A Fuzzy Approach to Assess the Contractor’s Competitiveness
A competitive contractor is the guarantee of project’s success, so how to choose a suitable contractor is critical for the owners. However, among the influencing factors considered in the selection, some can be quantitatively evaluated with clear evaluation criteria while others can only be qualitative evaluated so that no specific scores can be obtained. For the above reasons an improved fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method is proposed in which all assessment factors are divided into two categories and are evaluated with different criteria. The method integrates the advantage of quantitative evaluation and qualitative evaluation. Finally it is verified by a case and the result shows that the application of the improved fuzzy approach to choose contractor is effective and reasonable.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
N. Dong et al., "A Fuzzy Approach to Assess the Contractor’s Competitiveness", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 3946-3949, 2011