Investigating the Criteria for Contractors’ Selection and Bid Evaluation in Egypt

M Salama, H Abd El Aziz, H El Sawah, a El Samadony

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    This study aims at identifying the criteria for bid evaluation and the means by which different emphases can be recommended to suit the requirements of clients and projects. The research was conducted by sending a questionnaire to 100 project managers in Egypt and had an exceptionally high rate of response of 72%. The analysis led to some interesting findings that reflect on the current practice. The paper is concerned with providing construction managers and professionals with recommendations in pursuit of better evaluation of construction bids both technically and financially. Further more the paper critically discusses the current laws and regulations in Egypt and concludes with a list of recommendations that aims at guiding practitioners and planning authorities to enhance the current practice. The study highlights the need for an industry body capable of developing a project management code of practice, meanwhile enhancing the current practice with regard to project procurement. The study despite conducted in Egypt is useful to practitioners intending to engage in construction projects in the developing region of the Middle East due to the similar trends in current practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference
    EditorsD. Boyd
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780955239001
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference


    • bid evaluation
    • egypt
    • regulations
    • selection criteria


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