When you have completed your proposal outline, you can use the following checklist to validate it:
❏ Does the outline comply with the RFP instructions for the outline?
❏ Does the outline provide one place where the customer will expect to find the response to each and every requirement?
❏ Will it be easy for the customer to evaluate?
❏ Will it be easy to navigate?
❏ Are there any topics missing that should be added to the outline?
❏ Is there any redundancy or ambiguity regarding the topics?
❏ Does the terminology in the outline match the terminology of the RFP?
❏ When you scan the outline, does it tell your story?