The QBS Coalition offers free assistance to owners who are interested in developing and implementing a Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) process. Below are a list of resources available for download.
Detailed Workbook for Qualifications-Based Selection - This workbook contains step-by-step procedures, guidance, examples, and history in the development of the QBS process.
QBS Workbook Forms - This document contains forms and information for use by the owner during the screening and interview process.
Individual forms are also available for download:
15. Optional Form
QBS Brochure - An explanation as to why value outweighs cost in the selection of Engineering services as it also provides a description of QBS and how it works.
PowerPoint Presentation: Using QBS - A sample Presentation with 27 screens in easy, summary format.
Laws & Regulations: Management and Budget Act (Excerpt) - Michigan public Act 431 of 1984
2009 National QBS Study - An analysis of issues pertaining to Qualifications-Based Selection.
The Brooks Act - A link to ACEC National's Federal Government Selection of Architects and Engineers Public Law 92-582 of 1972.
Survey of State QBS Laws and Registration Boards - This table consists of information provided to ACEC by the Member Organizations regarding QBS laws in the states.
Articles on QBS
How to Develop and Evaluate an Engineering Service Proposal -Pipeline by Jim Hegarty
A Law That Works - Bacon's Rebellion by John Palatiello
Why Value Outweighs Cost When Selecting an Engineer - Technology Century by Michael F. Cooper, P.E.
The Case for QBS- Engineering Inc. by Gerry Donohue
Does the Lowest Bidder have a Business Expectancy? - The Review by Sue Jeffers