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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2019, 7(4), 172-180
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-7-4-4
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Assessment of Tender Documents Quality Index

Hossam H. Mohammed1, Ahmed H. Ibrahim1 and Ann E. El-Malt1,

1Construction Engineering & Utilities Department, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

Pub. Date: August 26, 2019

Cite this paper:
Hossam H. Mohammed, Ahmed H. Ibrahim and Ann E. El-Malt. Assessment of Tender Documents Quality Index. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2019; 7(4):172-180. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-7-4-4

Abstract

The success of any tender depends on the quality of tender documents. Factors affecting the quality of tender documents can be summarized within nine main factors and thirty-four secondary ones, which were collected from previous studies. The main purpose of this paper is to get an index that can help to evaluate the quality of tender document. Four steps are included to reach the purpose of this paper. The first step is to make a questionnaire to identify the most important factors affecting the quality of tender document. The second step includes a (AHP) model to get the quality percentage for any tender document and to implement this step a questionnaire was applied by using saaty scale. Depending on the previous steps, the most important factors affecting the quality of tender documents are: (Specifications, Design Drawings, Bill of Quantities, Terms and Conditions of Contract) representing (12%, 27.5%, 46.7% and 13.8%). The third step to set an index that can evaluate any tender document and minimum acceptable percentage for every factor. Finally, four actual case studies are implemented to illustrate the proposed AHP model to get the quality percent for each one and to set the proposed index to check the status of the tender (poor-accepted- good - very good - excellent) and to get the minimum acceptable percent for each factor.

Keywords:
quality tender documents AHP construction management

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