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 in Nelson\Nygaard’s San Francisco office, has 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 policy (transit oriented development, parking management, and transportation demand management), implementation of multiple modes (heavy rail, light rail, and on-street bus services), parking and park-and-ride facilities, and public outreach for public and private projects.
, Capital Area MPO
Confirmed SpeakerShelby Powell, AICP, is Deputy Director of the NC Capital Area MPO in Raleigh, NC. She coordinates the development of the MPO's Unified Planning Work Program, administers many of the MPO's special corridor and sub-area studies, and serves on various planning committees around the five-county region. Previously, she served as Planning Director for the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments in Henderson, NC, where she administered a Rural Planning Organization. She has served on the Board of APA-NC and is currently the Secretary for the APA Transportation Planning Division. Shelby has been working in regional environmental and transportation planning for 16 years. She earned her MBA and a BS in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University.