The Brooks Act requires that federally funded projects obtain professional design services through Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) Procurement. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 required this process for all CWSRF funded projects. There is a waiver process currently available, please talk with your project developer if your community might need a waiver.
FED has prepared several documents to help federally funded projects though the QBS procurement process:
Other resources available include:
- Rural Community Assistance Program
- Technical Release 16 published by NEIWPCC (for purchase)
- Getting Your Project to Flow Smoothly published by RCAP (free)