An Unsolicited Proposal is a written application for a new or innovative idea submitted to a Federal agency on the initiative of the offeror for the purpose of obtaining a contract with the government, and that is not in response to a Request for Proposals, Broad Agency Announcement, Program Research and Development Announcement, or any other Government-initiated solicitation or program.
Each agency is responsible for reviewing unsolicited proposals that are relevant to their mission areas.
Once you have:
- Reviewed the requirements in the FAR and GSAM
- Made the determination you have a valid unsolicited proposal for GSA
- Determined the proposal is related to GSA's mission
You may submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GSA is unable to review or comment on unsolicited proposals that are for other agencies, or that are not directly related to GSA's mission.
- Due to the significant amount of advertising material submitted to agency inboxes, GSA does not intend to respond to a proposal that is unrelated to GSA's mission, directed to another agency, and/or one which does not include all the required content per FAR 15.605 or meet FAR 15.606-1. To assist you in ensuring you have provided the required details, GSA is providing the below checklist you may use when submitting an unsolicited proposal.
Unsolicited Proposal Checklist
- Offeror’s Name and Address
- Type of Organization (e.g., profit, nonprofit, educational, small business)
- Contact Name, Phone Number, and Email Address (i.e., person that can negotiate)
- GSA Organization Relevant for the Proposal (e.g., FAS PSHC, PBS Region 3, PBS Leasing, Office of GSA IT, etc.)
- Names of Other Federal, State or Local Government Entities Receiving the Proposal
- Unsolicited Proposal Information:
- Description of Product(s) or Services(s)
- Period of Performance (Including Base Period and Options)
- Place of Performance
- Proposed Price or Total Estimated Cost for the Effort
- Proposal Validity Period (6-month minimum suggested)
- Proposal Includes the Following:
- Identification of any proprietary data, organizational conflicts of interest, security clearances, or environmental impacts (if applicable)
- Reasonably complete discussion stating objectives of the effort
- Method of approach and extent of effort to be employed
- Nature and extent of the anticipated results
- Manner in which the work will help to support accomplishment of the agency’s mission
- Key personnel information who would be involved, including alternates
- Brief description of facilities to be used
- Type of support needed from the agency (e.g., Government property or personnel resources)
- Type of contract preferred (e.g., fixed price, cost plus)
- Brief description of the organization, previous experience, relevant past performance
- Sufficient detail for proposed price or total estimated cost to allow meaningful evaluation
- Name/Signature and Date of Authorized Offeror Representative