COUNCIL ON FEDERAL PROCUREMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING SERVICES

CHALLENGE

To manage the day-to-day activities of a coalition of trade associations and professional societies in the architecture, engineering, and related professional services community in support of coordinated efforts to preserve, protect, defend, and promote a specific provision of Federal law, known as the "Brooks Act".

SOLUTION

MWAM monitors legislation, procurement actions, regulations, and agency policies and practices related to Federal procurement of architecture, engineering, and related professional services; keeps each member organization informed of such activities; advocates on behalf of the members' unanimously adopted policies; convenes meetings of the member organizations to facilitate coordination and communication; educate Congress and Federal agency officials; and provide continuing education for member organizations.

OUR TESTIMONIALS DO THE TALKING

Reputation Speaks for Itself

"Miller Wenhold Association Management has a long history of quality service.  Their advocacy, organizational management, education, and outreach made COFPAES an effective and efficiently run coalition of design professional societies and associations."

Patrick M Olson CP,PE,PLS (ret)
Past Chairman, COFPAES

RESULTS

Federal Advocacy

  • There has not been a serious threat to the "Brooks Act" in more than 30 years and the law has been expanded on several occasions.

  • Member organizations speak and act with an effective, coordinated, common voice in support of the Brooks Act, including advocacy, publications, and education.

  • COFPAES is frequently called upon by Congress and government officials for its expertise  on A/E contracting and other relevant issues.

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