Learning Management System by establishing databases and collaborating with team members and subject matter experts.
  • Interviewed subject matter experts on classified projects and produced white papers and other marketing materials highlighting their research and accomplishments.
  • Developed technical and non-technical proposal content, performed research and consulting with colleagues, senior management and subject matter experts.
  • Compiled and organized information from various subject matter experts and gathered information to develop comprehensive and customized solution overviews.
  • Performed advanced research and interviewed qualified subject matter experts to acquire necessary data for thoroughly researched technical proposals.
  • Coordinated and Lunch and Learn educational sessions covering cross-departmental subject matter to facilitate deeper product and services understanding.
  • Researched company knowledge base and worked with subject matter experts to develop custom proposals and compelling finalist presentations.
  • Engaged internal teams and subject matter experts to obtain the required information and interviewed personnel as necessary.
  • Interviewed technical subject matter experts to obtain information to be incorporated within the proposal sections.
  • Prepare technical and non-technical material utilizing subject matter experts to ready documentation and training materials.
  • Cultivated productive relationships with subject matter experts, sales representatives and underwriters in challenging circumstances.
  • Conducted meetings with Subject Matter Experts to ensure consistency and accuracy of information across volumes.
  • Develop proposal graphics, customized text based on information gathered from subject matter experts.
  • Developed and maintained productive relationships with company senior executives and subject matter experts.
  • Coach subject matter experts and engineers on formulating technical copy appropriate for proposals.
  • Gather information from experts to craft accessible content from often-technical subject matter.
  • Solicited project material from subject matter experts to translate into proposal responses.
  • Corresponded with subject matter experts and engineers to complete proposal information.
  • Edited and integrated input from subject matter experts seamlessly into proposals.
  • Exercise strong research capability and interview subject matter experts as necessary.

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4. RFP

high Demand
Here's how RFP is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Assigned to Business Development group responsible for preparing proposal packages and associated documents in accordance with RFP specifications.
  • Monitor RFP requirements for common requests and report potential functionality gaps to product management.
  • Provided procedures and business processes in response to RFP requirements including engineering specifications.
  • Composed eighty page RFP for nationally renowned university's Oracle implementation
  • Customized standard RFP information to address specific customer requirements.
  • Volunteer New Business RFP Solution Conceptual Developer and Writer.
  • Maintained digital Proposals/RFP knowledge database.
  • Assess the needs of the RFP to collaborate with cross-department subject matter experts for information on departmental processes and performance standards.
  • Develop proposal narrative in compliance with RFP and Performance Work Statement (PWS)/Statement of Work (SOW) requirements.
  • Work with subject matter experts to maintain an RFP database repository and boilerplate information, ensuring information is up to date.
  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to RFP requirements regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Created organizational charts for numerous proposals, which depicted the organizational function to be performance in accordance to the RFP.
  • Communicated with all departments in the company when RFP team had questions or concerns about information being presented in bids.
  • Managed the RFP process to develop solutions, pricing, and contractual terms for new HR BPO engagements with clients.
  • Contributed to the success of the sales and marketing department by assisting with the RFP process and writing marketing materials.
  • Acted as a subject expert regarding the sales process, assisting both the RFP Team and Sales Executives as needed.
  • Established a schedule for writing, reviews, and production based on the submission due date of RFP documents.
  • Develop effective RFP and RFI Response Templates for different industries and solutions to speed up the proposal development process.
  • Crafted a proposal outline based on the RFP, from entities such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Spearhead strategic sales support services for RFP proposals, solution presentations, technical information, and product information brochures.

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5. RFI

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Here's how RFI is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Determined RFP/RFI concept by identifying and clarifying customer opportunities and needs.
  • Created numerous complex proposals, RFI responses, white papers and other strategic documents for external clients.
  • Designed and revised graphics that demonstrate processes detailed in RFP/RFI response.
  • Contributed to 10 proposals and RFI responses in 12 weeks.
  • Worked to produce 14-16 proposals and RFI responses per month.
  • Supervised two employees in the production of client deliverables and conducted quality control editing for all RFI responses.
  • Created document templates and outlines from Statements of Work for proposals, Task Orders, and RFIs.
  • Completed online Requests for Information (RFIs) from prospective clients and consultants.
  • Prepare multiple OAISIS RFIs and proposals per week.
  • Created capabilities statements in response to RFIs.
  • Developed responses to RFPs/RFIs by assembling strategic information and supporting data.
  • Receive all Government-issued RFPs, RFIs, Sources Sought, and Task Order opportunities.

