Portal da USP Portal da USP Portal da USP

IDENTIFYING OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO SELECT SUITABLE DECISION MODELS FOR A PUBLIC SECTOR E-PROCUREMENT DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM

Mohamed Adil, Miguel Baptista Nunes, Guo Chao Peng

Abstract


Public sector procurement should be a transparent and fair process. Strict legal requirements are enforced on public sector procurement to make it a standardised process. To make fair decisions on selecting suppliers, a practical method which adheres to legal requirements is important. The research that is the base for this paper aimed at identifying a suitable Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) method for the specific legal and functional needs of the Maldivian Public Sector. To identify such operational requirements, a set of focus group interviews were conducted in the Maldives with public officials responsible for procurement decision making. Based on the operational requirements identified through focus groups, criteria-based evaluation is done on published MCDA methods to identify the suitable methods for e-procurement decision making. This paper describes the identification of the operational requirements and the results of the evaluation to select suitable decision models for the Maldivian context.

Keywords


Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA); Decision Model; Focus Group; Public Sector; e-Procurement

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4301/10.4301%252FS1807-17752014000200001

Article Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Copyright (c)