Optimizing the Strategy of Technical Bid Analysis Using Multi Attribute Decision Making Models


Ahmed AL-Abri

Sultanate of Oman


The goal of this paper is to provide the decision makers with the information necessary to make an intelligent decision about the technical bid evaluation. It shows the steps of the technical evaluation from the planning until the final technical report.

Furthermore the paper critically discusses the main evaluation criteria category to be considered in the technical evaluation and how to measure these categories by using Multi-attributes of no compensatory models and compensatory models techniques or new methods extracted from Multi-attribute techniques to pick out the best option form the bidders.

This paper will provide the reader a full strategy, process and techniques of how to evaluate the technical bid and arrive at sound decisions.

Key words, Technical Evaluation, technical team, prequalification, selected criteria clarification, announcement of the tender, awarded criteria, Multi-attributes and technical report.


Selection of the most suitable contractor is a c crucial decision for decision makers and a signal of how the project will be achieved in the future. A lot of questions should be answered by the evaluators in order to choose the right bidder.

Why the technical evaluation is very important? What is the process for selection the best contractor? How the bidder should be treated? What is the difference between selection criteria and awarded criteria? What are the main criteria categories to be measured and how these criteria can be weighted? Who should be the evaluators? What are the main types of contract? What are the techniques to be used in technical evaluations?

The paper is concerned with providing the answers of all the above questions and aims to sum up all the recommendations in pursuit of better evaluation of construction bids technically.

Moreover the paper will provide a real example of a study case to explain the answers of the above mentioned questions.

The bidders should submit the client two sealed envelopes include technical tender and commercial tender. Commercial tender shall not open until the bidder passes the technical evaluation. 


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About the Author

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Muscat, Oman

Ahmed Al-Abri is a Civil Engineer, graduating from Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat in 2000. Mr. AL-Abri has worked for different organizations for more than13 years. Mr. AL-Abri worked from 2000 to 2004 in the Ministry of National Economy in the Sultanate of Oman, from 2004 to 2010 in a consolidated contractor company, from 2010 to 2011 in Monte Adriano Middle East Company, and his current position is a civil project engineer in Oman oil company exploration and production. Mr. AL-Abri has expertise in managing road projects, sewage projects and building projects. He can be contacted at [email protected]