Major QBS breakthrough for ACEC, its members and partners


The industry consultation on Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) for the procurement of engineers and architects by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) closes on March 13, 2018.

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) will be responding directly.

But it is also critical that PSPC receive responses directly from
consulting engineering and architecture firms.

A strong supportive message from the our membership and industry partners is critical to a successful QBS pilot and subsequent adoption by PSPC.
To assist firms in responding to this consultation, we have provided these links to the following documents:

Responses should be emailed directly to When responding to PSPC, please note the following:

This consultation offers our industry an important and unprecedented opportunity encourage the public sector to respect and leverage the value provide by consulting engineering and architectural firms and to abandon low cost bidding for engineering and architectural services.

Add your voice to the consultation and
respond by no later than March 13, 2018.

Thank you to those that have already responded and to those that will be responding prior to the deadline.

March 1, 2018

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