IIBEC Organizes Opposition to Proposed Alabama Regulation Gutting QBS
In early October IIBEC became alarmed after reading Alabama Department of Transportation (AL DOT) proposed draft regulations overhauling state procurement procedures. Specifically, the proposal instituted a new procedure for architecture, engineering, and design services based on price (low-bid) for state-funded projects, while maintaining the requirement that qualifications-based selection (QBS) is used for projects that use federal funds. IIBEC reached out to organizations in the state that also support QBS to raise the alarm and confirm the proposal was, in fact, gutting QBS for state funded projects. IIBEC submitted comments on November 4, 2022, opposing the proposal.