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6. SME

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Here's how SME is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Developed and maintained expert knowledge of SME topics, existing products, administrative processes, and new/upcoming technology and company initiatives.
  • Create factual and compelling documentation based on existing data accumulated through SME interviews and project, product, and/or process documentation.
  • Managed, organized, and updated content of Informational Database in the role of Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Serve as a brand SME for the Proposal Center to ensure that documentation conforms to Wells Fargo brand standards.
  • Coordinate proposal production to include kick-off meeting, SME assignments, Executive involvement, writing and editing.
  • Researched and composed literature reviews * Created proposals for educational grants * Wrote needs assessments and gap analyses
  • Interviewed SME's, research proposal database, and research on-line sources to develop assigned proposal sections.
  • Construct Letters of Interest and draft proposals based on mission alignment and priority assessment.
  • Qualified prospects, conducted needs assessments, handled RFI/RFP responses and business proposals.
  • Interviewed site-managers, building/construction engineers and SME's for precise SOW details.
  • Led strategy calls and Intake and Assessment meetings on new bids.
  • Market analysis and need assessment of various vertical market segments.
  • Conduct research and needs assessment to fulfill requirements of contracts.
  • Assist with of end-of-period assessments and reports.
  • Major deliverables included: outsourcing assessment analysis, business case development, change management, and system implementation plans.
  • Provided communications expertise for these proposals and interviewed SMEs.
  • Developed, customized, and edited text and graphics provided by subject matter experts (SMEs) and proposal development team.
  • Worked with SMEs and the operational staff in response to requirements and demonstrated a complete and thorough understanding of the effort.
  • Engaged in meetings with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and the writing team to formulate various aspects of the proposal.
  • Researched database to find appropriate responses for RFP questions and interviewed SMEs frequently to collect department specific information for various proposals.

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7. Past Performance

high Demand
Here's how Past Performance is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Developed documentation reviews, created and maintained past performance masters, and provided continual improvement and configuration control of internal documents.
  • Write compelling technical solutions, management and past performance sections that comply with Government regulations.
  • Organized and maintained past performance and proposal content database.
  • Drafted technical management and past performance proposals/volumes.
  • TRIPLE CANOPY - Project Crimson Talon (US Government) Wrote subcontractor qualifications and past performance components of services proposal.
  • Develop and refine key proposal sections, including technical, management, staffing, resumes, and past performance.
  • Coordinate all proposal sections (past performance, technical management, pricing) and complete all required government forms.
  • Developed compelling and compliant past performance references, and coordinated client reviews and signatures for reference forms as required.
  • Write past performance and resumes; edit HUD reports; and capture proposal information for proposal archive database.
  • Interviewed Program Managers in order to provide a complete project summary for the past performance library.
  • Developed other proposal content (past performance, resumes, and others) as identified.
  • Oversee the management and analysis of the proposal master tracking system and past performance repository.
  • Created templates for standard verbiage and a repository for Past Performance References and Resumes.
  • Created proposal, resume, and past performance templates tailored to proposal specifications.
  • Gathered technical explanations to create best practices for past performance on similar contracts.
  • Organized a past performance library categorized by discipline (services provided).
  • Maintained and improved proposal support databases such as the Past Performance Database.
  • Updated resumes, past performance, and contract information to company database.
  • Served as a past performance writer and assisted with proposal editing.
  • Lead writer for Executive Summary, Past Performance and Management sections.

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8. RFQ

high Demand
Here's how RFQ is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Search for government service contracting Request for Quotes (RFQ)/Request for Proposals (RFP) via government contracting websites.
  • Reviewed proposals for RFQ/RFI compliance and supported Production staff to coordinate desktop publishing (DTP) and graphics.
  • Coordinated and participated in all phases of RFQ and RFP development including kick-off and various team meetings.
  • Create all responses to RFP/RFQ, including proposal books, PowerPoint, presentations, and leave-behinds.
  • Acted as point of contact for clients and potential clients for clarifications/changes to RFP/RFQ.
  • Designed and wrote original responses to meet RFP/RFI/RFQ requirements.
  • Developed templates and annotated outlines for RFP/RFQ responses.
  • Produced, managed and completed 11 City of Houston RFQ's on behalf of LAN in A/E industry submittals.
  • Composed and archived formal Zhone responses to customer RFP/RFI/RFQ documents.
  • Develop proposals and all documentation/justification requirements in response to government RFPs and RFQs and government inquiries for various non-profit companies.
  • Analyze, research, and review RFQs and RFPs to determine if client meets minimum organizational, produce and/or services requirements.
  • Drafted all proposals for Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Quotation (RFQs).
  • Analyzed incoming RFPs and RFQs for proposal requirements, contractual requirements and other salient points.
  • Work closely with client to prepare a complete and compliant response to RFPs or RFQs.
  • Prepare the required files for the RFPs and RFQs for different clients.
  • Respond to Government RFPs and RFQs for small to large businesses.
  • Analyze Government and B-to-B RFPs/RFIs/RFQs, manage and write proposals from developing compliant outlines to writing/editing final, deliverable proposals.
  • Review, analyze, and interpret RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs to gain a thorough understanding of each solicitation.
  • Prepared written responses to RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs to maintain the current customer base and secure future customers.
  • Review incoming solicitations (RFIs, RFPs, RFQs) from Sales and third-party partners.

