BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW OF QSRC
The Quantity Surveyors' Registration Council (QSRC) is a professional regulation body established in terms of Quantity Surveyors` Registration Council Act, 2013 to regulate the activities and conduct of quantity surveyors in Botswana.
The objectives of QSRC are to:
- Protect the interests of members of the public in any dealings with QS’s
- Maintain the integrity of the profession of quantity surveying
- Ensure compliance with set ethics and standards within the QS profession
- Encourage research and development of the QS profession.
Mandate: The QSRC's mandate is to register, monitor, develop and promote the Quantity Surveying profession in Botswana.
Vision: To develop of the Quantity Surveying profession in Botswana to international standards.
To regulate Botswana's Quantity Surveying profession by prioritising competence, integrity and professional ethics; in accordance with applicable laws, policies, standards and international best practice.
- - We are dedicated to quality, timeliness and excellence in our service and live up to the commitments we set. We perform our tasks and deliver our outputs to the best of our ability with a focus on continuously improving quality, productivity and professional development in line with international professional standards.
- – We are honest and adhere to ethical principles.
Transparency and accountability
- – We are clear and open while exercising our mandate. We recognize our obligation to bear the consequences of our actions and decisions.
Equality and Fairness
- – We perform our functions and duties in ways that are just, unbiased and non-discriminatory.
Stakeholder sensitivity/Customer Focus
- – We identify key stakeholders locally and globally and address their interests.
- - We embrace togetherness, promote and support a diverse, yet unified, team. We believe in partnerships and collaboration while maintaining individual accountability. We combine resources, competences, skills and work as a team in pursuit of our Vision.
The QSRC came into effect in 2013 following the passing of the Quantity Surveyors’ Registration Act on the 4th October 2013. The Act was to establish the Quantity Surveyors’ Registration Council; to provide for the regulation of the practice of quantity surveying and for the matters incidental thereto.
The Council is made up of 7 members as follows:
- One person eligible for registration under the Act, appointed by the Minister
- One person from outside the profession of quantity surveying appointed by the Minister
- The Director of the Department of Building and Engineering Services or his /her nominated representative, who shall be an ex-officio member
- Four persons eligible or registration under the Act, elected by the Institute Botswana of Quantity Surveyors, one of which is the Chairman of IBQS.
The appointments were Gazetted on 1st June 2014 but effective 1st April 2014 and valid for specified periods;
The Council members were inaugurated by the then Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology (MIST), Honourable Johnie Swartz accompanied by his Permanent Secretary, Deputy Permanent Secretary and other MIST officials on the 10th of July 2014.
The Council is also expected to promote performance, excellence and professionalism by ensuring that all Quantity Surveyors adhere to laid down rules and regulations, code conduct, as well as registration and implementation of control measures.