Note: It appears that the proposal document is no longer available on the Texas Facilities Commission website, so the links at the bottom of this post don;t work. Sorry about that. We’ll update those if we can find the documents somewhere else.
This one is a little different from most of the proposals that we share here in that it wasn’t prepared in response to an actual RFP. Instead, this was an unsolicited proposal presented to the State of Texas for the development of a major mixed-use project (including a planetarium) on land that is currently used as a surface parking lot near the State Capitol.
With an estimated cost of $240 million, and uses that include office, retail, residential, and a planetarium, this is a large, complex project, which is clearly reflected in the thoroughness and professionalism of the proposal document.
The document is a great example of how to convey the roles of diverse team members, and how to incorporate large amounts of information related to complex joint ventures, project feasibility, etc. Some of the details in this proposal have been redacted, but you still get a good feel for how the information is organized.
Visually, this proposal features a clean design, with easily identifiable section headings and subheads. It’s also a nice example of how to lay out a proposal or RFP Response for double-sided printing. In addition to being incorporated into the full proposal document, the speculative conceptual designs are also presented in more detail in a separate PDF.
The proposal can currently be downloaded from this page on the Texas Facilities Commission Site, or can be downloaded directly using the following links.