Monday, February 17, 2014

Holder Makes the Case for QBS

The Municipal, a magazine devoted to America’s municipalities, recently published an article written by Garver Director of Transportation Jerry Holder. The article, entitled “Collaborative and under-budget: QBS projects,” addresses the benefits of qualification-based selection for procuring professional services as opposed to using bid contracts.

“Professional engineers pride themselves on delivering projects that save their clients’ money,” Jerry writes. “When professional services are bid…it limits professionals from using his or her talents for [the] constituents’ best benefit.”

Garver prides itself on building honorable relationships through consistently delivering high-quality, cost-efficient designs rather than being able to provide one-time clients with the cheapest short-term solution to long-term problems.

“With QBS the scope can be developed with less effort on the shoulders of the municipal staff by including the selected firm in the process,” Jerry writes. “Developing the scope of work together also cultivates a team atmosphere and creates a clear message for what the project will and will not entail.”

To read Jerry’s full article in The Municipal, click here.


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