ACEC/MA is seeking Nominations for the 2019 QBS Award.
If ACEC/MA selects nominees for this national competition, the clients will be recognized at the spring 2020 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala.
Nationally, ACEC and NSPE partner to administer the QBS Awards, recognizing public and private entities that make exemplary use of the Qualifications-Based Selection process at the federal, state and local levels. QBS Award winners serve as examples of how well the QBS process works, and they help ACEC and NSPE promote the practice of QBS in jurisdictions that do not use, or underuse, QBS to procure engineering services.
The winners of the ACEC/Massachusetts Awards will be entered into the national ACEC/NSPE QBS Awards Program this year.
Winning is Just Part of the Competition
We all want to win when we enter a competition. In the ACEC/MA Qualification Based Selection Awards, everyone is a winner. By entering the competition, your participation will help share best practices in QBS. You will be contributing to the engineering profession and built environment as a whole. Studies have determined that QBS offers better cost and higher-quality construction than ‘lowest bid.” Help us educate others on the importance of QBS.
Award Nominations are requested in these 3 Categories:
Government Sector entities include agencies in Massachusetts: states, municipalities, local governments, departments or agencies of government, school districts, university systems, public utility systems, research laboratories (if publicly funded), special purpose districts, and the like.
Non-Government Sector entities include private corporations, privately-funded research labs, private utility companies, design professionals, construction contractors, developers and any non-government entity that uses professional services on a regular basis.
These lists are indicative, but are not meant to be considered all-inclusive.
Mandated and Non-Mandated QBS
Public entities operating under mandated QBS (Mini-Brooks Law) procedures are also eligible if they have demonstrated exceptional leadership in qualifications based selection.
Nominations from non-mandated public entities will receive priority consideration, if all other criteria are rated equally.
How to Submit an Entry
The deadline for nominations for the ACEC/MA QBS Award is 11 AM at The Engineering Center on August 22, 2019 via email to ACEC/MA
Judging for the ACEC/MA QBS Award will be carried out jointly by the ACEC/MA ExCom and ACEC/MA Awards Committee. It is important that the entry forms are legible and fully answer the questions within the prescribed guidelines.
The winners of the 2019 Massachusetts QBS Awards will be recognized with plaques during the ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala in March 2020.
This is a local award. The ACEC/MA winners will be eligible for the national award in 2019.
ACEC/MA members only pay the ACEC/MA member rate for registration. Check the ACEC/MA Member Directory to see if your firm is an ACEC/MA member. If your firm is an ACEC/MA member, you are a member.
Important: You must use the account, including the username and password, of the individual you wish to register.
IMPORTANT: Altering your name or contact information during registration will overwrite your record in our membership database. Please do not share your login information with anyone else.
If you have additional questions regarding registration, contact us at 617/227-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is processed through the ACEC/MA associated website, www.engineers.org. ACEC/MA is supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust.