RFP Resources

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others succeed.”
Napoleon Hill

From the Once Upon an RFP Team

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50 States of Opportunity

The purchasing website for each US State and DC, all in one place! Just click where you want to work and go!


Proposal management and writing rely heavily on technology. Following are the resources we leverage as a consultancy.

Adobe Acrobat DC

Allows you to merge multiple files into a single deliverable. Also allows you to manipulate .pdf files so that you can efficiently create proposal templates from RFPs.


MS Office

Word, PowerPoint and Excel are most critical for proposal work.


Document Collaboration

  • MS Teams
  • MS SharePoint
  • OneDrive
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • Box

Professional Resources

The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) is the worldwide organization that brings together “…professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, tenders, and presentations.”

APMP provides professional certification, continuing education, and advocacy for the industry. Attending webinars, the APMP-Greater Midwest Chapter Symposium, APMP Bid & Proposal Con and certification workshops helped hone my experience into a craft.

I joined ACES years ago because I was looking for something to support my passion for effective communication. In addition to the annual conference, their continuing education offerings include webinars, certification, and boot camps.

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