212.01   DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Professional services" means services which may be performed only pursuant to a license, certificate, or other legal authorization, services within the scope of practice of an architect or landscape architect or a professional engineer or surveyor, or other services of a similar nature and scope.
   (b)   "Professional service provider" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, company, firm or other similar entity which performs professional services.
   (c)   "Qualifications" means all of the following:
      (1)   Competence of the professional service provider to perform the required professional services as indicated by the technical training, education and experience of the professional service provider's personnel, especially the technical training, education and experience of the employees employed by the professional service provider who would be assigned to perform the professional services;
      (2)   Ability of the professional service provider in terms of its workload and the availability of qualified personnel, equipment, and facilities to perform the required professional services competently and expeditiously;
      (3)   Past performance of the professional service provider as reflected by the evaluations of previous clients with respect to such factors as control of costs, quality of work, and meeting of deadlines;
      (4)   Other similar factors.
(Ord. 91-44.  Passed 4-2-91.)