ACEC/MA's QBS Committee works to educate owners about the importance of using Qualifications Based Selection for the procurement of engineering, land surveying and related professional services.
The MA legislature passed an FY2010 Supplemental budget, which included our QBS language. Please see sections 4, 6 and 22 in the bill for reference. Other resource materials on QBS are also below:
When procuring design services, government agencies and private companies should award contracts based on the qualifications of the firms. This is known as Qualifications Based Selection. Selection of design professionals using qualifications accomplishes the goals of delivering quality projects at competitive costs while safeguarding the public.
Public agencies that use QBS to procure engineering services can better control construction costs and achieve a consistently high degree of project satisfaction than those using other procurement methods, according to a new two-year study led by Paul S. Chinowsky, PhD, University of Colorado, and Gordon A. Kingsley, PhD, Georgia Tech. QBS should continue to be the procurement method of choice for public contracting officers seeking to acquire A/E services to meet increasingly challenging infrastructure needs.
Link to FY2010 Supplemental Budget with QBS Clarification Language
Link to 2010 PDF of Powerpoint on QBS: Qualifications Based Selection for Acquiring Architectural and Engineering (Professional) Services
ACEC/MA QBS Manual
ACEC/MA 1 Page Chart on the QBS Process
Scott A. Miller, PE, President
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