April 28, 2022
When the California Department of Justice asked for comments on a proposal to craft its own version of qualifications-based selection (QBS) for the procurement of architectural and engineering services, IIBEC jumped into action, contacting state-based allies who said they were planning on submitting comments that largely supported the regulations as written. IIBEC realized the best course of action would be to work through our coalition, the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural & Engineering Services (COFPAES), to support the regulatory effort. COFPAES did submit comments outlining the history of QBS and why the procurement process serves the interest of taxpayers. IIBEC will continue to follow this regulatory effort and will take action if necessary.