Federal Contracting: Proposal Writing Tips & Tricks

May 7, 2024 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
(703) 277-7750

This session will present some common sense tips on how to write an effective state or federal contract proposal.

Topics covered include:

  • Understand Uniform Contract Format – RFP
  • Things to consider before writing
  • Proposal writing tips
  • Typical evaluation criteria
  • Win Theme development
  • Keys to proposal success
  • Typical elements of successful proposals
  • Why proposals lose points

Instructor Lisa Wood is the current statewide director of Virginia APEX Accelerator. She previously was the Statewide Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) for the Connecticut PTAC and prior to that was Statewide Director with the Ohio Department of Development after serving as PTAC Director for the Northwest Commission of Pennsylvania. Before joining the PTAC (now APEX Accelerator) community, Lisa was a Contracting Officer for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.


Webinar information will be sent to registrants prior to the class and will be conducted via GoToWebinar. After registration is complete, your email confirmation will contain the link. You MUST register your name and email and receive the login information and calendar invite before you can join the webinar. You may attend without downloading the software, but please understand your webinar functions may be limited.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that this GoToWebinar event will be recorded for future publication/distribution by the Virginia APEX Accelerator. By joining this session, you automatically consent to be recorded during the Q&A period if you choose to speak. If you do not consent to being recorded, you may constrain your questions to written submissions. If you have questions or concerns, please email apex@gmu.edu to discuss with the host organization or do not join the session.