A bid proposal an offer to sell a certain amount of goods or services to a buyer at a stated price. Vendors may submit solicited or unsolicited proposals. A bid proposal for product solutions typically focuses on an agreeable price for a volume of units.
Bid proposals in contracting, such as a proposal for a construction project, are a bit more complex. They typically include more details about the nature of the services and the length of time for project completion. The vendor normally includes an amount for equipment used, labor and materials. Breaking down elements of the bid makes it easier for a buyer to determine the fair value of the proposal.