West Virginia Qualifications-Based Selection Council

The West Virginia Qualification Based Selection (QBS) Council is comprised of the American Council of Engineering Companies of West Virginia, the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, and American Institute of Architects-West Virginia, and advocates the use of Qualifications Based Selection. QBS is the most widely recommended method for obtaining quality engineering and architectural services, because a quality design is more likely to result in a constructed project that is more economical to build, maintain and operate over its useful life. Chapter 5G of the WV Code, passed by the WV Legislature in 1990, mandates the use of a QBS-type procedure by all state and local government entities.

Brooks Act

Since 1972, all agencies of the federal government have been required to use the QBS procedure. This law is known as the Brooks Act.