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Qualification Based Selection: A guide for procuring design professional services in Tennessee
(Created: 2019-07-02; Reviewed: 2021-04-08 )

This guide for procuring professional design services was created through the cooperative effort of the Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) Working Group, a group consisting of representatives from various State agencies, professional societies, and private individuals. The purpose of the QBS Working Group was to create a document outlining the process for the procurement of professional design services using Qualifications Based Selection in a manner that complies with state law and benefits both design professionals and public bodies alike.
Through five public meetings from April to December, 2018, the QBS Working Group considered its goal of providing guidance.

Working from a document created by Sharon Rollins for the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) (an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service that assists municipalities with technical consulting, training and field services) as a guide, the QBS Working Group adopted the attached document as its final product for the purpose of achieving its goal of providing guidance to design professionals and public bodies.

A second document is attached. This is the appendices of the QBS document which provides sample forms to used in the process of acquiring the services of design professionals.
Quality Assurance Program for Enforcement and Inspection Programs
Form (Created: 2020-12-10; Reviewed: 2021-05-21 )

MTAS Fire Consultant Dennis Wolf authored this template that can be used by any city or town to provide a means of measuring the quality of fire inspections performed.
Question on Open Burning
General (Created: 2007-08-09; Reviewed: 2021-05-21 )

MTAS was asked about open burning within the city limits.
Questions About Amending a Proposed Ordinance Between Readings and the Secretary of the Planning Commission
Legal Opinion (Created: 1998-05-13; Reviewed: 2021-07-19 )

MTAS was asked whether a proposed ordinance can be amended between readings and whether the secretary of the planning commission is a public officer.
Questions about NIMS (National Incident Management System)
General (Created: 2005-09-30; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

MTAS was asked whether a city has to do the training and pass the resolution and who receives the compliance documentation.
Questions Arising When No City Manager Is Currently Serving
Legal Opinion (Created: 2004-12-20; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

MTAS was asked about the relationship between the city manager and the city under the general law manager-commission charter and the question of whether the city can appoint a temporary city manager who does not have the 12 month protection under the charter.
Questions on Businesses Selling Liquor
General (Created: 2003-04-14; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

MTAS was asked whether the city board could change the hours for selling liquor; if local businesses are required to close at 3:00 AM; and if minors are required to leave places where liquor is sold at 10:00 PM.
Questions on Cable Service
General (Created: 2014-08-26; Reviewed: 2021-05-07 )

MTAS was asked about the state franchise process for cable and video services and approaches to address a situation in several subdivisions that effectively limits wired cable and video service choices.
Questions on Capital Outlay Notes
Legal Opinion (Created: 1994-04-15; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

MTAS was asked two questions on capital outlay notes.
Questions on City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 1999-12-15; Reviewed: 2020-05-05 )

MTAS was asked several questions about municipal streets.
Questions Related to Overtime Compensation
Legal Opinion (Created: 1997-05-20; Reviewed: 2021-05-20 )

MTAS was asked whether a full-time city employee who is also a volunteer firefighter is entitled to overtime compensation when his combined hours as a city employee and as a volunteer firefighter exceed 40 hours, whether a full-time firefighter who works in the water department on Saturdays is entitled to overtime for hours worked in excess of the hours he is permitted to work during his work period, and where a city employee does dissimilar work, how his overtime compensation is calculated.
Quorum with Mayor
Legal Opinion (Created: 2001-10-04; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor counts toward a quorum and may the mayor vote.
Quorum, Tie Votes, and Roberts Rules
Legal Opinion (Created: 1992-10-30; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

MTAS was asked whether a certain proposed measure before the city council passed, or was there a tie vote on the proposed measure which the mayor could break.