Prequalification and c-competitiveness

Drew, Derek S. & Skitmore, Martin (1993) Prequalification and c-competitiveness. OMEGA: International Journal of Management Science, 21(3), pp. 363-376.

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Two major factors to be considered in prequalifying construction contract bidders are the likely costs and risks to be faced by the client upon award of the contract. Prequalification of too many bidders, although lowering client costs, increases risks and causes an excessive overhead on the bidding process.

A method of assessing the relative cost and risk implications associated with individual bidders is proposed. This involves calculating the percentage that bids are above the lowest bid in previous auctions, termed C-Competitiveness. It is argued that selecting only the lowest and most consistent C-Competitive bidders for a proposed contract auction will reduce client, risks and bidding overhead.

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ID Code: 4416
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: bidding, competitiveness, interfirm comparisons, performance ratios, prequalification, risk
DOI: 10.1016/0305-0483(93)90093-Z
ISSN: 0305-0483
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: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:55

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