There has been a concerted effort to place a greater emphasis on price-based bidding of engineering services, in which cost would be a significant factor in determining the firm awarded a given contract. Focusing on short-term cost-savings results in less qualified bidders securing contracts for projects that, if completed without the proper expertise, can cause property damage, bodily harm, and prohibitive long-term costs. NSPE recognizes that Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) ensures that qualified engineering firms are ranked on the basis of their design ability, experience, and judgment, to provide these services.
As more legislators and regulators take action on the procurement of engineering services, NSPE is dedicated to promoting and protecting Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS). To ensure information on the importance of QBS to engineering and the public is widely available, NSPE is hosting a free webinar on the topic.
Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) and its Importance to Engineering and the Public
Wednesday, April 11, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
Register now! (Registration closes April 10)
In this webinar you will learn:
- What QBS is and how the process works;
- The legislative and regulatory requirements associated with QBS;
- The necessity of emphasizing qualifications over price;
- The value of QBS to clients, PEs, and the public; and
- NSPE’s actions to promote and protect QBS.
Register now for this vital and important webinar!