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9. Project Management

high Demand
Here's how Project Management is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Prepare local, national and international proposals in response to customer/prospect requests, including project management and compelling, strategic writing.
  • Mentor other proposal team members on industry standards and project management techniques to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and organizational consistency
  • Coordinated project management for proposals identifying milestones, project plan, assigned roles, and responsibilities.
  • Collaborated with business development and project management teams as they developed budgets and pricing documents.
  • Created and maintained project management plan for end-to-end proposal development and submission.
  • Perform heavy project management for each opportunity.
  • Project management of proposal production process.
  • Supported sales force by writing quality proposals for 50+ population, Proposal project management and proposal production process.
  • Assisted with project plans, project management, proposals, writing, editing, and training.
  • Applied project management techniques to control scope, cost, and schedule.
  • Applied project management principles and tools to meet strict deadlines.
  • Complete life cycle project management.

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10. Powerpoint

high Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Developed and revised training materials including manuals and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Utilized PowerPoint and Word to create customized organizational charts.
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations for prospective customers and corporate events.
  • Prepared company PowerPoint presentations for proposal meetings with clients.
  • Recognized for excellent PowerPoint development and presentation skills.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentation for interview stage.
  • Created proposal presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Developed PowerPoint and presentation materials.
  • Create MS Word and PowerPoint templates to be used universally across all Huron practices for the new brand launch in 2016.
  • Use of many Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Designed and edited graphics for proposals, PowerPoint presentations and other sales materials.
  • Prepare presentations using PowerPoint, evaluating text and graphics.
  • Create presentations for marketing purposes using MS PowerPoint.
  • Advanced use of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Drafted proposals using boilerplate copy and language from old proposals Refined the design of PowerPoint presentations and hand-outs
  • Updated statistics in Sales Teams quarterly PowerPoint presentations.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations for interviews and tradeshows.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations for interviews with prospective clients Wrote PR articles for trade publications and generated copy for brochures.
  • Prepared technical manuals, diagrams, flowcharts, graphics, website training eLearning modules and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Assist in preparing correspondence, memoranda, PowerPoint presentations and spreadsheets for all direct reports.

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11. Sharepoint

high Demand
Here's how Sharepoint is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Managed SharePoint file organization system and wiki cooperation sites to facilitate cooperation among internal and external proposal response participants.
  • Shared responsibility for the organization and development of SharePoint repositories that house documents necessary for proposal writing.
  • Design and administration of Business Unit SharePoint collaborative environment.
  • Archived Institutional Advancement documents for projects on SharePoint.
  • Maintained and developed documentation repository through SharePoint.
  • Update and maintain SharePoint proposal repository.
  • Organized and maintained SharePoint database.
  • Managed business development SharePoint site.
  • Supported sales by maintaining client's SharePoint website for current and accurate marketing and proposal sample materials.
  • Assisted in transitioning company to the use of a SharePoint portal for proposals and other shared information.
  • Perform a restructuring of a major past performance knowledge base and migrate to SharePoint.
  • Recorded meeting minutes and updated action items in SharePoint.
  • Maintain strict document version control through SharePoint.
  • Worked closely with the Proposal Team to create and maintain proposal documents and client deliverables in SharePoint.
  • Maintain and update internal databases (SharePoint, Salesforce.com, shared network drives).
  • Developed Proposal Team Sharepoint Site which great enhanced productivity for the team.
  • Worked with RFP Machine, Sharepoint, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Scoped requirements and built responses using Sharepoint.
  • Utilized Sharepoint and OmniGraffle (flowchart graphics program) extensively, especially the Sharepoint document-management platform.

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12. Compliance Matrices

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Here's how Compliance Matrices is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Analyzed Request for Proposals, prepared compliance matrices and Proposal Development Worksheets.
  • Developed the proposal schedule, production schedule, outlines, compliance matrices, proposal development plan, and writing assignments.
  • Analyze the RFP (Request For Proposal) and develop compliance matrices as guidelines for proposal evaluation.
  • Prepared compliance matrices, past performance certifications, resumes, and other sections, as assigned.
  • Created compliance matrices, proposal schedules, defined tasks and assigned roles to applicable personnel.
  • Generated compliance matrices to track and evaluate all stages of RFQ and RFP development.
  • Developed Compliance Matrices and Win Strategies with Proposal Team based on government requirements.
  • Analyzed Request for Proposals, prepared compliance matrices, outlines, and schedules.
  • Created compliance matrices for federal proposals, ensuring requirements are met.
  • Developed outlines, compliance matrices, and writing assignments.
  • Created proposal schedules, outlines, and compliance matrices.
  • Created compliance matrices and wrote product descriptions.
  • Created detailed Compliance Matrices of RFPs and RFQs.

