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An Intelligent Tender Evaluation System using Evidential Reasoning Approach

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 61 - Number 15
Year of Publication: 2013
Authors:
Md Shahadat Hossain
Md Salah Uddin Chowdury
Smita Sarker
10.5120/10008-4874

Md Shahadat Hossain, Md Salah Uddin Chowdury and Smita Sarker. Article: An Intelligent Tender Evaluation System using Evidential Reasoning Approach. International Journal of Computer Applications 61(15):38-43, January 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

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	author = {Md Shahadat Hossain and Md Salah Uddin Chowdury and Smita Sarker},
	title = {Article: An Intelligent Tender Evaluation System using Evidential Reasoning Approach},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {61},
	number = {15},
	pages = {38-43},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Tender evaluation is a critical decision making process that has a great impact on the project performance, with regards to time, cost and quality. The selection of the appropriate tender can ensure a smooth finishing of a project and eliminate several problems during construction. In this paper, the evidential reasoning (ER) approach which is capable of processing both quantitative and qualitative data is applied as a means of addressing the tender evaluation process. The process of building a multiple criteria decision model of a hierarchical structure of a tender is presented, in which both quantitative and qualitative information is represented in a unified manner. At the light of a case study of Bangladesh the tender evaluation process is then fully investigated using the ER approach. The advantages of applying this model in practice and its analysis are discussed.

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