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Suitability of Government Bid Evaluation Procedure for Building Projects in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Sumanarathna, DMGANM
dc.contributor.author Perera, BAKS
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-24T11:54:55Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-24T11:54:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-24
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/11258
dc.description.abstract In Sri Lanka, a Contractor is selected through a bid evaluation procedure in construction projects and this is be a crucial step in the implementation of the project. The most frequently used bid evaluation procedure in Sri Lanka is the Government Bid Evaluation Procedure (GBEP), the Government being the client in most of the projects. Although GBEP is referred to in government publications, it has so far not been analysed in detail. This study therefore was conducted to identify the suitability of GBEP to local building projects. Firstly, a literature synthesis and a desk study were carried out. The degree of use of GBEP identified from the literature synthesis was validated through semi structured interviews which also identified the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of GBEP. The analysis reveals that a well-defined procedure, proper documentation, possibility of selecting the lowest evaluated bid are the major advantages of GBEP while the absence of a minimum eligibility criteria for preliminary bid evaluation, adjustments done by the evaluator, low accuracy of the Engineer’s Estimate and non-consideration of the optimum bid are its major disadvantages and/or limitations. Suggestions are made to overcome the disadvantages and limitations. Flexibility on ICTAD registration, making allowance for discounts for variations, introduction of standard formats for reporting and prohibition of adjustments by the evaluator will enhance the transparency and accountability of GBEP. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Construction Industry; Contractor Selection; Engineer’s Estimate; Government Bid Evaluation Procedure; Tender Evaluation en_US
dc.title Suitability of Government Bid Evaluation Procedure for Building Projects in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.identifier.year 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.conference The 4th World Construction Symposium 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.place Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos p 458-468 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Sustainable Development in the Built Environment: Green Growth and Innovative Directions en_US


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