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13. Federal Government

high Demand
Here's how Federal Government is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Developed an editorial style guide for internal documents and responses to Federal government solicitations.
  • Compose and present Environmental Protection, Quality Control, and Accident Prevention Plans to Federal Government.
  • Write for CMMI-3, ISO certified technology and consulting firm to the Federal Government.
  • Mastered Federal government RFP process, resulting in new contracts generating $2.3M+.
  • Managed or assisted in managing three federal government contracts.
  • Write security bids and proposals for local and federal government contract opportunities.
  • Helped Telos win Army, Navy, Air Force, federal government, and commercial contracts

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14. Company Website

high Demand
Here's how Company Website is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Developed content for company website.
  • Create written collateral for use in proposals, marketing and the company website.
  • Provided updates to company website, reflecting project updates.
  • Designed andmaintained first company website.
  • Coordinated with a multi-location team to design and build a new company website to be implemented in 1Q2016.
  • Updated company website using content management system.

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15. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Advised clients on a regular basis on marketing plans for industry specific government agencies that fit their services.
  • Facilitated proposal development in response to Request for Proposals (RFPs) from various government agencies.
  • Coordinated communications to contracting/government agencies.
  • Evaluate and prepare the proposal preparation process, including identifying opportunities and staffing required for different government agencies.
  • Established proposal department and developed strategies/proposals/presentations for government agencies in the North East/South East regions.
  • Prepare capability briefings for various government agencies.

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16. Business Proposals

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Here's how Business Proposals is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Collaborated with teams to create compelling business proposals.
  • Support development of business proposals.
  • Compose and edit business proposals, unsolicited white papers, and requested documentation for submission to the Government and other contractors.
  • Crafted 250- to 750-page business proposals tailored to district, state, and national clients.
  • Provided sales support in the form of business proposals for a loyalty marketing firm.
  • Created business proposals and websites for start-up companies seeking venture capitol.
  • Researched and wrote compliant, persuasive business proposals for agency clients.
  • Construct and format business proposals according to RFP requirements.
  • Ensured the technical and business proposals aligned.
  • Coordinated inputs from multiple departments to finalize large government business proposals Developed processes documents for department on proposal writing best practices

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17. Technical Proposals

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Here's how Technical Proposals is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Researched, wrote, and edited technical proposals for a company that developed automotive troubleshooting manuals and instructional videos.
  • Determined requirements and prepared technical proposals and estimates for industrial furnace equipment.
  • Created detailed technical proposals for legal accounting software developer.
  • Edited book-length technical proposals by multiple writers on tight deadlines for projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
  • Acted as a key member that deal with writing, editing, indexing, and revising major technical proposals.
  • Conduct considerable research and write sections of technical proposals for contract bidding using MS Word and Adobe.
  • Created technical proposals to state, federal, international, and commercial clients for document management systems.
  • Project managed and wrote large technical proposals for worldwide and domestic sales.
  • Contract position to write technical proposals for IT solutions company.
  • analyze and produce technical proposals for prescription benefits management company.
  • Prepare technical proposals for facilities management and maintenance, transportation services, call center, warehousing, and custodial contracts.
  • Managed the development of 4 technical proposals for multi-million dollar Department of State contract solicitations for TKC Aerospace.
  • Performed market research, drafted, edited and organized extensive content for technical proposals.

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18. Sales Proposals

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Here's how Sales Proposals is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Produced sales proposals, responded to requests for proposals/information, created technical contracts and developed marketing materials and product descriptions.
  • Developed and produced sales proposals and project documentation.
  • Produced sales proposals for corporate travel company.
  • Developed departmental templates, data merge spreadsheets, InDesign files, and processes for sales proposals including the aesthetic layouts.
  • Created and edited customer quotations, sales proposals, and statements of work for worldwide account teams.
  • Responded to sales proposals by proofreading and editing responses to ensure consistency in language and correct formatting.
  • Managed cross-functional processes and teams to develop sales proposals in support of B2B sales and retention.
  • Researched and prepared sales proposals for client service teams and sales directors.
  • Addressed client concerns on functional and technical aspects of sales proposals.
  • Research and write sales proposals and Statements of Work.

