PSPC expands QBS procurement pilot
PSPC Ontario Region has published two new QBS Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and interested firms can participate in these QBS procurements.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is continuing to explore and evaluate Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) as a potential procurement system for the federal government. PSPC Ontario Region has published two new QBS Requests for Proposals (RFPs) on its Government Electronic Tendering Service known as Buyandsell.gc.ca and interested firms can participate in these QBS procurements.
ACEC applauds the PSPC leadership for its openness to QBS and its willingness to work with the engineering and architecture sectors. ACEC along with the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC) and other stakeholders have been working with PSPC to familiarize key leaders within the federal government on the many benefits of QBS. As a result, PSPC has committed to conducting a pilot of QBS procurement for engineering and architecture services to evaluate its effectiveness in achieving better outcomes, more innovation and life-cycle savings.
ACEC hopes that these QBS procurements receive strong interest from its member firms. The two current projects are as follows:
Title: Qualification Based Selection Process - Dam Engineering Services: Fenelon Falls and Little Bob River (EQ754-201178/A)
Current closing date of RFP: December 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST
Title: Qualification Based Selection Process – Kirkfield Lift Lock 36 Comprehensive Investigation/Inspection and Repairs (EQ754-201128/A)
Current closing date of RFP: December 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact PSPC.