Business Solutions



Ascend NBS can research grant and contract funding opportunities and write grant applications and contract proposals for businesses of all sizes that are interested in becoming or continuing their business relationship with the government as a grantee, contractor or private sector opportunities. 



Grant Opportunities – Type of business grant applications we write:

1) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program – The top source of government grant funding in research and development for small business technological innovations is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Eleven federal departments and agencies participate in the program which is coordinated by the Small Business Administration. 

2) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program – Like the SBIR grant program, this program is coordinated by the Small Business Administration. Five federal agencies participate in the STTR Program and it requires businesses to partner with a non-profit research institution. 

3) Business Expansion Grants – Certain states fund expansion of businesses or offer other incentives. 

Federal, State, & Local Government RFP Proposal Writing Services

1) RFP/RFQ/RFI Proposal Writing
While each of these solicitations requires a proposal response, there is a hierarchy of commitment by the government. 

A Request for Information (RFI) is typically released when the government agency wants to get a better handle on the methods and processes for accomplishing the task under consideration, which companies are interested, and details of those companies’ qualifications. 

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is also an effort to make an evaluation of the potential contractors available in the marketplace and determine whether or not their qualifications match contract requirements. Key to this type of proposal is to provide your company’s experience on projects similar in scope and complexity. Moreover, relevant past performance information, when serving as either prime or sub contractor, is also a standard requirement.

Request for Proposals (RFP) are initiated with a definite contract period in mind. The project and funding have been approved and the agency is interested in evaluating competitive bids for the purpose of awarding a contract. The response requirements are more comprehensive and, especially for services, will most often include a Technical Approach, Management Plan, Key Personnel Experience, Quality Control Approach, Past Performance, and a Price Proposal. 

2) Researching and Writing Contract Proposals for private sector contract opportunities  

Areas of focus for Grants and Proposals include:
Biomedical and Biological Research
Animal and Clinical trials
Biomedical Products and Materials