8.289. Present provisions of law notwithstanding, in the procurement of architectural, engineering or land surveying services, each agency which utilizes architectural, engineering or land surveying services shall encourage firms engaged in the lawful practice of their professions to annually submit a statement of qualifications and performance data to the agency. Whenever a project requiring architectural, engineering or land surveying services is proposed for an agency of the state or political subdivision thereof, the agency shall evaluate current statements of qualifications and performance data of firms on file together with those that may be submitted by other firms regarding the proposed project. In evaluating the qualifications of each firm the agency shall use the following criteria:
(1) The specialized experience and technical competence of the firm with respect to the type of services required;
(2) The capacity and capability of the firm to perform the work in question, including specialized services, within the time limitations fixed for the completion of the project;
(3) The past record of performance of the firm with respect to such factors as control of costs, quality of work, and ability to meet schedules;
(4) The firm's proximity to and familiarity with the area in which the project is located.
(L. 1983 H.B. 322 § 3)
Missouri General Assembly