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Consultant and Vendor Guide

The CFB created this guide to demonstrate best practices for the consultants and vendors that regularly work for campaigns. Use the sections below to find details on the types of documentation that campaigns will request, as well as links to template and sample documents.

Introduction 

The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is a nonpartisan city agency that provides oversight of candidates and independent spenders involved in New York City campaigns. Learn more about the CFB and the types of documentation that campaigns request in this section.

Consultants

Consultants provide professional advice to campaigns in fields such as public relations, law, campaign finance, media, petitioning, and get-out-the-vote operations. This section includes details on contracts and invoices, and additional documentation requirements for consultants who provide field workers.

Landlords and Lessors

Landlords and lessors are vendors who provide space for campaign operations. This section includes details on leases and rental agreements, as well as invoices for additional furniture, utilities, services, or equipment provided.

Mail Houses and Printers

Mail houses and printers coordinate the production and mailing of campaign literature. This section includes details on the documentation requirements for these vendors, as well as any other consultants and vendors who provide these goods and services.

Media Buyers and Media Outlets

Media buyers and media outlets work with print media, broadcasting, and internet communications. This section includes details on the documentation requirements for these vendors, as well as any other consultants and vendors who provide these goods and services.

Website Developers

Website developers specialize in creating websites for campaigns. Learn about the details to be included in contracts between campaigns and website developers.

Payroll Processors

Payroll Processors provide payroll services for campaigns. Learn about the details to be included in payroll statements that payroll processors provide to campaigns.

Phonebanks

Vendors who provide phonebanking services to campaigns can find details on the documentation requirements for phonebanks in this section.