Why hire a consultant? To supplement staff time and expertise, ensure objectivity or credibility, benefit from a variety of skills, and meet deadlines or legal requirements.
Submit an RFP or RFQ
APA posts Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications as a free service to consultants and those seeking their services.
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Consultants, APA posts new RFPs and RFQs every day. View our listings for projects that suit your company’s interests and capabilities to a T.
Find a Consultant
APA's listing of consulting firms that provide planning expertise in general planning as well as specialty areas.
Choosing a Consultant
Working with Planning Consultants
In Working with Planning Consultants, PAS Report 573 from 2013, Eric Damian Kelly, FAICP, shows not only how to hire a good consultant but how to be a good client — one who gets good value from the investment in consulting services. While this report is aimed at planning officials, consultants also will find pointers for navigating the selection process more smoothly.
Selecting and Retaining a Planning Consultant
This excerpt from Selecting and Retaining a Planning Consultant: RFPs, RFQs, Contracts, and Project Management by Eric Damian Kelly, FAICP, comes from PAS Report 443, published by APA in 1993.
Better RFPs, Please
In this article from Planning magazine, one consultant suggests how to bring the request-for-proposals process into the 21st century.
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