How to Submit a Step-1 Proposal (.PDF)
A Step-1 proposal is required and must be submitted electronically by an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR).
No budget is required.
Only proposers who submit a Step-1 proposal are eligible to submit a Step-2 proposal.
A Step-1 proposal must cover the following topics:
- The goals and/or objectives to be addressed
- The approach and methodology to be used to address the goals and/or objectives
- The reasons why the work proposed is within the scope of the Program Element and why this Program Element is the most appropriate for the work proposed.