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NOVEMBER LUNCH MEETING: Qualification Based Selection

Panel Discussion

ASCE and ACEC-CA have teamed up to host a forum on qualifications based selection (QBS). How local, state and federal agencies procure professional services varies greatly. QBS is a process that affects how public agencies procure consultant services that ensures that the qualifications of a professional are considered before fees are negotiated for a contract.

The forum will allow for an open discussion to answer questions regarding QBS. The discussion will include a brief presentation on QBS, the law, and general procurement procedures that include QBS. Panelists will then answer questions from the moderator and the audience to dig deeper into what QBS is, why it is used, and how professional services related to engineering, land surveying, construction management, architecture, and environmental consulting are being procured.

Kelly Garman, ACEC-CA
Director of Government Affairs

Our Panel:
Chris Cooper
Ventura County
Director of Engineering Services

Ditas Esperanza
City of El Paso de Robles
Capital Projects Engineer

Jon Blanchard
Padre Associates
Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Mohammad Maljai
Caltrans Local Assistance
Office of Policy Development and Quality Assurance

Peter Sevcik
Nipomo Community Services District
District Engineer

Embassy Suites
333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Date & Time:
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at noon

Members and Guests $20 by RSVP ($25 at the door)
Students $10

We ask if you sign-up, please be sure to attend - some venues will charge the Branch for every seat we reserve, regardless of the actual attendance. If for any reason you will not be able to attend, please contact Ryan Hayes ahead of time to be removed from the guest list. If you have specific dietary restrictions or have questions, please contact Ryan Hayes.

• Tri-Tip Steak Salad: Charbroiled Santa Maria Style Tri Tip over Mixed Greens with Roasted Corn, Cucumbers, Roma Tomatoes, Black Beans, Avocado, Queso Fresco and served with a Creamy Chipotle Dressing.

• Grilled Chicken Wrap: Marinated Chicken, Chevre, Mixed Greens, Roma Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Chipotle Aioli and Avocado Wrapped in a Spinach Flour Tortilla.

• Smoked Salmon Wrap: House Smoked Kind Salmon, Spinach, Herbed Cream Cheese, Paper Thin Red Onions, Carrot and Beet Threads, and Watermelon Chutney Wrapped in a Spinach Flour Tortilla.

***Chocolate Ganache Cake for dessert

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Interested in sponsoring a future meeting? A $200 donation to our scholarship fund will also bring you recognition at the meeting and in our newsletter following the meeting. Please contact Liz Moody for more information.

ASCE Student Chapter
Cal Poly SCE meets twice a month on Wednesday evenings. All members of ASCE are invited and encouraged to attend. Please see the SCE website for information regarding special events and ongoing activities.

Click here for Student Chapter Website.




Newsletter and President's Message

Current Edition
JULY 2013 (pdf) (condensed)
  President's Message
JULY 2013



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