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  • Join us at the POLO Park CanadInn in Winnipeg from 1:00-4:30 PM on June 27th to learn how your municipality can save time and money and get better project results by using Qualifications Based Selection instead of a price-based Request … Read more »



  • The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Annual Conference was recently held in Toronto, Canada. The association focuses on financial issues (including procurement) of importance to governments of all sizes, from around the globe. I was invited to speak on Qualifications … Read more »



  • It’s fine and dandy for me to rail against the RFP but what should take it’s place? The answer is Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) and it’s been required by law since 1972 by the US federal government and since then … Read more »



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Cal I want to thank you for your wonderful presentation and thought you gave to our industry. It was very valuable and very interesting. - Alberta Conference

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