Next Article in Journal
Performance Evaluation of Root Zone Heating System Developed with Sustainable Materials for Application in Low Temperatures
Previous Article in Journal
Can Creating Shared Value (CSV) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Collaborate for a Better World? Insights from East Asia
Previous Article in Special Issue
Social Impacts of Dam-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: A Comparative Case Study in China
Article Menu
Issue 11 (November) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4129; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114129

Sustainable Winner Determination for Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects in Multi-Attribute Reverse Auctions

1
College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, China
2
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Received: 8 October 2018 / Revised: 25 October 2018 / Accepted: 7 November 2018 / Published: 9 November 2018
Full-Text   |   PDF [581 KB, uploaded 19 November 2018]   |  

Abstract

Selection of a sustainable private partner (contractor) is significant to ensure the success of public-private partnership (PPP) projects. In recent years, multi-attribute reverse auctions (MARAs) are widely used in public procurement to select the desirable contractor. However, the MARA mechanism is neglected in the existing studies. The purpose of this paper is to present a MARA framework for selecting a sustainable contractor in PPP infrastructure projects, in which the MARA rules and an integrated winner determination method are involved. In particular, the sustainability considerations are incorporated in the MARA rules, which can make the potential contractors have incentives to improve their sustainable performance. Within the MARA rules, based on the trapezoidal fuzzy linguistic representation model and the classical two-additive Choquet (TAC) integral operator, a winner determination method is developed to evaluate and rank potential contractors, in which both the bid evaluation and the interrelationships among bid evaluation attributes are considered. Finally, the potential of the proposed method is shown through an illustrative case of a PPP project of a subway construction in China. The MARA framework investigated helps governments make reliable decisions in sustainable procurement and thereby facilitates successful project delivery. View Full-Text
Keywords: PPP infrastructure projects; sustainable procurement; multi-attribute reverse auction; bid evaluation; winner determination PPP infrastructure projects; sustainable procurement; multi-attribute reverse auction; bid evaluation; winner determination
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Gao, G.-X. Sustainable Winner Determination for Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects in Multi-Attribute Reverse Auctions. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4129.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top