The Association of Independent Engineering and Consulting Companies of Catalonia (ASINCA), represented by its President, Mr. Josep Tunic Buira, in early August received a delegation from the AQPE (Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers) formed by the Director General Mr. Francesc Gonzalez and Secretary General Mr. Antoni Molina, to try on certification of professional engineers in tenders for management as a differentiating factor in value contribution.

In the presentation explained  that the AQPE is a Private Foundation, founded by college of engineers, that aims the certification of the professionals of the engineering in function of the knowledges accredited and the professional experience in the different specialties, classified in scopes of action, as procedures of objective certification and standardized, as well as the promotion of the international convergence, mainly European, the systems of qualification employed and of his mutual recognition.

PEQ certificate (Professional Engineer) than issued AQPE supports competence level obtained by the professional of the engineering that subject to the procedure of evaluation applied by his professional college and sanctioned by the Committee of Professional Qualification of the AQPE. To difference, and in complementation, of university degrees, that accredits the training that qualifies for a profession, through PEQ certificate accredits the competitions that have the professionals in the scopes where have exercised them and thus accurate information is provided, precise and equable, to the companies and to the society on the professional experience of the engineers.

The Association of Independent Engineering and Consulting Companies from Catalonia (ASINCA), greatly appreciates the AQPE and supports professional certification for the value it brings. The need and the interest they may have for bidding companies has agreed to analyse the possible cooperation to facilitate and standardize professional certification as a reference value in trade relations between companies and the administration.

ASINCA (Association of Independent Engineering and Consulting Companies from Catalonia) is the employer of reference in Catalonia that brings together the most important firms of the sector and has become the main organization of interlocution with public administrations in the scope of engineering. Engineering companies that form ASINCA have had a significant weight in the process of transformation and modernization of major infrastructures in Catalonia and the rest of the state. High-speed rail projects, airports, environmental impact studies, highways or big hospitals bear the stamp of consultants associated with ASINCA. The experience accumulated in the transformation of our country allows in these moments, worldwide, our companies are valued.

AQPE (Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers) is a Private Foundation that aims the certification of the professionals of the engineering in function of the knowledges accredited and the professional experience in the different specialties, classified in scopes of performance, as procedures of objective certification and standardized, as well as the promotion of the international convergence, mainly European, the systems of qualification employed and his mutual recognition.