Public Services and Procurement Canada seeks input on QBS


Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) plans a trial use of Qualifications-Based-Selection (QBS) for procuring architectural and engineering services and has issued a Request-for-Information seeking feedback on QBS from the industry.


The RAIC strongly encourages members to respond to the questionnaire by the March 13 deadline. To help us in our advocacy efforts, please share your overall comments with the RAIC. You may email Interim Executive Director Bruce Lorimer.



“The RAIC and its members have long been concerned about the undue influence of fees on selection processes,” says RAIC President Michael Cox, FRAIC. “We see this RFI as an excellent initiative to explore a consultant-selection method that will respect the experience and approach that architects will bring to a project and allow them a fee base to provide their clients with a high quality of response.


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