Criteria for contractor selection

Zedan Hatush*, Martin Skitmore

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This paper is concerned with identifying universal criteria for prequalification and bid evaluation, and the means by which different emphases can be accommodated to suit the requirements of clients and projects. The information, assessment and evaluation strategies currently used by procurers for screening contractors are considered, and the results are reported of an extensive literature review and a Delphic interview study with a small select sample of construction profes-sionals with extensive experience in prequalification and bid evaluation processes. The findings indicate that the most common criteria considered by procurers during the prequalification and bid process are those pertaining to financial soundness, technical ability, management capability, and the health and safety performance of contractors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-38
Number of pages20
JournalConstruction Management and Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


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