ACEC Washington will work on behalf of firms when there is a contracting issue related to Qualifications Based Selection (QBS). Washington State procurement policies for architectural, engineering, and land surveying services call for QBS. Occasionally there are oversights in the procurement process, and some projects do not follow the QBS process completely.
Notify ACEC Washington if there is a procurement issue that contradicts the QBS process Washington State has enacted. We can address the issue as the advocate of the design professional industry.
The Architects and Engineers Legislative Council published guidelines that specifically address the QBS policies and processes for Washington State contracting. View the QBS Guidelines.