Proposal Development

Compete Like You Mean It

  • We save you time

  • Improve your win rate

  • SBIR/STTR, BAA, Other

We have decades of experience in proposal writing. Our proven strategies streamline the proposal development process and minimize the total investment in proposal preparation.

Vet the Topic

The first step to winning a proposal is deciding which topics to pursue. We help identify topics where you have a significant chance of success to avoid wasting time on proposals that will be dead on arrival. We can also help you spot a “wired topic.”

The commercialization section for an SBIR proposal often impacts more than 50% of the review criteria and can be challenging to write credibly. We will take this section off your hands, do the market research, structure a strategy, and prepare a draft for your review.

Write the Commercialization Section

 Develop Project Plan

Your degree and publications show you have technical skills, but how will the Evaluator know you can manage the SBIR Phase I project team? A definitive project plan with a time-phased, resource-loaded Gantt chart will go a long way to convince the Evaluator of your ability to execute the SOW. We can coach your team through this process and create the Project Plan.

Accessing specific markets and applications often requires teaming with established companies and organizations. We create new relationships with key stakeholders and facilitate the recruiting process. We do the leg work to identify principals and secure Letter(s) of Support, freeing you to focus on the technical content.

Recruit Transition Partners

Detailed Technical Strategy

Your proposal needs to tell a compelling and coherent story that highlights the reviewer’s Evaluation Criteria. We get involved early in the process to help create an outline and suggest specific content so the Evaluation Criteria are easily found.

By the end of the proposal development process, the lead writer is often too close to the work to provide a clear-eyed review. We offer an objective Red Team review, emphasizing how the reviewers will score your proposal.

Red Team Review

Leverage the TABA Option to Secure Additional Funding

Many agencies offer additional Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) funding. We provide specific instructions to include TABA in your proposal. As your TABA provider during the project, we focus on moving your technology closer to a product.