So you’ve just been awarded a contract by the City. Congratulations! Now the real work begins. Follow these guidelines to make your experience working with the City as easy as possible.

Get Ready to do the Work

Use the waiting period to plan for a successful project. If the contract will require you to hire additional staff, rent equipment or order materials, take this time to plan your strategy for meeting those deadlines.

Plan for your Launch

Once you have received notice of an award, reach out to the bid contact and plan a meeting to address any immediate first steps.

Your bid proposal may have included a project plan that detailed the first steps to follow upon award. If you have committed to preliminary events like a kickoff meeting, make sure your required documents and materials are ready to go.

Stick to your project schedule and utilize a budget tool to help you stay on track.

After the Contract

After completing the project, you can reach out to the City contact to request references. You can also list the contract on your capabilities statement.