QBS Award

Deadline for nominations: August 30
Download a nomination form with instructions.

Every year, ACEC and NSPE partner to administer the QBS Awards, recognizing public and private entities that make exemplary use of the Qualifications-Based Selection process at the federal, state and local levels. QBS Award winners serve as examples of how well the QBS process works, and they help ACEC and NSPE promote the practice of QBS in jurisdictions that do not use, or underuse, QBS to procure engineering services.

Three QBS Awards
A maximum of one QBS Award shall be presented in each of the following categories:

  • Federal Government Sector
  • State Government Sector
  • Nongovernment Sector

Nominations may originate from an ACEC Member Organization, an NSPE State Society, a public or private entity, or an individual in the public or private sector. Self-nomination is not permitted.

Each nomination shall require, before submission, the signed endorsement of both the ACEC Member Organization and the NSPE State Society of the nominee’s state or region. Nominations submitted that do not meet this requirement shall be returned for the necessary endorsements, and if such are not forthcoming, the nomination shall be disqualified.

Nongovernmental entities and individuals eligible for nomination include, but are not limited to, private corporations, privately funded research labs, private utility companies, design professionals, construction contractors, developers, and any nongovernmental entity that uses design professionals’ services on a regular basis.

Governmental entities eligible for nomination include, but are not limited to, federal governmental departments or agencies, state governmental departments or agencies, municipalities, local governments, school districts, university systems, public utility systems, publicly funded research laboratories, and special purpose districts.

Nongovernmental entities and individuals eligible for nomination include, but are not limited to, private corporations, privately funded research labs, private utility companies, design professionals, construction contractors, developers, and any nongovernmental entity that uses design professionals’ services on a regular basis.

To learn more, please see the nomination form.

» See a complete list of recipients.