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|Title||Factors Affecting the Selection of Procurement Methods in the Construction Projects in Gaza Strip|
|Title in Arabic||العوامل المؤثر في اختيار طريقة الشراء في مشاريع الانشاءات في قطاع غزة|
The selection of an appropriate procurement method is becoming an increasingly important issue due to a complex decision-making that has to be made by clients early in the project lifecycle. The aim of this research is to improve and enhance procurement system in the Gaza Strip construction industry through identify, evaluate and rank essential the factors that affect the selection of traditional and the non-traditional procurement methods from procurement experts and consultants’ perspectives. An extensive literature review of various procurement methods and factors which influence the selection of an appropriate method for construction projects in Gaza Strip was conducted. A survey questionnaire was carried out to elicit professionals' views on factors that influence the selection of procurement method for their planned projects; a total of 68 organizations (i.e. 29 procurement experts and 39 consultants operating in Gaza Strip, Palestine) responded to the survey. The data was then analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and the factors ranked according to their Relative Importance Index (RII). The results indicate that the top six significant factors that have most influence on the selection of procurement methods in the Gaza Strip in construction projects are: price competition; degree of project complexity; time constrains of project; project size; client's financial capability and client's experience in procurement methods. This research concludes that there is no variety of procurement methods used in the Gaza Strip construction industry where a traditional procurement method with a measure and pay method based on bill of quantities is preferred. This is because of the most of professionals' in Gaza Strip are not familiar and not widely experienced with the other alternative procurement methods. One of the main recommendations of this research is to use the proposed conceptual framework using the multi-attribute utility approach (MAUA) as a decision support system for the selection of appropriate procurement method for construction projects in the Gaza Strip.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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