Procuring and Managing Professional Services for Airports

Most U.S. airport owners engage professional services firms to assist them with the planning, design, and management of capital development projects and other professional services at their facilities. Such firms bring resources, specialized technical capabilities, and subject matter expertise needed that may not be available within the airport owners’ organization. This resource provides well-documented and practical steps that will improve the consultant selection process and engagement of the firm through completion, resulting in successful and high-quality services. This handbook covers (1) the procurement process, including scoping, pre-selection process, selection criteria, evaluation, and contract negotiations; and (2) processes for managing professional services contracts.The handbook considers all sizes and types of airports. To accomplish the research objectives, the research team conducted a literature review and comprehensive interviews at eleven airports and four non-airport agencies to gather more information on best practices and lessons learned regarding procurement and management of professional services.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Glossary;
  • Pagination: 120p
  • Serial:
    • ACRP Report
    • Issue Number: 87
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1935-9802
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01485300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309259156
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 01-20
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2013 1:10PM