Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services (COFPAES)
The Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural & Engineering Services (COFPAES), a nonprofit organization that works to preserve, protect, defend, and promote the qualifications based selection (“QBS”) process for the acquisition and engagement by contract of firms to provide architectural and engineering (including surveying and mapping) services. The QBS process is found in federal law in the “Brooks Act” (40 USC 1101 et. seq) and part 36.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as well as most state laws, and the American Bar Association Model Procurement Code for State and Local Government. COFPAES is comprised of leading A&E and related services professional societies and trade associations, as well as individual firms.