Development of a procurement decision support system to enhance construction project delivery: from claims management perspective

Olatunde Olufemi Banwo, George Agyekum-Mensah, Andrew Arewa

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Abstract

The passive use of the most convenient, rather than the most appropriate procurement strategy has led to
the failure of many construction projects. The result of these inappropriate procurement decisions have
been numerous contract claims emanating at the project execution stage leading to time over-run, cost
over-run and project delays. When these claims are not carefully managed, it often degenerates to
arbitration, mediation, litigation and in some cases outright project abandonment. The research developed
a decision support system for selecting the most appropriate procurement strategy to enhance current
industry practice. This study is based on an underpinning positivism research paradigm which relates to
the impact of procurement strategy decisions on construction project delivery. The research adopted both
epistemological (theory) and ontological (practice) philosophical stance in developing a procurement
decision advisory system. This was achieved by both extensive literature search and knowledge elicitation
from industry experts on current industry practices. Furthermore, a validation survey was carried out
based on 32 case studies of recently completed construction projects which revealed that implementation
of the proposed decision support system could enhance the successful delivery of construction projects.
The procurement decision support system is based on robust theoretical framework and reality in practice
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages390-391
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management - Detroit, United States
Duration: 23 Sep 201625 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceInternational conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period23/09/1625/09/16

Keywords

  • Procurement Strategy
  • Decision Support System,
  • Construction Project,
  • Claims Management.

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    Banwo, O. O., Agyekum-Mensah, G., & Arewa, A. (2016). Development of a procurement decision support system to enhance construction project delivery: from claims management perspective. In International conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (pp. 390-391). IEOM Society.