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19. Proposal Documents

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Here's how Proposal Documents is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Redesigned entire proposal documents and process.
  • Edited all proposal documents for compliance, technical relevance and accuracy, readability, grammar, syntax, and punctuation errors.
  • Coordinated proposal efforts, wrote sections, and edited proposal documents, translating complex information into clear, concise documents.
  • Created, edited, and updated in-house style guide to ensure consistency across proposal documents.
  • Research and draft Requests for Information and proposal documents for new business and renewing accounts.
  • Apply a persuasive writing style to the company's proposal documents.
  • Edit proposal documents from the committee for final submission.
  • Conventionalized proposal documents to reflect appropriate UHY/Marcum branding.

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20. Technical Documentation

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Here's how Technical Documentation is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Designed and created training content, technical documentation, and corporate messaging, resulting in streamlined and consistent communication throughout organization.
  • Prepared, modified, and maintained technical documentation for existing and future application of technical proposal.
  • Have provided technical writing/editing, graphics support on proposal efforts and technical documentation for various projects.
  • Developed and produced white papers, technical documentation as well as product/solution descriptions.
  • Develop corporate messaging, technical documentation, and training content.
  • Created documentation styles and standards for technical documentation.
  • Edited technical documentation for consistent style and content.
  • Researched and wrote user manuals, training workbooks, administration/database guides, read me files, and other technical documentation.

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21. Technical Information

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Here's how Technical Information is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Apply word processing and image processing software routinely and will research technical information to communicate it appropriately to intended audiences.
  • Generate documentation to expedite the exchange of project specific technical information between company and client.
  • Worked closely with marketing and communications departments to provide technical information into the marketing format.
  • Translated highly technical information into persuasive sales document
  • Translate technical information into clear, readable documents to be used by technical and nontechnical personnel.
  • Provide excellent support with technical information along with assisting with developing and disseminating information on operating and procedural policies and activities.

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22. Executive Summaries

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Here's how Executive Summaries is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Draft and edit customized executive summaries and full proposals for current and prospective clients seeking reference laboratory testing services.
  • Designed and produced marketing brochures and executive summaries.
  • Completed executive summaries and financial proposals.
  • Provided a one-stop shop for proposal support, from customized answers to RFP questions to the creation of targeted executive summaries.
  • Edited proposals for clarity and wrote supporting content such as executive summaries, corporate overviews, and past performance.
  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of proposals and executive summaries for accuracy, consistency, branding, and style.
  • Coordinate all edits, draft cover letters and develop executive summaries, solution overviews and pricing information.
  • Write, revise and edit drafts, including executive summaries, conclusions and organizational credentials.
  • Gathered, wrote, and edited all content for technical sections and executive summaries.
  • Provide assistance with crafting or fine tuning of executive summaries for the sales lead.
  • Created cover letters, executive summaries, benefits text, systems and financing descriptions.
  • Authored proposals, executive summaries, technical expositions, fact sheets.
  • Assisted with writing executive summaries, biographies and resumes.
  • Write sales documents including RFPs, proposals, executive summaries and cover letters to secure new business for MultiPlan.

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23. DOD

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Here's how DOD is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Developed firm understanding of Military Standards and DOD acquisitions/budget policies and process.
  • Result: Prepared and submitted proposal for Department Of Defense (DOD) contract within due date.
  • Scoped, wrote, managed, edited Federal service and software proposals targeted to DOD organizations.
  • Provided technical input and authoring of contracts in response to specific DOD
  • Acted as Proposal Manager and writer for DoDEA Audit Readiness proposal.
  • Review RFP requirements from healthcare, financial, education, and federal/DoD proposals.

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24. Press Releases

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Here's how Press Releases is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Researched, wrote, and disseminated news/press releases on awards and acquisitions 2
  • Composed press releases and marketing material.
  • Drafted proposals for park improvements and wrote press releases to promote community events
  • Assisted Communications Director with press releases and annual report content.
  • Secured media coverage by identifying public relations opportunities, pitching story ideas, writing press releases and disseminating to media.
  • Supported efforts of the organization with marketing campaigns, advertisements and press releases

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25. Shipley

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Here's how Shipley is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a standard layout for proposals based on recommendations from Shipley Associates proposal course.
  • Applied general Shipley methods during execution.
  • Received Shipley's Proposal Writing Certification while obtaining outstanding written communication skills, including writing, proofing, and editing.
  • Have completed Shipley & white belt training and currently enrolled for green belt training (Lean Sigma Six).
  • Attended Shipley courses in proposal writing and proposal management.
  • Trained and advised proposal teams using the Shipley methodology.
  • Write and format responses following Shipley guidelines, with an emphasis on engaging formatting/design and persuasive writing that targets client needs.
  • Participated in storyboard sessions, team meetings, post mortem reviews, and all Shipley Associates Proposal Process review sessions.

