AMC Services: Shopping for Shopping's Sake is Not Prudent

AMC Services: Shopping for Shopping's Sake is Not Prudent

By: C. Michael Deese, Esq.

An association operated by an association management company may feel the need to periodically issue a request for proposals for management services to ensure it is receiving quality, cost-effective service. But that process is likely to be counterproductive, and there are better ways to evaluate AMC service that don't involve "shopping around."

Do associations managed by employed staff routinely "shop around" for a new executive director when the current executive is performing well? Is it common for a board of directors to explain to its chief staff executive that, although his or her performance is entirely satisfactory or even exemplary, the board wants to "test the waters" to see if there is someone else out there who is better or less expensive?...