QBSCanada

A coalition of associations, companies, and professionals advocating for the use of Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) when hiring professional services firms in Canada.


Since 1972, QBS has been required by law in the United States.


Hundreds of thousands of Canadian professionals think it's about time Canada caught up...


The three year objectives of the coalition are:


  • Raising the awareness of QBS and its benefits in the procurement community in Canada from under 30% to over 70%
  • Facilitating the trial of QBS by thousands of procurement professionals in organizations across Canada by providing QBS seminars and presentations across Canada each year at no cost to procurement groups
  • Setting the stage for new procurement policies and a "Canadian Brooks Act” covering not just architecture and engineering but all professional services


Using QBS ensures that governments and organizations in Canada will hire the best-qualified firms at fair and competitive prices, instead of lesser qualified firms at artificially low prices. The benefits of QBS to buyers, vendors, and Canadian taxpayers are significant.

Training

Deliver free seminars and presentations to procurement professionals across Canada on the subject of implementing their first QBS procurement.

Advocacy

Advocate to governments at all levels with an emphasis on the creation of legislation or policy at all levels (similar to the Brooks Act in the US) requiring QBS processes for professional services hired by the federal government.


Communication

Work with professionals across Canada to coordinate existing local QBS advocacy communications campaigns and efforts.

These activities will be funded by the professional services community in Canada.


If you would like to help bring QBS to Canada contact Cal Harrison at 1 (204) 293-2411 or Cal@QBSCanada.ca


Accounting +

Advertising +

Architecture +

Communications +

Construction Management +

Digital Media +

Engineering +

Graphic Design +

Information Technology +

Interior Design +

Law +

Management Consulting + Market Research +

Marketing +

Photography +

Public Relations +

Video Production  =


QBS Canada