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.
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APA's listing of consulting firms that provide planning expertise in general planning as well as specialty areas.
Choosing a Consultant
Selecting and Retaining a Planning Consultant
This resource is a revised and edited excerpt from Selecting and Retaining a Planning Consultant: RFPs, RFQs, Contracts, and Project Management by Eric Damian Kelly, FAICP. It is Planning Advisory Service Report No. 443, published by the American Planning Association in February 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.
Resources for Consultants
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