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26. Government Contracts

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Here's how Government Contracts is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Managed the credentialing process for medical and professional personnel chosen to work under government contracts
  • Provided services in proposal writing, management and costing for bids on government contracts.
  • Formatted, wrote, and edited proposals for state and county government contracts.
  • Managed government contracts, proposal schedules and deadlines.

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27. GSA

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Here's how GSA is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Prepared successful proposal for General Services Administration (GSA) contract for CymSTAR.
  • Managed General Services Administration (GSA) and Veterans Administration contracts.
  • Assisted in preparing bids in response to GSA orders.
  • Charged with administering state and multi-state contracts (including NASPO, PSA, COSTARS and GSA-based contracts).
  • Monitored GSA Ebuy for contracting opportunities.
  • Contract vehicles include GSA Alliant, GSA Schedule 70, SeaPort-e, and DHS EAGLE II.

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28. Strategy Meetings

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Here's how Strategy Meetings is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Determined proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposals and attending strategy meetings.
  • Coordinated Proposal Strategy meetings with various levels of management including meeting/briefing material for all parties that were involved.
  • Participated in strategy meetings with Sales Directors and technical experts to coordinate the completion of proposals.
  • Prepare work plans for proposals and coordinate strategy meetings and production schedules.
  • Attended bid and proposal review meetings as well as long term business strategy meetings.

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29. Visio

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Here's how Visio is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Coordinated activities involved in the development of orals presentations, discussions, and final proposal revisions.
  • Prepared proposals and managed the proposal submission process for the Division of Institutional Advancement.
  • Worked autonomously from home and achieved project completion with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Coordinated efforts with other Volt divisions and subcontractors on partnership opportunities.
  • Create multiple revisions and edit details until customer is completely satisfied.
  • Participated in Lean process improvement projects for the LifeWorks division.
  • Managed proposal review process and implemented all revisions.
  • Managed new division of Broker driven business
  • Reviewed published materials and recommended revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding.
  • Ensured contextual integrity of each completed proposal section by coordinating all revisions and edits with the respective Subject Matter Experts.
  • Manage and track all aspects of proposal preparation, revision and submission, working on multiple proposals at once.
  • Helped deliver our division's largest win, a $245 million deal for the State of California.
  • Manage large key account RFP responses for national accounts medical, dental, and vision coverage proposals.
  • Authored concept papers on practical revisions to managed health care plans for the Department of Defense.
  • Worked as a part of the National Provider Network Team within the managed care division.
  • Coordinate development, revision, and review of final response document(s).
  • Maintain historical records and files of work and revisions for future proposal efforts.
  • Facilitate the new merchant application process within the credit card processing division.
  • Partnered with division staff to draft proposals for submission.
  • Collaborated with multiple divisions to design original content and revised boilerplate formats to comply with corporate branding and strategy.

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30. Proposal Requirements

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Here's how Proposal Requirements is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Researched and informed teams of proposal requirements found in government solicitations and requests for proposal.
  • Performed solicitation compliance check against federal proposal requirements.
  • Collaborated with managers to define proposal requirements.
  • Created and maintained various compliance documentation for the US Army's SOW and proposal requirements.
  • Outlined proposal requirements and checks compliance as part of full QC at reviews.
  • Created templates, standards, and checklists relevant to the proposal requirements.
  • Analyzed Government request for proposal requirements and wrote compliant proposal section responses.

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31. Final Proposal

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Here's how Final Proposal is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Managed and monitored gathering of proposal sections and compilation of sections into final proposal for final review.
  • Assisted with production and delivery of final proposals
  • Developed various sections, including management, past performance, template development, and draft and final proposal reviews.
  • Participated in the printing, collating, binding and QC of the final proposal before delivery.
  • Led community coalition in project design, agency outreach and engagement and final proposal writing.
  • Write, edit, and manage proposals from draft to final proposal.
  • Designed, printed, bound and delivered final proposal package.
  • Reviewed, edited, consolidated, and submitted final proposals.
  • Edit and review final proposal draft.

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32. Key Personnel

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Here's how Key Personnel is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Interviewed key personnel candidates for pertinent information, relative to labor category/job description.
  • Serve as Volume Lead for Key Personnel, Past Performance, Innovative Solutions, Sources Sought documents.
  • Edited resumes to highlight key personnel skills and experience.
  • Hosted kick- off, budget and strategy meetings and coordinated the participation of key personnel in the proposal development process.

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33. Internet

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Here's how Internet is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Researched and wrote white papers, developed business papers, and Web copy for the company's intranet and internet site.
  • Conceived and created corporate advertising campaigns (Internet: 1Hop; Corporate Pieces; Partners: Cisco; Corning).
  • Research new business opportunities via internet, conferences, and meeting.
  • Prepare selected vehicles for Internet viewing by taking high-quality digital pictures during the inspection process and writing internet condition reports.
  • Specified desktop publishing software and set publication development guidelines that defined corporate documentation without regard to media (internet/online/print).
  • Prepared all user/operator, training, development, and project history documentation for an integrated wireless Internet communications system.

