So, you’ve decided to hire a consultant to help your municipality move forward on its asset management journey. How can you ensure a successful partnership?

Hiring a consultant to support your asset management process can be an important strategic decision and opportunity, but if you’ve never hired a consultant for this type of work it can be difficult to anticipate the possible challenges. One of the most powerful things you can do to ensure success is to be aware of common challenges before you develop your Request for Proposals—and put strategies in place to avoid those challenges.

We’ve identified three common challenges experienced by municipalities in their work with consultants, and some simple actions you can take to steer clear of these issues and enjoy a positive relationship with your consultant and get the outcomes you want.

Explore our tips for working with a consultant
Click on each tip below to learn how to anticipate and avoid common challenges.
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Tips to help you clearly define and communicate your objectives to consultants

Are you thinking of developing a Request for Proposals for an asset management project? Would you like some guidance on defining your scope? Discover key tips to help you meet your objectives.

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Tips to engage your municipal team to ensure post-project momentum

How can you ensure that your municipal employees are engaged with your asset management journey when you are working with a consultant?

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Tips to ensure you can edit, adapt and share the finished work

Are you working with a consultant on an asset management project—and do you want to make sure you can update the deliverables in the future? Read our tips on how to address this concern in your Request for Proposals and contract.

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