A cover page also referred to as the title page, is the first page of a document that introduces the document to the reader. It has the basic information regarding the content of the document and may become a source of interest created for the reader.
A proposal is a document that is prepared to be presented to a client in order to convince the client about signing the deal. The cover page of a proposal holds great significance; where the proposal serves as a marketing tool for the company, the cover page, if attractive enough, can make a client interested in knowing about the proposal details and the information contained in the proposal report.
When the proposal is being prepared, enough attention should be given to its cover page as well as it is, usually, the first thing that is glanced at by the client and may or may not convince the client about the worth of the proposal. Some of the considerations are:
- The proposal cover page should be formal, professional and should match the image of the company.
- If any colors, pictures or different fonts are being used, they should be attractive and catchy but should not be a mismatch to the company’s image and the proposal’s purpose.
- The proposal cover page should have the required information while avoiding information overload.
- A proposal cover page needs to include the information that is required by the company as well as the client.
- The added information on the cover page needs to be synchronized with the type, purpose, and scope of the proposal.
Although the information that is included on a proposal cover page is dependent on many factors, such as company requirements, client needs, purpose and type of the proposal, etc., the information that is generally included on all the proposal cover pages are:
- Company name
- Company logo and slogan/tag line
- Any other picture, if wanted
- Company address
- Company’s contact details and/or website
- Proposal title
- Few points about experience, skills or competitive edge of the company
- Client name and details
- Submission date
- A concise summary of the report
There are many templates available on this website as well as in the programs, such as Microsoft Word, for designing the proposal cover pages. These templates can easily be customized and modified as per the requirements. At the same time, some companies prefer designing their own proposal cover pages, rather than opting for a template design. Where using the templates can save time and effort, designing from scratch may create a cover page that is distinct and one of its sort.
Irrespective of the option opted for by the company preparing the proposal, the template or design from scratch, if the proposal cover page serves its purpose which is about generating the interest of the client toward the proposal details and the complete report, it means that the cover page has been designed appropriately.
See the list below of many proposal templates designed by our team.