Qualifications-Based Selection of Engineering Services: State List
Legislative/Regulatory Issue: Legislative
HB 5238: Died during 2016 Legislative Session.
In 2016, NSPE called on Michigan legislators to support Michigan House Bill 5238, the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act. If enacted, the legislation will set procedures for local governments to procure architectural, engineering, and land surveying services using a qualifications-based selection process. NSPE believes qualified professional engineers should be selected to perform all engineering services on the basis of design ability, experience, integrity, and other key professional factors—rather than price. You can read the letter to Michigan state legislators here. This measure died upon adjournment, but a measure has been refiled during the 2017 Legislative Session as HB 4447. The measure has not moved out of the House Committee on Local Government.