Procurement method selection for building maintenance projects: The case of Malaysian public universities

Lin Chua, S.J. and Ali, A.S. and Alias, A. (2014) Procurement method selection for building maintenance projects: The case of Malaysian public universities. In: Conference on civil Engineering and Safety (CCES 2014), 12-14 Sep 2014, Wuhan, China.

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The purpose of this paper is to implement and validate a decision making framework for building maintenance projects. The growing importance of maintenance sector not only in Malaysia but also increasingly globalized, the difficulty in selecting an appropriate procurement method and lack of research in this area provide an impetus for this research. There were 19 procurement selection criteria identified. In addition, there were 4 types of procurements methods which include outsourcing by specialist term contract, outsourcing by tendered schedule term contract, outsourcing by repair and maintenance contract and outsourcing by measured term contract identified to be the most popular procurement methods adapted by public universities currently and at the same time were considered most important. The decision making framework was developed based on AHP technique and principles. Expert Choice Software was employed as development tool where the criteria and alternatives were integrated into the framework. Finally, structured interview was conducted to validate the framework developed. The validation process was carried out through structured interview with selected public university.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process, Expert Choice Software, Procurement Method, Building Maintenance Management, Public Universities
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 01:18
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 01:18

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