March 2023 - Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) Roundtable Luncheon

Presentation File & Attendee List

Presentation File

Attendee List

Fairfax DPWES Solicitations Handout

Our Speakers

ACEC National
Steve Hall - Senior Vice President, Advocacy

Steve joined ACEC in 2001, and currently serves as Senior Vice President for Advocacy.  Prior to joining ACEC, Steve worked on Capitol Hill for 14 years, including the role of Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congresswoman Sue Kelly (R-NY).  Prior to joining the Kelly office in 1995, Steve served for two years as Senior Legislative Assistant on the staff of Congressman Bill Zeliff (R-NH), where he handled the Congressman's work on the Transportation and Infrastructure and Government Operations Committees.  He also handled transportation and infrastructure issues for Congressman Matthew Rinaldo through congressional consideration and passage of ISTEA in 1991.  He began his Hill career in 1987 as a legislative assistant in the office of Congressman John Hiler (R-IN).
An avid hunter and angler, Steve lives with his wife Terre and daughter Sarah in McLean, VA.  Sarah is about to begin her fourth year in the biomedical engineering program at the University of Virginia.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District
Jillian Cazalet - Chief, Military Design Management


Jillian Cazalet has over 15 years of experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is currently the Chief, Military Design Management Section at the Baltimore District. In her current position, Ms. Cazalet is responsible for the overall design management of the District’s military and IIS program that has an annual multibillion dollar construction value. Ms. Cazalet manages a team of Engineers and Architects that manage the design of projects from planning, design and through construction to contract close-out. The military design management section executes the District’s support to 14 military installations in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia executing hundreds of military design and construction phase services projects annually.

Our Panelists

City of Alexandria, Virginia
Terry Suehr, PE, PMP, DBIA - Director, Department of Project Implementation

Terry Suehr joined the City of Alexandria as the Director of the Department of Project Implementation (DPI) in August 2019.  As Director of DPI, she leads a team of project managers, construction inspectors, and project controls support staff to deliver the City’s portfolio of capital infrastructure projects (CIP).  Terry has over two decades of experience designing and managing public and private infrastructure projects.  She began her career as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and then transitioned to the private sector as a civil engineer.  In 2005, she joined SNC-Lavalin (formerly PBS&J and Atkins), filling a variety of roles, most recently serving as a vice president responsible for federal business unit operations.  Her expertise includes project and program management; site, stormwater, and utility design; design-build project delivery; and multi-discipline team leadership.  Terry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy.  She is a licensed professional engineer; credentialed as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute; and credentialed as a Design-Build Professional by the Design-Build Institute of America.  She serves as the chair of the Board of Directors for the George Mason University Civil Engineering Institute.  She also served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University, teaching civil engineering design and project management.

Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), Stormwater Management
Rosalind D. Knox - Contracts & Administrative Services Manager

Professional Services Contract Manager and facilitator for Fairfax County Government, Professional Services Design Engineering Contracts.  Accomplished, certified public procurement, and contracting officer with over twenty years’ experience strategically developing, executing, and managing complex, high-profile solicitations, and contracts for goods and services and engineering and architectural professional services.
Northwest, Seattle, WA transplant with both private and public sector contracts administration experience in;  Federal Transit Administration Contracting, Washington State Enterprise Services Contracting Division, and Cascade Natural Gas Corporation entities. Contract Manager for master contracts led by Western States Contracting Alliance, now NASPO-Value Point, Minnesota Municipal Contracting Alliance for Pharmaceuticals, and Novation’s Medical Agreements.
Facilitate Selection Advisory Committee Teams to establish Qualification Based Selection Solicitations.  SWaM Solicitation participation via Virginia Electronic Marketplace (eVa) incorporating Diversity Equity & Inclusion (environmental justice) Contracting.  Establish and oversee critical time sensitive solicitations and contract awards via Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposal processes.
Manage continuous strategic internal and external consultant/vendor relationships. Establish customer-focused partnerships via pre-bid, debrief, and kick-off contract award meetings, followed by quarterly contract administration meetings to ensure consistent contract administration and compliance.


The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Bradey J. Richmond, CPSM, CPSD - Corporate Strategic Procurement Manager

Bradley Richmond is a Corporate Strategic Procurement Manager with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.  He currently manages the procurement of capital improvement projects, architectural and engineering services,  maintenance, fleet, goods, general construction and other commodities.  Previously,  Mr. Richmond served a strategic sourcing specialist and contracting officer at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).  Mr. Richmond holds a bachelor degree in agricultural and natural resource economics and a masters degree in acquisition and supply chain management from the University of Maryland.  Mr. Richmond is a certified professional in supplier diversity, supply management, and lean six sigma.  He is also a member of varying professional organizations including NIGP, ISM, MPPA and DBIA. 


University of Maryland, College Park
Bill Olen - Executive Director, Planning & Construction

Over thirty years of experience and documented success in facility planning, design, and construction management. 
Providing executive leadership to six units in the Department of Planning & Construction; which has a combined workforce of 140 professional employees.  
Director of the College Park Service Center which manages the design and construction of projects greater than one million dollars at seven of the eleven institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM).  
Chair of the university’s Architectural and Landscape Review Board (ALRB) which is comprised of industry professionals and university staff who review new projects or modifications to existing buildings at the flagship campus.  
One of the lead University representatives working with the Maryland Transit Administration on the pending construction of the light rail system (Purple Line) through the heart of the campus.
The department’s current workload exceeds 2 billion dollars.

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