Congratulate Someone on Winning a Contract — Letter-Writing Tutorial


Persons who do the work of preparing proposals and bid packages are essential to the success of many businesses. Recognizing them for their efforts and successes goes a long way toward helping them maintain high morale and enthusiasm. It helps anyone who succeeds in this endeavor.


1. Start with a direct statement of congratulations, identifying the success achieved.


  • Congratulations on winning the Doe contract.
  • Congratulations are certainly in order for your outstanding work on the Doe contract. Good job!
  • You did it! Your perseverance paid off. Congratulations on getting the Doe job.
  • Your presentation yesterday was just right! Doe has given us a letter of intent, and he will be signing a contract as soon as we have it ready. I think congratulations are in order.
  • Way to go!
  • Good job on the Doe contract!


  • a hearty pat on the back
  • a commendable job
  • congratulations on
  • congratulations are in order
  • congratulations are certainly in order for
  • deserve the credit for
  • did a great job
  • for your outstanding work on
  • for securing the contract
  • have done it again
  • on winning the Doe contract
  • on your excellent work
  • presentation was just right
  • salute you for
  • thank you for
  • want you to know
  • was delighted to hear
  • was most impressive
  • was very impressed with
  • your outstandingly successful

2. Acknowledge the effort, dedication, energy, sacrifice, or skill necessary for the achievement and express appreciation.


  • I know how difficult these negotiations can be, and I appreciate your patience and skill.
  • These contracts are essential to our survival as a company, and you have the thanks and appreciation of everyone who works at Doe Corporation.
  • I think your relentless attention to detail produced such a thorough proposal that the evaluators just couldn't say no.
  • I was impressed with the quality of your work and with your energy and dedication in pursuing the contract--even when it looked hopeless.
  • We appreciate your dedicated service with the company, and we recognize your outstanding contribution.
  • I hope you know how much we appreciate your good work. Your co-workers frequently mention your wisdom and sound judgment.
  • I think the company has been successful largely because we have people like you on the team.
  • Your quick and decisive action will clearly produce many long-term benefits for the company.
  • We value your contributions to the company.


  • am particularly impressed with
  • are being recognized for
  • competition was tough
  • essential to our survival
  • even when it looked hopeless
  • excellent track record
  • have significantly contributed to
  • have our thanks and appreciation
  • hope you know
  • how much we appreciate
  • how much we value
  • in pursuing the contract
  • know how difficult it is
  • launch the project
  • many long-term benefits for
  • people like you on the team
  • success of the company depends on
  • the part you played in
  • value your contributions
  • with the quality of your work
  • your quick and decisive action
  • your patience and skill
  • your skill and workmanship
  • your dedicated service
  • your energy and dedication
  • your outstanding contribution to

3. Express your wishes for future successes.


  • Please know that my door is always open to you. You have a bright future with Doe Corporation.
  • Best wishes in your future endeavors in the company. We are confident that you will continue to do well.
  • We look forward to many more successful ventures with your help.
  • Keep up the good work!
  • Best of luck in your future contract negotiations.


  • a very auspicious beginning
  • a preview of things to come
  • are a great asset to
  • are confident that
  • best of luck with your
  • best wishes for your
  • door is always open to
  • even more positive things to follow
  • have a bright future at
  • how highly valued you are
  • keep up the good work
  • many similar successes will
  • onward and upward
  • to help you continue to
  • want you to know that
  • will continue to
  • will do whatever I can to
  • your many contributions to
  • your future contract negotiations
  • your future endeavors in the company

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