I've been invited to put forward a proposal for a potentially large web project following an initial meeting I had with the client this evening.
It will entail a more project management role for myself with some aspects of the design to be outsourced.
Now just to give a little info on my background I've only recently become a full time Flash Designer after a few years working for a city institution in the UK, so as you can see I've taken the plunge and gone for a lifestyle change.
To cut a long story short I've had experience working with business plans/proposals and hopefully I can use some of that knowledge and apply it to writing a site proposal.
Luckily I've managed to source this article: http://www.sitepoint.com/article/pricing-2-quoting-win
Obviously nothing beats hearing from you guys and your experience in writing proposals for a business project and I would welcome your comments and suggestions.
#1 My initial concerns are not so much the structure of the proposal but aspects such as the size of the proposal e.g. how many pages is too much?
#2 Is it common practice to be able to ask for feedback after the decision.
#3 The importance of gauging the client's ability to understand jargon and guiding them through it.
#4 whats the best approach at getting quotes for the outsourced elements of the design.
I'm sure there's loads of aspects to consider and any help would be most appreciated.
All the best