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34. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Provided proposal production & support for the cycle of proposals submitted in response to NASA's Mars Scout Announcement of Opportunity.
  • Assisted in estimation of and managed environmental projects throughout the southeast, including the NASA-Huntsville hazardous waste contracts.
  • Lead editor and supporting coordinator for proposal to launch NASA Launch Services Program's Jason-3 science satellite.
  • Created winning SBIR proposal to NASA/JPL
  • Supported successful recompete proposal development effort with teaming partners for $135 million NASA Peer Review Services proposal.
  • composed and revised sections of the NASA Scientific & Engineering Workstation Procurement (SEWP) IV proposal.

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35. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Mapped candidate resumes to required and desired qualifications to ensure compliance and facilitate ease of review.
  • Edit, write, coordinate, and ensure compliance, responsiveness, and conforms to company style, format and messaging.
  • Collaborated with Proposal Manager, Capture Manager and other team members to perfect technical proposal and ensure compliance.
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews and will edit all proposals to ensure compliance, proper grammar and spelling.
  • Write Proposals and ensure compliance with all RFP (Request For Proposal) requirements.
  • Managed proposal schedules to ensure compliance with writing milestones.

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36. Web Content

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Here's how Web Content is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Created web content and comprehensive communications plans that integrated military health care benefit plans and TRICARE program information.
  • Completed client division website reorganization and websites for project status updates and technical issue communication using the Web Content Management system.
  • Edit and write corporate communications, marketing materials and Web content for concert promotions/band management company.
  • Posted and updated web content for expanding entertainment promotions company under Art Director.
  • Interviewed investment professionals to produce timely newsletter articles and web content.
  • Developed sector-specific marketing materials for renewable energy systems, including web content and case studies.

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37. New Clients

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Here's how New Clients is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Analyzed and evaluated all marketing proposals for potential new clients.
  • Investigate and compile market intelligence on possible new clients.
  • Entered and maintained new clients in the PeopleSoft system.

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38. Target Dates

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Here's how Target Dates is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Established proposal target dates, made assignments to technical contributors, and coordinated submissions.

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39. Business Requirements

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Here's how Business Requirements is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Analyzed complex client business requirements and wrote customized proposals based on needs.
  • Translate functional and business requirements into use cases and client-specific product analyses.
  • Deciphered many different types of information and arranged in the form that clearly explains the objective of the business requirements.
  • Coordinate with the Bluware team (USA) to discuss the scope of service and other business requirements.
  • Served as Team Lead for Software Requirement Specifications, Business Requirements and Functional Specifications document creation for SaaS project.
  • Develop and execute scenarios based on the client's business requirements to ensure functional/non-functional integrity and define feature boundaries.

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40. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Interpreted and applied laws and regulations regarding Medicaid transportation.
  • Applied my knowledge of excellent written communication as the single dedicated writer for the company s Medicaid transportation line of business.
  • Participated in winning State bids to manage Medicaid benefits for start-up company.

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41. State Government

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Here's how State Government is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Created a contract responsibility legal review matrix for a large state government proposal with complex subcontractor responsibilities.
  • Worked as a team writer on major proposals for state government programs.
  • Reviewed RFPs and prepared proposal responses for internet solutions in state government and municipal government segments.

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42. Ensure Accuracy

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Here's how Ensure Accuracy is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Worked closely with graphic designers to ensure accuracy of illustrations and proposal covers.
  • Worked with sales, proposal and program managers, system engineers, hardware engineers and vendors to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Coordinate with sales, finance, operations and marketing teams to ensure accuracy of information being presented.
  • Conduct final peer review of external contractual deliverables to ensure accuracy.
  • Work directly with Sales Officers and Sales Supports to ensure accuracy and a WOW!

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43. Idiq

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Here's how Idiq is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Researched IDIQ government request for proposals on construction projects set aside for small businesses & minority-owned businesses.
  • Read and interpreted Federal RFP's, RFI's, BPA's, RFQ's, IDIQ's, etc.
  • Produced management volume and wrote management expertise section for winning multiple-award IDIQ proposal to USACE.
  • Developed tools and processes to support IDIQ proposal development and communications.
  • Managed major proposal effort for Intelligence Community IDIQ.
  • Involved in creating competitive pricing for IDIQ contracts as either prime of subcontractor.

