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Title: Final contractor selection using the analytical hierarchy process
Authors: Fong, PSW 
Choi, SKY
Keywords: Analytical hierarchy process
Contractor selection
Final selection
Tender price
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Construction management and economics, 2000, v. 18, no. 5, p. 547-557 How to cite?
Journal: Construction management and economics 
Abstract: Some contractor selection methods currently in existence are criticized as incomplete and biased, and lacking consideration in terms of the contractor's ability to achieve simultaneously, time, cost, quality and safety standards. This research examines an alternative contractor selection model called the analytical hierarchy process (AHP), which will help construction clients to identify contractors with the best potential to deliver satisfactory outcomes in a final contractor selection process which is not based simply on the lowest bid. The AHP comprises three parts: hierarchic structure, prioritization procedure, and calculation of results. This model is tested by a hypothetical scenario where three contractor candidates are evaluated. The criteria used for contractor selection in the model have been identified, and the significance of each criterion has been arrived at by conducting a questionnaire survey in public organizations in Hong Kong. Comparisons are made by ranking the aggregate scores of each candidate with regard to their performance against each of the criteria, and the candidate associated with the highest scores is the best contractor on this occasion.
ISSN: 0144-6193
EISSN: 1466-433X
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