Unsolicited Proposals

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.

Before submitting an unsolicited proposal, please review FAR part 15.6 and GSAM part 515.6.

Once you have reviewed the requirements in the FAR and GSAM, and made the determination you have a valid unsolicited proposal, you may submit your proposal to spe.request@gsa.gov.

Please Note: Due to the significant amount of advertising material submitted to agency inboxes, GSA does not intend to respond to a proposal that 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

  1. Offeror’s Name and Address
  2. Type of Organization (e.g., profit, nonprofit, educational, small business)
  3. Contact Name, Phone Number, and Email Address (i.e., person that can negotiate)
  4. GSA Organization Relevant for the Proposal (e.g., FAS PSHC, PBS Region 3, PBS Leasing, Office of GSA IT, etc.)
  5. Names of Other Federal, State or Local Government Entities Receiving the Proposal
  6. Unsolicited Proposal Information:
    1. Title
    2. Description of Product(s) or Services(s)
    3. Period of Performance (Including Base Period and Options)
    4. Place of Performance
    5. Proposed Price or Total Estimated Cost for the Effort
    6. Proposal Validity Period (6-month minimum suggested)
  7. Proposal Includes the Following:
    1. Identification of any proprietary data, organizational conflicts of interest, security clearances, or environmental impacts (if applicable)
    2. Reasonably complete discussion stating objectives of the effort
    3. Method of approach and extent of effort to be employed
    4. Nature and extent of the anticipated results
    5. Manner in which the work will help to support accomplishment of the agency’s mission
    6. Key personnel information who would be involved, including alternates
    7. Brief description of facilities to be used
    8. Type of support needed from the agency (e.g., Government property or personnel resources)
    9. Type of contract preferred (e.g., fixed price, cost plus)
    10. Brief description of the organization, previous experience, relevant past performance
    11. Sufficient detail for proposed price or total estimated cost to allow meaningful evaluation
  8. Name/Signature and Date of Authorized Offeror Representative
Last Reviewed: 2021-04-20