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Title: Examining the criteria for contractor selection in the Ghanaian construction industry: - Private sector perspective
Authors: Ziorklui, Theodora N. L
Owusu-Manu, De-Graft
Keywords: criteria
Private Sector
Perspective
Issue Date: 17-May-2021
Abstract: Contractor selection process is very important in the success of any construction project delivery. Despite the numerous studies on contractor selection criteria used within the public sector, there existed a scarcity of literature on the contractor selection criteria, as used by clients in the private sector. This study therefore was aimed at examining the criteria for contractor selection in the Ghanaian Construction Industry from the Private Sector Perspective. Seeking answers to “what criteria are used by private sector clients for contractor selection and award of contracts” and juxtaposing them against what pertains within the public sector. The current study was guided by the positivist philosophical paradigm, using the quantitative strategy and the deductive approach. The survey research design was used to draw responses from construction practitioners in the private sector through the use of a self-administered questionnaire and analyzed through the SPSS Software into descriptive and inferential statistics. The study population comprised private hostel developers within KNUST campus and its catchment areas. The results of the study revealed that, the procurement methods used by the private sector clients are not different from that which is being used by public sector clients, though in most cases, the processes used are not as complex as those used by the public sector clients. It was also discovered that, the private sector clients also adopted a number of decision criteria, used by public sector clients. However, unlike most public contracts, key contracting elements found in public sector contracts, are rarely found in contracts by private sector clients. The absence of these conditions could sometimes create room for disputes to arise between the client and contractor.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award Degree of Master of Science in Project Management. November 2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13755
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