RFPs and Responses for Successful Projects
You'll learn about:
- Ethical responsibilities of public- and private-sector planners when writing RFPs and submitting proposals
- Best practices for communication, bidding, interacting with colleagues and friends, and more
- Real world examples of what to do when faced with difficult circumstances
The facilitated discussion on The Ethics of RFPs at the 2015 NPC was a great success, with a packed house and standing room only. Attendees reported that this was a fascinating topic that they deal with every day, but never realized how it connected to the AICP Code of Ethics.
This session will be a continuation of the previous facilitated discussion, with a focus on the ethical responsibilities of planners in the very real world of bidding for and awarding work. We'll compare the multiple components of the proposal process to the AICP Code of Ethics from the point of view of planners in both the public (those letting planning contracts) and private sectors (those bidding on contracts).
Areas of focus will include communication, bidding, interacting with colleagues and friends, and more. This session will include real world examples for group discussion of both the recommended practice and what to do when faced with difficult circumstances.
, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting
, San Francisco
Invited SpeakerDavid Fields, AICP, Principal with Nelson\Nygaard, believes a great community provides transportation choice. With over 20 years of transportation planning experience as both a consultant and public sector employee, David’s work focuses on transportation planning that supports communities’ long-term goals, including multiple modes (heavy rail, light rail, and on-street bus services); parking and park-and-ride facilities; policy (transit-oriented development, Parking Management, and Transportation Demand Management); and environmental review. David's ultimate goal is to make transportation so easy, people complain about the weather instead.
, Capital Area MPO
Confirmed SpeakerShelby Powell, AICP, is the Deputy Director of the Capital Area MPO in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Powell oversees the development and delivery of the MPO's Unified Planning Work Program, various transportation planning studies, public engagement efforts and transit planning. Ms. Powell directs the RFP or RFQ process for 4 to 7 projects annually. She has been with the Capital Area MPO since 2009. Previously Ms. Powell worked as the Planning Director for the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments in Henderson, NC, where she administered the region's Rural Planning Organization. Ms. Powell earned her MBA with a concentration in Environmental Planning, as well as her Bachelor's of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, from East Carolina University. Ms. Powell resides in Raleigh with her son, a dog, and two hermit crabs.