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Article: Evaluating engineering consultants' general capabilities during the pre-selection process - A Hong Kong study

TitleEvaluating engineering consultants' general capabilities during the pre-selection process - A Hong Kong study
Authors
KeywordsConsultants
Hong Kong
Selection
Issue Date2004
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ecam.htm
Citation
Engineering, Construction And Architectural Management, 2004, v. 11 n. 3, p. 150-158 How to Cite?
Abstract
Consultant pre-selection is an essential process to distinguish capable candidates before they are invited to submit their technical and fee proposals for consultancy assignments. Despite that, many clients have their own criteria and emphasis, and this could result in discrepancies in pre-selection decisions. The aim of this paper is to devise a more objective framework for evaluating consultants' general capabilities during the pre-selection process. The paper begins by identifying the commonly used criteria for pre-selecting engineering consultants. In order to examine the importance of consultant pre-selection criteria (CPC), a questionnaire survey has been conducted with clients who are responsible for pre-selecting their consultants; and consultants being pre-selected by the clients. The findings reveal that the perception of the client and consultant groups on the importance of CPC was very consistent. Finally, a multi-criteria model for evaluating consultants' general capabilities during the pre-selection is proposed. Based on each candidate score, clients can determine which engineering consultants should be invited to bid for a consultancy assignment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/150322
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  1. The University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorNg, STen_US
dc.contributor.authorChow, LKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:03:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:03:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationEngineering, Construction And Architectural Management, 2004, v. 11 n. 3, p. 150-158en_US
dc.identifier.issn0969-9988en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/150322-
dc.description.abstractConsultant pre-selection is an essential process to distinguish capable candidates before they are invited to submit their technical and fee proposals for consultancy assignments. Despite that, many clients have their own criteria and emphasis, and this could result in discrepancies in pre-selection decisions. The aim of this paper is to devise a more objective framework for evaluating consultants' general capabilities during the pre-selection process. The paper begins by identifying the commonly used criteria for pre-selecting engineering consultants. In order to examine the importance of consultant pre-selection criteria (CPC), a questionnaire survey has been conducted with clients who are responsible for pre-selecting their consultants; and consultants being pre-selected by the clients. The findings reveal that the perception of the client and consultant groups on the importance of CPC was very consistent. Finally, a multi-criteria model for evaluating consultants' general capabilities during the pre-selection is proposed. Based on each candidate score, clients can determine which engineering consultants should be invited to bid for a consultancy assignment.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ecam.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEngineering, Construction and Architectural Managementen_US
dc.subjectConsultantsen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectSelectionen_US
dc.titleEvaluating engineering consultants' general capabilities during the pre-selection process - A Hong Kong studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09699980410535769en_US
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dc.identifier.volume11en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage150en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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