RFP and RFT documents are often very prescriptive in terms of how submissions are to be presented. Page limits, font type, font size, line spacing and various other requirements are often clearly set out for non-price attribute sections. Pricing information, commonly contained in a second envelope, will also require you to follow certain guidelines. Not following any price or non-price instructions can be disastrous, especially if a tender is deemed to be non-complying.
Creating a submission which meets client requirements, while allowing you to put across your message in a compelling and succinct style, requires creative attention to design layouts. Below are a few simple ways you can create an easy to read, memorable and simple to evaluate tender.
Five ways to use proposal design layouts to increase tender scores: