Client and consultant perspectives of prequalification criteria

Ng, S.T. & Skitmore, Martin (1999) Client and consultant perspectives of prequalification criteria. Building and Environment, 34(5), pp. 607-621.

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A crucial task in contractor prequalification is to establish a set of decision criteria through which the capabilities of contractors are measured and judged. However, in the UK, there are no nationwide standards or guidelines governing the selection of decision criteria for contractor prequalification. The decision criteria are usually established by individual clients on an ad hoc basis. This paper investigates the divergence of decision criteria used by different client and consultant organisations in contractor prequalification through a large empirical survey conducted in the UK. The results indicate that there are significant differences in the selection and use of decision criteria for prequalification.

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ID Code: 65674
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Contractor Prequalification, Decision Criteria, Discriminant Analysis
DOI: 10.1016/S0360-1323(98)00050-X
ISSN: 0360-1323
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Building and Environment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Building and Environment, [Volume 34, Issue 5, (1 September 1999)] DOI: 10.1016/S0360-1323(98)00050-X
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