Qualifications Based Selection

What is QBS?

Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) is a quality investment that will result in substantial savings over the life of a project. It's a process that provides a fair and rational procedure enabling you to obtain the services of qualified architects, engineers, and land surveyors based on professional qualifications, at a fair and reasonable cost.

QBS has been required by law for all Federal projects since 1972. In New Hampshire, State law mandates that all State Agencies use QBS. Numerous other organizations and municipalities use QBS because it works. In addition, the QBS process is included in the American Bar Association's Model Procurement Code for State and Local Government.

Information on the QBS Process