Hiring a consultant is particularly appropriate when the project is a nonrecurring one (e.g., a new comp plan or zoning ordinance). If the project will carry over many years or is a continuous one, expanding staff is a better option. Some tasks, because they occur so infrequently, call for special skills that cannot be learned quickly or easily by staff (e.g., rewriting a zoning ordinance, preparing site studies for waste disposal sites).
- By investing more time running a competitive tender process, companies should end up with the consulting services that better reflect their business needs.
- If you are planning to run a competitive tender process, the best place to start is by identifying a universe of known entities, which in Australia includes 10 leading providers.
- Those that don’t are unlikely to be sufficiently equipped to cater for the growing needs of a large business, and certainly not ones with offshore reach.
“By investing more time running a competitive tender process, companies should end up with the consulting services that better reflect their business needs.”