Application of AHP for the Criteria Evaluation of a Public Procurement in Colombia

EUGENIO, PELLICER and JOSE AGUSTIN, VALLEJO BORDA and JOSE LUIS, PONZ-TIENDA and LAURA ANDREA, GUTIERREZ BUCHELI (2015) Application of AHP for the Criteria Evaluation of a Public Procurement in Colombia. In: Third International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering- CSM 2015, 26 - 27 May,2015, Birmingham B42 2SU, UNITED KINGDOM.

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In order to conduct a verification of the methodologies used by the Ministry of Education of Colombia in the selection of contractors, a process of selection of bidders through Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was replicated. From the theoretical development of AHP as a tool for decision making, this paper presents the application of the method in public procurement through a case study in which the similarities and differences were compared with the actual outcome of the process. Among the main characteristics generally found that the classification given by the traditional process has a level of identity of 67% compared to the result obtained by the application of AHP. In addition to this, we found that at the point of no coincidence between process and AHP, the contractor had lower levels of performance compared to other contractors. These results are the base to initiate a search for new methods and selection criteria of proponents focusing on getting the contractor that better meet the objectives required for the construction of public infrastructure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: AHP, public procurement, decision making, recruitment process, contractor.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 11:43
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 11:43

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