NSPE and KSPE Oppose Misguided Effort to Erode QBS

Thursday, February 18, 2016

On February 11, NSPE President Tim Austin, P.E., F.NSPE, sent a letter to Kansas state legislators in response to a report claiming that the Kansas Department of Transportation could save money by eliminating qualifications-based selection in the department’s procurement of architectural and engineering services. NSPE strongly opposes efforts to erode QBS. In his letter to state legislators, Austin clearly established that QBS protects the public health, safety, and welfare. He also noted that QBS protects taxpayers, benefits small firms, and promotes technical innovation. Read the full letter.