This is a guest post by Jon Earle, PE, ENV SP
Part 2 – Proposal Review and Selection Process
In Part 2 of this 5-part blog series, I will be discussing the proposal review and selection process. In my opinion, the most important aspects in proposal review and selection are having the key stakeholders on the selection team and clear selection criteria for the successful firm or firms to be chosen.
For example, in selecting firms to work under a municipal general services agreement, it is important to include all departments that may have projects or interact with these firms. The key stakeholders may include not only the Town Engineer and Public Works Director, but also staff from parks, recreation, library, economic development, or any other department heads with projects in the capital improvement program. In addition, these varying perspectives will also further identify key strengths and weaknesses of the firms under consideration that might be overlooked by more technical staff.