Proposal Development Support

Draft a compelling and compliant proposal that wins

Make proposals painless. Whether you need proposal management or extra support, Little York Consulting leverages its technical understanding and extensive proposal team experience to guide companies through the difficult tasks required in a proposal – freeing you up to focus on what’s critical … the win.

Proposal Management

From the release of the draft RFP through to submission, we’ll guide your team through the proposal submission while adhering to the Shipley Process best practices and providing each member of the team with clear objectives.

  • Lead proposal management process – setting submission schedule and reviews, running daily status calls

  • Prepare compliant outline and perform compliance reviews
  • Coordinate with company representatives of different volume subject matter, i.e. contracts, pricing, editors, graphics, solution architects

  • Prepare volumes for proposal reviews and coordinate recovery post-review
  • Resolve conflicts and roadblocks to enable forward progression and mission success

Proposal Compliance

A missed compliance requirement can get your proposal thrown out of the competition. Avoid mistakes and protect the win by working together with Little York Consulting through our strong framework for compliance success.

  • Develop a compliance matrix

  • Perform a comprehensive, traceable review of all RFP and RFQ materials

  • Provide actionable recommendations for a compliant and compelling proposal

  • Identify any weaknesses early and create a methodical approach to proactively resolving them

Proposal and Document Editing

An impeccable document demonstrates the type of quality the government can expect from your company. Using a customized style guide that provides consistency in document review, Little York Consulting helps clients achieve a professional work product.

  • Review documents for flow, organization and consistency i.e. section headers, numbering, readability, word choice and formatting

  • Review all proposal materials and develop an index of key terms, capitalization, first mention and references throughout
  • Work one-on-one with your writers to develop compliant and compelling text – applying one voice to the document so it feels aligned and organized

Proposal Review Color Team Participation

The Shipley Process includes several review milestones – namely pink team (outline, story boards) and red team (in depth review of the proposal and themes). While definitions of the color reviews -can change company-to-company, color teams can benefit from an outside perspective with fresh eyes, industry knowledge and subject matter expertise of the acquisition process.

Little York Consulting provides actionable, constructive feedback so that every company’s solution clearly represents its capability and communicates the benefits it provides to the client.

  • Provide solution coaching support and feedback early on to save time and avoid heartache of redo after redo

  • Provide actionable comments to bring documents in line with compliance

  • Contribute an outside perspective to battle test the solution and win themes


Integrity. Excellence. Collaboration.


Ingrida is a phenomenal editor with an eye for detail to improve clarity, conciseness, and consistency across all proposal sections. Her proposal writing experience, customer knowledge, and adherence to an established styleguide qualify her to refine and improve sentence structure, action captions, and proof points. She is able to rewrite passive to active voice and breakdown complex sentences to improve readability. Ingrida’s editing skills provide the polished and professional results I expect in a proposal.

Kathleen P Urbanek
Sr Director, Defense & Civilian Proposal Team – SAIC Proposal Development Center

The Full Package

Integrity, excellence, and collaboration. Is it possible for a person to really have all of those qualities, all the time? When it comes to Ingrida Petersons, she has them in spades.

Any organization would be lucky to get Ingrida’s strategy, advice, and innovative ideas to solve their wicked problems.

Jim Soltys, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Noblis


  • Hurley Group Consultant as FEDSIM / Orals Coach
  • ITG Consultant


  • APMP
  • PMI


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute
  • APMP, Foundation Level – Association of Proposal Management Professionals

Stay Proactive and Increase the Chance for Success


Let’s get started early and increase the chances of proposal win prior to the RFP drop.

The best chance of achieving success and winning comes to companies who are proactive in their capture efforts and have either met with the client or are bidding to a client with awareness and knowledge of their service offerings / past performance.

The longer the lead time, the better.