Contractor selection in government procurement auctions: a case study
by Sidhartha Siladitya Padhi, Pratap Kumar Jagadev Mohapatra
European J. of Industrial Engineering (EJIE), Vol. 3, No. 2, 2009

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]

Online publication date: Mon, 02-Mar-2009

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