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44. Content Development

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Here's how Content Development is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Coordinate content development through a questionnaire database and identifying key messages.
  • Provide editorial oversight and direct input of content development.
  • Manage content development processes, including design and maintenance of systems and processes that organize, archive, and update text.
  • Remain informed of industry news, market trends, and organizational advancements to form context for content development.
  • Research and implement best practices for content development and management.
  • Content development and coordination Corporate input and communications All documents included glossaries, functional tables of contents assigned by styles.

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45. Technical Staff

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Here's how Technical Staff is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Interview project managers, engineers and other technical staff to collect technical information to incorporate into proposals.
  • Communicated well with Technical Staff in a team environment supporting classified/unclassified projects.
  • Collaborate with senior and technical staff from a variety of departments to determine effective strategic marketing approaches for various client documents.
  • Performed quality oversight of proposals and other written materials generated by technical staff to maintain a high quality appearance.
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations with input from technical staff.
  • Trained technical staff in proposal writing methodology.

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46. Adobe Photoshop

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Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop to perform minor edits on engineering drawing/diagrams as needed.
  • Learned basics of Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator to keep ALATEC from relying on an outside graphic designer.
  • Designed visual media for web-based instructional materials using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Developed digital photographs and edits using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Use advanced level knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create effective and original advertising and publicity for social media outreach.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, as well as creative input and final authority on my book covers.

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47. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Designed, developed and prepared marketing collateral and special projects, including intensive sales training for all staff.
  • Lead Writer for numerous proposals and special projects.
  • Supported Sales department with special projects as needed.
  • Scan images and special projects as assigned.
  • Work directly with company executives on special projects and requests including the research and recommendation for corporate intelligence tools (i.e.
  • Work special projects as assigned.

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48. DHS

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Here's how DHS is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Managed, wrote, and reviewed winning DHS proposal.
  • Research special FAR requirements, special instructions, standards, and referenced documents - and some unique to DHS, ICE.
  • Provided capture support for DHS and filled in for the capture manager on the Army SAN DCIN proposal as needed.
  • Recruited as the Proposal Manager for the DHS EAGLE II proposal.
  • End clients include the DoJ, FBI, DHS, USAF and USA.

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49. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Conducted market research for Vice President of Market Development via Fed Biz Ops, GovWin, and other resources.
  • Conducted market research, research analysis, compilation of results, and ensure next step decisions.
  • Established customer needs through market research and analysis.
  • Experience Interviewed STAs and performed market research to develop proposals.
  • Participated in market research/analysis and information development/management.
  • Performed market research and analysis to assist in qualifying leads and evaluating potential contract opportunities.

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50. Information Gathering

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Here's how Information Gathering is used in Proposal Writer jobs:
  • Coordinate information gathering, review and/or completion of proposal forms.
  • Meet proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval.
  • Establish tasks and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Proposal Writer

RFP Machine24.1%
Business Development19.8%
Subject Matter9.2%
RFP6.2%
RFI6.2%
SME5.3%
Past Performance4.4%
RFQ3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Proposal Writer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
RFP Machine
RFP Machine
19.7%
19.7%
2
2
Business Development
Business Development
16.2%
16.2%
3
3
Subject Matter
Subject Matter
7.5%
7.5%
4
4
RFP
RFP
5.1%
5.1%
5
5
RFI
RFI
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
SME
SME
4.4%
4.4%
7
7
Past Performance
Past Performance
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
RFQ
RFQ
2.6%
2.6%
9
9
Project Management
Project Management
2.2%
2.2%
10
10
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
Sharepoint
Sharepoint
1.8%
1.8%
12
12
Compliance Matrices
Compliance Matrices
1.5%
1.5%
13
13
Federal Government
Federal Government
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
Company Website
Company Website
1.4%
1.4%
15
15
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Business Proposals
Business Proposals
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Technical Proposals
Technical Proposals
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Sales Proposals
Sales Proposals
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
Proposal Documents
Proposal Documents
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Technical Documentation
Technical Documentation
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Technical Information
Technical Information
1%
1%
22
22
Executive Summaries
Executive Summaries
1%
1%
23
23
DOD
DOD
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Press Releases
Press Releases
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Shipley
Shipley
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Government Contracts
Government Contracts
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
GSA
GSA
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Strategy Meetings
Strategy Meetings
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Visio
Visio
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Proposal Requirements
Proposal Requirements
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Final Proposal
Final Proposal
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Key Personnel
Key Personnel
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Internet
Internet
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Nasa
Nasa
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Web Content
Web Content
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
New Clients
New Clients
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Target Dates
Target Dates
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Business Requirements
Business Requirements
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Medicaid
Medicaid
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
State Government
State Government
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Ensure Accuracy
Ensure Accuracy
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Idiq
Idiq
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Content Development
Content Development
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Technical Staff
Technical Staff
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
DHS
DHS
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Market Research
Market Research
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Information Gathering
Information Gathering
0.4%
0.4%

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