About N.H.Q.B.S.

If You Bid Professional Services Consider...
  • The low bidder is often the one who proposes to provide the least service, not the firm with the best approach or qualifications.
  • You may need assistance defining your need for services.
  • A failure to clearly define your needs may result in a disparity between your expectations and the contracted services.

    QBS has been required by law for all Federal Projects since 1972. In New Hampshire, state law requires that all State Agencies use QBS. Numerous other organizations and municipalities use QBS because it works. In addition, the QBS process is included in the American Bar Association's Model Procurement Code for State and Local Governments.

What is QBS?

Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS)... a quality investment which will result in substantial savings over the life of a project.

It's a process which provides a fair and rational procedure enabling you to obtain the services of qualified architects, engineers and land surveyors based on professional qualifications, at a fair and reasonable cost.

Why use QBS?

QBS has been required by law for all Federal projects since 1972. In New Hampshire, State law mandates that all State Agencies use QBS. Numerous other organizations and municipalities use QBS because it works. In addition, the QBS process is included in the American Bar Association's Model Procurement Code for State and Local Government.

  • American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH).
  • New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers (NHSPE).
  • American Council of Engineering Companies - New Hampshire (ACEC-NH).
  • American Society of Civil Engineers New Hampshire Section (ASCE-NH).
  • Structural Engineers of New Hampshire (SENH).
  • New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA).

New Hampshire QBS Coalition

NHQBS
info@nhqbs.org