Criteria for contractor selection

Hatush, Zedan & Skitmore, Martin (1997) Criteria for contractor selection. Construction Management and Economics, 15(1), pp. 19-38.

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with identifying universal criteria for prequalification and bid evaluation, and the means by which different emphases can be accommodated to suit the requirements of clients and projects. The information, assessment and evaluation strategies currently used by procurers for screening contractors are considered, and the results are reported of an extensive literature review and a Delphic interview study with a small select sample of construction professionals with extensive experience in prequalification and bid evaluation processes. The findings indicate that the most common criteria considered by procurers during the prequalification and bid process are those pertaining to financial soundness, technical ability, management capability, and the health and safety performance of contractors.

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ID Code: 4435
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Prequalification, Bid Evaluation, Information, Criteria Assessment
DOI: 10.1080/014461997373088
ISSN: 1466-433X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Construction Management and Economics 15(1):pp. 19-38.
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 23:44

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