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The mind-boggling pace of development around the world is something that is not hidden from anyone. Everywhere you see, megaprojects are being announced. Factories are springing up in almost every nook and corner of the world. Infrastructure projects at an astonishing scale are being announced almost every passing day. This has been the trend over the past few decades. However, all this development has not come without its downside. There has been a lot of damage inflicted on the ecology. Similarly, it has also led to a depletion of precious natural resources. Fortunately, authorities around the world are waking up to the need for protecting our environment. The Canadian authorities are among the forefront of such efforts. The country has got its set of rules that need to be followed by project developers. They need to get different types of studies done such as Phase 1 Environmental Assessment, Phase 2 ESA, contamination studies, etc. These days many good environmental consultancies can help the project developers in conducting these studies. Here are a few tips that will help you choose the right consultancy.

List down your needs

The interview process for selecting the environmental consultancy can wait for a while now. The first thing that you need to do is to do a bit of study on your project. First of all, make a list of all the studies or reports that you want. Do you want Record of Site Condition report to be submitted? What about ESA studies? You will need to, first of all, make sure that you have all such details ready with you. It will help you whenever you are discussing with environmental consultancies.


Be ready with the budget

One mistake that a lot of project developers do is to go about their search for an environmental consultancy, without deciding on their budget beforehand. This is something that needs to be avoided because this way you will be wasting a lot of time. You will be forever running behind different consultancies and not make the right decision. You, therefore, need to ensure that you fix a budget which will save you a lot of time and energy.

Even during your discussion with an environmental consultancy make sure that you discuss the payment terms. They are usually known to charge during different stages of the assessment studies. You can find out from them about the part payments that you need to make. Even if you are making a comparative analysis between different consultancies based on their quotes, this is a point that you need to go through carefully. Find out about the payment terms of each of them. Go through the fine print to ensure that there are no hidden charges.

Check out the team

 This is another important thing that you need to do. Find out about the team that will be entrusted with your project from the environmental consultancy. Do they have the experts for the particular study report that you need? These things need to be thrashed outright in the first discussion so that there is no confusion subsequently.


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