Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2009)135:9(826)
Title: Relative importance of subcontractor selection criteria: Evidence from Singapore
Authors: Hartmann, A.
Ling, F.Y.Y. 
Tan, J.S.H.
Keywords: Construction management
Contractors
Quantitative analysis
Singapore
Subcontractors
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Hartmann, A., Ling, F.Y.Y., Tan, J.S.H. (2009). Relative importance of subcontractor selection criteria: Evidence from Singapore. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 135 (9) : 826-832. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2009)135:9(826)
Abstract: Subcontractors carry out a large portion of the work done in construction projects. Thus, selecting the right subcontractor essentially contributes to the project's success. We designed a choice-based conjoint experiment to examine the relative importance of four criteria in the subcontractor selection process of main contractors from Singapore: Price, technical know-how, quality, and cooperation. Although main contractors adopt a multicriteria selection process and perceive all four criteria to be important for their choice decision, the actual choice situation reveals that price is still by far the most important selection criterion, followed by quality, cooperation, and technical know-how. Main contractors are not willing to compromise on price but accept a lower performance of a known subcontractor on the remaining criteria. © 2009 ASCE.
Source Title: Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45817
ISSN: 07339364
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2009)135:9(826)
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