I am ticked off....just heard from a contract today.... The organiztion i was bidding to had never had a professional proposal before and had wrritten their own contracts. They loved everything I recommended and my wording and format and yes even my price. BUT because John Doe had beeen their they are going to offer the job as I specified to him at my price. This is wrong I even have that the contract is specialized to my company and is not to be duplicated or reproduced for others without my consent. I dont see how they can take my proposal which states cubic yards...seed types application rates and all and tell joe blow here is what we want you to do..... I event went to my attorney and he told me they can take my proposal and use my specs as long as the actual document is not used...I am so ticked off..... I spent 7 hours on the property and meeting with them just to have them turn around and give it to joe blow..... He isnt licensed...insured...or even use commercial equip........What is the world coming to?? Lesson learned...dont try to educate customers as to what you are doing better than the average joe...just tell them "i am a professional and my work wwill reflect that"