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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.

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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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