Title: Contractor selection in government procurement auctions: a case study

Authors: Sidhartha Siladitya Padhi, Pratap Kumar Jagadev Mohapatra

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal – 721 302, India. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal – 721 302, India

Abstract: This paper aims to present a combined fuzzy Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) and Simple Multi-Attribute Ranking Technique (SMART) approach to deal with the contractor selection problem in government procurement auctions. The proposed approach utilises a set of ten attributes for the evaluation of a contractor. In this approach, the attributes of both the past performance and the present status of the contractor is considered wherein the selection attributes are qualitative and/or quantitative type having inhibiting and/or enabling in nature. A case study of the Rural Development Department of the government of Orissa has been taken up to demonstrate the contractor selection process. [Submitted 9 February 2008; Revised 27 June 2008; Revised 8 August 2008; Accepted 12 August 2008]

Keywords: government procurement; procurement auctions; fuzzy AHP; analytical hierarchical process; simple multi-attribute ranking technique; fuzzy AHP-SMART; contractor selection; rural development.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2009.023604

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2009 Vol.3 No.2, pp.170 - 186

Available online: 02 Mar 2009 *

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