<p>This is a complete guide to finding, negotiating, contracting, and working with consultants and service contractors. It includes essential information on needs analysis and step-by-step instructions for preparing the solicitation package. Drawing on his many years of experience as both consultant and manager, Herman Holtz explores and explains relevant issues and provides practical guidelines applicable to many different situations. He outlines what consultants can offer, both in terms of areas of competence and types of service and provides detailed information on resources, bids, and proposals. Holtz cites numerous examples drawn from actual case histories and provides worksheets for every stage of the process and useful resource lists.