Should the proposal for a project be separate from the contract?
I’ve seen samples of proposals that are 5 pages long. The first pages deal with the proposal and the last 3 pages consist of terms and conditions and a place to sign and date which would be the exact same language in the actual contract.
It seems to me that a lot of the language in both the contract and proposal is redundant. Is it necessary to keep them separate or will a combined 5-page proposal/contract be the more efficient route?
Are the terms contract and proposal interchangeable?