Model Request For Proposals Available For Download From The National Charrette Institute

Model Request For Proposals Available For Download From The National Charrette Institute

National Charrette Institute

The National Charrette Institute has developed the first model Request for Proposals (RFP), a general guide for the procurement of services relating to a community planning project that includes a NCI charrette. The NCI charrette is an accelerated, collaborative planning process. Lacking a charrette specification, sponsoring agencies have been left to simply call for a charrette and hope for the best. Such a lack of specificity in the RFP typically results in a confusing set of proposals representing a wide range of processes. This makes it very difficult to judge the proposals and often leads to a less than satisfactory public involvement process.

The purpose of this RFP template is to:
• provide language to encourage consistency of resulting proposals,
• ease the rating and comparison of proposals,
• assist in the successful implementation of a superior community development process and product.

The template is available free for download on the NCI website at This project was made possible through the support of InterCap Holdings.

"One of the most difficult tasks in obtaining a consultant is developing the right RFP. Once again, The National Charrette Institute has done the heavy lifting by providing us an outstanding and workable model RFP template that ensures a successful charrette if followed."

- Rick Bernhardt, FAICP, CNU
Executive Director
Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department

The National Charrette Institute is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational institution based in Portland, Oregon. We teach the transformative process of Dynamic Planning to create healthy community plans. Our actions include:

• Teaching professionals and community leaders Dynamic Planning, a holistic, collaborative planning process that harnesses the talents and energies of all interested parties to create and support a feasible plan.?
• Advancing the fields of community planning and public involvement through research, publications and facilitation.

Related Link: National Charrette Institute

For more information contact:

Tamara Failor
National Charrette Institute
3439 NE Sandy Blvd, #349
OR 97214

Phone: 503-233-8486, ext. 3#
Email: [email protected]

Posted October 19, 2007

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