What Is QBS?
QBS Canada is a coalition advocating for Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) when hiring professional service firms.
Since 1972, QBS has been required by law in the United States.
Hundreds of thousands of Canadian professionals think it’s about time Canada caught up. Using QBS ensures that governments and organizations in Canada will hire the best-qualified firms at fair and competitive prices, instead of lesser qualified firms at artificially low prices. The benefits of QBS to buyers, vendors, and Canadian taxpayers are significant.
“QBS works because it sets up a collaborative team approach from the outset. Working as a team and providing the design consultant with the resources to be innovative has positive impacts on the construction and life-cycle costs of infrastructure”