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We include this Candidates chapter template in every Proposal Pack, along with thousands more. You assemble this chapter with others in various combinations to create custom-tailored business proposals, plans, reports, and other documents. Proposal Packs apply custom visual designs to the templates, giving the final documents a consistent professional finish.


Overview of the Candidates Chapter

The Candidates chapter is a part of the Proposal Kit system, designed to assist in organizing and presenting information about potential choices in a clear and structured format. This chapter is particularly useful in contexts where a decision needs to be made from a group of options, be they individuals, items, or concepts. By including this chapter in a proposal, you provide a comprehensive snapshot of each option, aiding the decision-making process of the proposal's recipients.

How is the Candidates Chapter Used?

In business proposals, the Candidates chapter serves multiple purposes depending on the nature of the proposal. It acts as a centralized section where detailed information about each candidate is presented. Whether the proposal is aimed at hiring a new employee, selecting a vendor, choosing a project, or even electing a research subject, this chapter helps outline the strengths and relevant details of each option. The clear format of the Candidates chapter makes it easier for the decision-makers to compare the candidates against each other based on the presented facts.

What is Included in the Candidates Chapter?

Typically, the Candidates chapter includes a list or table where each candidate is mentioned along with key data pertinent to the proposal's goals. This might include background information, relevant qualifications, past experiences, proposed costs, and any other criterian important to making an informed decision. Each candidate is usually given a brief description that highlights their unique attributes and potential contributions to the project or role in question.

Use Case Examples for the Candidates Chapter

  • Employment Proposals: Detailing prospective employees for a new position, outlining their skills, experiences, and potential fit within the company.
  • Human Resources Initiatives: Listing candidates for internal promotions or special project roles, comparing their qualifications and past contributions.
  • Government Elections: Presenting different political candidates, their platforms, and policies to inform voting within a council or public decision.
  • Physical Items: Selecting equipment or suppliers by listing possible products along with their specifications, prices, and supplier information.


Key Takeaways

  • The Candidates chapter is an important part of a proposal when you need to compare and contrast different options in a clear and organized manner.
  • It can be adapted for use in various types of proposals, including employment, purchasing, or even political and research contexts.
  • This chapter typically includes detailed descriptions and relevant data to aid in the evaluation of each candidate.
  • Effective use of the Candidates chapter can significantly streamline the decision-making process by providing all necessary information at a glance.
  • Including this chapter in your proposal ensures a transparent and methodical approach to decision-making, showcasing your commitment to thoroughness and accountability.


The editable Candidates template - complete with the actual formatting, layout and graphics is available in the retail Proposal Packs.
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Related chapters may be used in conjunction with this chapter depending on your situation. Many related chapters are intended to be used together to form a more complex and integrated proposal.

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Document Layouts Using the Candidates Chapter

This template is used in the following template layouts.
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The Candidates chapter and other chapters are integrated into a Word document as illustrated here in the Proposal Pack Multimedia #6 design theme. There are hundreds of design themes available, and every design theme includes the Candidates chapter template.

A proper business proposal will include multiple chapters. This chapter is just one of many you can build into your proposal. We include the complete fill-in-the-blank template in our Proposal Pack template collections. We also include a library of sample proposals illustrating how companies in different industries, both large and small, have written proposals using our Proposal Packs. This template will show you how to write the Candidates.

We include a chapter library for you to build from based on your needs. All proposals are different and have different needs and goals. Pick the chapters from our collection and organize them as needed for your proposal.

Using the Proposal Pack template library, you can create any business proposal, report, study, plan, or document.

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