Qualifications Based Selection

Federal law, the Code of Alabama and the Rules of the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (Board) require the use of Qualification Based Selection (QBS) procedures for the selection of engineers and surveyors for work. The intent of QBS is to select a highly-qualified firm thereby producing a successful result.



Brooks Act
Federal Law that requires QBS on Federal Projects

Code of Alabama 41-16-21
State Contracts for Professional Services

Code of Alabama 34-11-35.1
QBS in Law and Board Administrative Code

QBS FAQ's
Answers to Most Asked QBS Questions