2. What is NOT an unsolicited proposal?

Projects involving generation of electric energy or sale, communications services, cable and video services and water reservoir projects.

  • “Advertising material” - Material designed to acquaint the Government with a prospective contractor’s present products, services, or potential capabilities, or designed to stimulate the Government’s interest in buying such products or services.
  • “Commercial item offer” - An offer of a commercial item that the vendor wishes to see introduced in the Government’s supply system as an alternate or a replacement for an existing supply item. This term does not include innovative or unique configurations or uses of commercial items that are being offered for further development and that may be submitted as an unsolicited proposal.
  • “Contribution” - A concept, suggestion, or idea presented to the Government for its use with no indication that the source intends to devote any further effort to it on the Government’s behalf.

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1. 1. What is an unsolicited proposal?
2. 2. What is NOT an unsolicited proposal?
3. 3. What constitutes a valid unsolicited proposal?
4. 4. What information is required on a valid unsolicited proposal?
5. 5. What about identifying and marking proprietary information?
6. 6. Does it cost anything to submit an unsolicited proposal?
7. 7. How do I submit a formal proposal?
8. 8. What format should be used when submitting Unsolicited Proposals?
9. 9. Will proposals that relate to a matter currently the subject of a competitive tender process be considered?
10. 10. Can I submit an unsolicited proposal to another government department/agency other than the Procurement Department?
11. 11. Why submit an unsolicited proposal if it might be subject to a competitive tender process?
12. 12. How long does each stage of the unsolicited proposals process take?
13. 13. How detailed should the initial submission be?
14. 14. Is there a minimum threshold for proposals that can be assessed under the unsolicited proposals guidelines?
15. 15. My proposal contains commercial-in-confidence information. How will this be treated throughout the unsolicited proposals process?
16. 16. My proposal contains details on intellectual property that I hold. How will this be treated throughout the unsolicited proposals process?
17. 17. Can I submit additional documentation (attachments) with my unsolicited proposal?
18. 18. Who can I contact after I have made a submission?
19. 19. My proposal did not proceed to Phase 2. Can I receive feedback on my proposal?
20. 20. I have submitted a proposal. Can I contact other government departments during the assessment of my proposal?