Title: Contractor selection with Multi Criteria Decision Support tools

Authors: Adil Baykasoglu, Erdogan Ozbay, M. Tolga Gogus, Ahmet Oztas

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey. ' Kilis 7 Aralık University, Kilis Vocational School, Kilis, Turkey. ' Department of Civil Engineering, University of Gaziantep, 27310 Gaziantep, Turkey. ' Department of Civil Engineering, University of Gaziantep, 27310 Gaziantep, Turkey

Abstract: The selection of the most suitable contractor is crucial for the success of construction projects. An important task in contractor selection is to establish a set of decision criteria that can measure and judge the capabilities of contractors. Multiple Criteria Decision Support (MCDS) methods can be very useful to solve this problem. Several MCDS tools are used in the literature for this problem. In order to promote the usage of these methods a set of them are applied to a real problem. It is also aimed to present the relative performances, advantages and disadvantages of these methods.

Keywords: contractor selection; TOPSIS; AHP; analytical hierarchy process; ANP; analytical network process; MCDS; multiple criteria decision support; construction projects; multicriteria decision making; MCDM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2009.022371

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2009 Vol.4 No.2, pp.174 - 197

Published online: 02 Jan 2009 *

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