I'm finalizing a proposal for a 2-year U.S. SBIR federal grant. The RFP asks that we provide names and resumes for the entire project team. I have 4 of 5 roles filled, with one TBD. Admittedly, it's hard to get a firm yes for full time W2 hires with an uncertain funding status.
How is this typically handled in the RFP proposal, specifically in sections where they ask for names, contact, and resumes of project personnel? Is it okay to list the name as TBD, or "To be filled", with a description of the role we're looking to fill? Moreover, this role's work really begins in year 2 of the grant, so we'd have an entire year to fill it.
Or, should we list a person we know is a firm "maybe"/"most-likely not" (along with their resume) who is a great fit for the role, and change it later if this person backs out.