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Benefits of QBS

Hiring professionals based on qualifications instead of low price benefits all Canadians.

Benefits to Buyers of Professional Services:

  • Easier identification of the most qualified vendors
  • Collaborative instead of adversarial vendor relationships
  • More accurate project estimates meaning fewer project cost overruns
  • Lower procurement costs
  • More innovative project results
  • Reduced life-cycle cost of projects

Benefits to Vendors of Professional Services:

  • Reduced sales costs
  • Collaborative instead of adversarial client relationships
  • Opportunities for innovation and life-cycle planning

Latest News

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How To Achieve A Fair Procurement Process

How architects and engineers are hired is increasingly challenged

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QBS Canada Partners with Dr. Chinowsky and Dr. Kingsley for Update of Groundbreaking 2009 QBS Study

QBS Canada Partners with Dr. Chinowsky and Dr. Kingsley for Update of Groundbreaking 2009 QBS Study

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The Federation of Canadian Municipalities Has Promoted QBS for Over A Decade

Read – Selecting a Professional Consultant: The Recommended Best Practice

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5 Billion Reasons to Ditch the Price-Based RFP

Watch a TedX talk on why we should abandon the low bid request RFP process.

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QBS Procurement Delivers

Better Projects That Are More Likely to Be On Time, and On Budget A joint research study by the buyers (American Public Works Association) and the vendors (American Council of Engineering Companies) in partnership with The University of Colorado and …

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Jack Brooks: The Man Behind QBS Legislation in the US

Jack Brooks was the US Congressman from Texas whose advocacy for Qualifications Based Selection resulted in federal legislation known as The Brooks Act.

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