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Title: Improving objectivity in procurement selection
Authors: Cheung, SO
Lam, TI 
Wan, YW
Lam, KC
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Source: Journal of management in engineering, 2001, v. 17, no. 3, p. 132-139 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of management in engineering 
Abstract: Selecting a procurement strategy for construction projects is inherently subjective. The decision is often intuitively based on the previous experience and knowledge of the decision maker. An objective-subjective procurement selection method is proposed. The method takes into account the need to have an objective base for strategy comparison through the use of multiattribute utility technology. Allowing the decision maker to assign importance ratings for the selection criteria also accommodates individual preferences and project specificities. The analytical hierarchical process based importance ratings assignment method improves both the objectivity and the reliability of the assessment. Applications in real cases suggest positive potential use of the method.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/8790
ISSN: 0742-597X
EISSN: 1943-5479
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0742-597X(2001)17:3(132)
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