Position Paper: Best Value Procurement Methods for Professional Services - Overcoming the Limitations of Low-Bid and QBS

In this position paper, NIGP explores procurement best practices and methods for overcoming the limitations of low-bid and qualifications-based selection (QBS) methods of selecting professional services providers. NIGP does not support mandates that require public entities to apply a QBS method for selecting service providers. Instead, NIGP supports two principles, i) price competition and, ii) ideas competition.