Action on Issue: Qualifications-Based Selection of Engineering Services
State: Kentucky
Legislative or Regulatory Issue: Regulatory
Bill Number: 600 KAR 6:061
Last Action: Regulation Rescinded in 2016.
Additional Comments: NSPE alerted the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers to a proposed rule that would have rescinded regulations directing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to carry out qualifications-based selection. NSPE and KSPE then worked together and contacted transportation cabinet officials to explain the value of QBS and the necessity of the regulations. As a result, the cabinet rescinded its proposed rule to eliminate the regulations. The letter commending the Transportation Cabinet for rescinding the regulations to repeal QBS can be read here. The effort was another critical example of the value of NSPE’s advocacy efforts and national-state collaboration.