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Training/Formation Selection And Procurement Of Professional Services: Qualifications – Based Selection

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Through the QBS process, project managers will learn the core principals in selecting professional consultants.

Selection And Procurement Of Professional Services: Qualifications Ė Based Selection (QBS)

Who Should Attend?

  • Municipal practitioners influencing or involved in selecting professional service providers for infrastructure projects
  • Procurement practitioners
  • Electrical engineers
  • Professional service providers
  • Owners and government agencies
  • Developers
  • Consultants, contractors & builders
  • Other associated practitioners

What's Included

  • 60 day Online Course Access
  • Procurement Resource Kit including forms to support selection criteria, evaluation and interviews


  • None; practical experience and general awareness of procurement processes will be of benefit but are not required.

Time to Course Completion

  • Approximately 6-7.5 hours to complete all aspects of the simulation and review all resources
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Cancellation requests received more than 14 calendar days before start date of the event will receive a full refund less a $100 administration fee. Cancellation requests received within the 14 calendar days prior to the event start date will be non-refundable.

Substitution of event attendee will be permitted at any time prior to the start date. Participant substitutions are permitted at any time prior to the start of the event. Please ensure that the substitute has met any prerequisite requirements.

Payment must be received in full before the event. CSA reserves the right to cancel any event and will, in such case, fully refund all registration fees. No liability is assumed by the organizers for changes in conference dates, content, speakers or venue.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand key principles supporting the use of the Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) approach in the recruitment of professional services for infrastructure projects
  • Gain 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
  • Better understand the effective selection and procurement of professional consulting services in support of a capital investment project

Course Overview

The effective recruitment of professional services is a key component in the success of achieving project outcomes and optimizing infrastructure investments. Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) uses a best practice approach to outline procedures that support the selection of professional consultants based on qualifications, experience and competence to meet the demands of a specific project.

This course provides a simulated experience through the QBS process and the core principles supporting this approach, in order to explore its relative strengths and limitations. Course participants will work through a series of scenarios and deal with specific challenges in order to select consultants to support a project over its life cycle.

About The Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) Course

  • Course participants will work through three scenarios that cover the QBS process, simulated issues facing real-world infrastructure projects and issues associated with evaluation criteria and negotiations
  • Each of the three scenarios provides ongoing feedback on the course participantís progress based on the resources employed and the overall effectiveness of their efforts as they work through the QBS methodology
  • Detailed instructions and guidance on success measurement are provided throughout the simulation
  • Registering for this course allows you to connect with an advisor, access to other team members and receive a constant flow of communications as you work through the QBS process
  • Track your progress with a process map that provides a clear line of sight to each of the QBS process steps

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