Evaluating contractor prequalification data : selection criteria and project success factors
Hatush, Zedan & Skitmore, Martin (1997) Evaluating contractor prequalification data : selection criteria and project success factors. Construction Management and Economics, 15(2), pp. 129-147.
A Delphic study investigating the perceived relationship between twenty contractor selection criteria (CSC) currently in use and project success factors (PSFs) in terms of time, cost and quality is described involving a sample of eight experienced construction personnel, including two validators. A consensus of the likely impact of each criterion on time, cost and quality is established in terms of pessimistic, average and optimistic values which are then converted into expected means and variances via the PERT approach. The ten most and ten least important CSC are identified and examined for differences and similarities between PSFs.
The results show that past failures, financial status, financial stability, credit ratings, experience, ability, management personnel and management knowledge are perceived to be the dominant CSC affecting all three PSFs, with safety criteria (safety, experience modification rate, occupational housing association, management safety accountability) and the length of time in business being perceived to have the least effect overall. Some CSC, such as "past performance, bank arrangements, project management organisation, plant and equipment", were perceived to effect only one or two PSFs.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Prequalification, Selection Criteria, Project Success Factors, Delphic Study|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in Construction Management and Economics 15(2):pp. 129-147.|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||14 Oct 2011 15:04|
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