QBS is a best practice outlining procedures to support the selection of professional consultants based on qualifications, experience and comptence, based on demands of a specific project. This course provides a simulated experience through the QBS process, the core principles supporting this approach, and relative strengths and limitations. As a project manager, you'll work through a series of scenarios and deal with specific challenges in order to select consultants to support your project over its life cycle.
Understand key principles supporting the use of qualifications-based selection (QBS)
Knowledge of the process and associated tasks for the QBS methodology
Understand how the need for innovation, setting evaluation criteria, developing scope of work and negotiations are addressed within the QBS methodology
Effective selection and procurement of professional consulting services in support of a capital investment project
Municipal practitioners influencing or involved in selecting professional service providers for infrastructure projects
Professional service providers
Time to Course Completion
Approximately 6-7.5 hours to complete all aspects of the simulation and review all resources
60 day Online Course Access
Procurement Resource Kit including forms used to support selection criteria, evaluation and interviews
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