Before You Start Checklist


Are you ready for your first government proposal?

There are a number of registrations, documents, and research you should complete to be eligible for and prepared to submit a proposal for an agency. Our free checklist below includes links to each listed agency.

While you’re completing these steps, contact Break Trail Solutions to begin to strategize about your best opportunities for a proposal win. We can help you:

  • Conserve resources on proposal preparation

  • Identify the best proposal for you to bid and perform on

  • Prepare a high-scoring proposal to increase your chance of winning a contract

Once you’ve completed the items on this list, let us support you as you tackle the next big phase: where and what kind of opportunities to go after, typically called the “Go / No Go” process.

If you’ve identified an opportunity and are ready to respond to an RFP (Request for Proposals), we can help you Build a Better Proposal.