A decision model proposal for construction contractor selection in Turkey

Topcu Y. İ.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.39, no.4, pp.469-481, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2003.09.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.469-481
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study proposes a multi-criteria decision model for construction contractor selection in the Turkish public sector. Current selection methods are reviewed and three main concepts are generated for selection: cost, time, and quality. The proposed selection model uses evaluation criteria related to these concepts and has a process with two main stages: contractor prequalification and the choice of the eligible (compromised) bidder among prequalified contractors. This model can be used as a decision support system by project owners in order to identify an eligible contractor to be awarded the contract. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.