This guidebook provides key concepts and elements of effective consulting relationships, the mechanics of contracts and requests for proposals (RFPs), and what working with consultants requires of the hiring organization, including:
-- Understanding the differences between a consultant and employee
-- Learning the reasons for and against retaining a consultant
-- Creating and posting a request for proposal
-- Contracting with a consultant
-- Working with the consultant during an engagement
-- Evaluating the project and process and implementing changes after an engagement
Includes a bibliography, additional resources, RFP instructions with sample text, a sample contract, and determining fair market value of consulting services.