In the business world many companies ask more than one supplier to submit a proposal showing what they might charge for a particular product or service. If you are new to the supply side of this situation you may need to refer to a sample proposal template to make sure that the bid you plan to submit is in the correct format. In many cases if a proposal is not formatted properly the company who has requested the bid will not even bother to look at it.
The introduction section is the shortest. Start out with a Cover Letter and a Title Page. Keep the Cover Letter brief: simply write a personal introduction to explain who you are and provide your contact information. The Title Page should be exactly what it sounds like: a title that introduces your proposal and provides a clear message about the ideas and/or services you are pitching. Some examples might be "Proposal to Create a New Executive Assistant Position", "Proposed Temporary Services to Benefit the Stuart Corporation", "Executive Search Services Proposed for Jameson Company", or "Suggested Candidates for the Vice President Position".